# Where to find SOIC-10 SMD board adapter

#### dante_clericuzzio

Joined Mar 28, 2016
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I have this SMD IC package SOIC-10

Length about 5mm and Width = 3.8mm Like as in this pic...but this picture showing SOIC-8 and i need SOIC-10 can anyone suggest cheap place to get this. I searched across ebay couldn't really find it

#### RichardO

Joined May 4, 2013
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Note that adapters for chips with more than 8 leads can be quite wide. I have seen some with a spacing between the rows of the DIP pins of 0.6 inches. This can make the adapter awkward to use on a solderless breadboard.

#### GopherT

Joined Nov 23, 2012
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Note that adapters for chips with more than 8 leads can be quite wide. I have seen some with a spacing between the rows of the DIP pins of 0.6 inches. This can make the adapter awkward to use on a solderless breadboard.
The top two on the list in the digikey link are 0.3" DIP adapter. The bottom two are 0.6"

#### RichardO

Joined May 4, 2013
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The top two on the list in the digikey link are 0.3" DIP adapter. The bottom two are 0.6"
I looked at the picture more closely. I see that they surface mounted the header strips to get the narrow spacing.

#### dante_clericuzzio

Joined Mar 28, 2016
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#### ErnieM

Joined Apr 24, 2011
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Just get a 14 or 16 pin adapter and skip a few pads.

#### KeepItSimpleStupid

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#### dante_clericuzzio

Joined Mar 28, 2016
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Just get a 14 or 16 pin adapter and skip a few pads.
Not about the pin space but the width of the IC...

#### philba

Joined Aug 17, 2017
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If you are capable of PCB layout, you could make your own and get exactly what you want. OSHPark in the US isn't super expensive - $5 a square inch for 3 boards. And various Chinese PCB houses run specials. AllPCB right now will give free shipping and for up to 100mm x 100mm (4" x 4" or so) will cost$5 for 10 boards. Here's one I did on OSHPark - 2 proto boards, snappable for $11.75 for 3 boards (that's 3 soic8 and 3 soic14 protos). The SOIC8 by itself would be around$4.50 for 3 - buck and a half each. It's kind of a Frankenboard because I wanted to be able to test some SMD transistors. I've shared the design so if anyone wants to order it, I'll provide a link.

By the way, I ran a similar board through AllPCB - $5.49 (paypal fee of$.49) with their free shipping special. Got 10 boards so each one was 55 cents and when I split them, 27.5 cents each. Here's the kicker, I got the boards in 5 days. Faster than amazon with regular shipping.

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#### ErnieM

Joined Apr 24, 2011
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Not about the pin space but the width of the IC...
What would you base this on? If the pins fit the package fits.

If still in doubt remember the socket pin spacing is 0.1" and can be used to make crude measurements... they should show you your device isn't so strange it doesn't fit on any standard board.

#### dante_clericuzzio

Joined Mar 28, 2016
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What would you base this on? If the pins fit the package fits.

If still in doubt remember the socket pin spacing is 0.1" and can be used to make crude measurements... they should show you your device isn't so strange it doesn't fit on any standard board.
There is a different of width of the IC...not only the pin...in fact i have MSOP-10 board and yes the pin distance to one another is perfectly matched but the width of the board is smaller then the IC ....so when i place the IC on it the pin will be out of the pads...because the width of the board is smaller than the IC...the pad is going under the IC instead of perfectly sit on it

#### GopherT

Joined Nov 23, 2012
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I have a non-commercial use, how do I get a free one?

#### KeepItSimpleStupid

Joined Mar 4, 2014
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I have a non-commercial use, how do I get a free one?
I think they are referring to (Intellectual Property). e.g. board design.