Printing IC pinouts using a normal printer

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  1. Mozee

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    Hello folks,

    I was wondering If there is a way to print IC pinouts on normal A4 papers then cut them manually into the IC size. Is there any software having a library of printable IC pinouts? Any simple and practical way to do so? Ideas?
     
  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    Do you mean something like these?

    pinout.png

    You can find those in the datasheets/databooks.

    The shown image come from the TI databook wic can be found as scyd013.pdf on the internet.

    I do not know any software capable of this.

    Bertus
     
  3. MrChips

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    Google IC pinout labels.
     
  4. Alec_t

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    Will the printout be used just for labelling an IC, or does it have to be the exact size of the IC (e.g. for marking out a pcb for drilling) ?
     
  5. Mozee

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    Thanks guys. Actually I would like to print the pinouts e.g. IC555 timer pinouts which are VCC TRH TRI GND RST etc etc .. and not the number of op-amps or gates etc.. the label must fit on the IC as I will glue it so when I breadboard I wouldn't have to refer back to the datasheet
     
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  6. bertus

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    Hello,

    As I said, take the databooks from the internet and copy-out the pinouts.
    Here is an other example wich I took from a datasheet:

    LM555_pinout.png

    Almost all datasheets and books will have these kind of images in them.
    A good resource for older databooks is the internet archive:
    https://archive.org/details/electronicsmanuals

    Bertus
     
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  7. Alec_t

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    Having grabbed an image it's then just a matter of re-sizing it with a graphics editor, or with the printer.
     
  8. crutschow

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    Reducing those to the actual size of the IC package may make them unreadable.
     
  9. dl324

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    Most would put pinout/function information on the schematic:
    upload_2017-4-23_12-50-51.png
    That's what you're going to use to wire and/or troubleshoot the circuit.
     
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