This is a low-cost, basic SOIC breakout boards. This custom PCB will interface a standard SOIC package IC to 0.1" headers, which are easier to work with and integrate well with breadboards.
There is DIP-standard 0.6" spacing between the two rows of pins.
40 Pin break-away headers are perfect for use with these custom PCBs. Machine pin headers may be a better option for IC sockets.
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Skill Level: Competent - You will encounter surface mount components and basic SMD soldering techniques are required.
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These are a God send. I left off with soldering skills from the late 80's and I sure could use a PLCC 68 and PLCC 44 to DIP adapter board like this. These are versatile also for other SOIC's and SOJ's. (Edit: Narrow package)
Would be interesting to see a double sided version for TSOP and SSOP on the other side. Though for the price, these are excellent for prototyping or even a finished product.
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Basic? Yes. Low-cost? You think? Four dollars seems excessive to me. Surely a tiny sliver of PCB with absolutely nothing on it should be under a dollar.
Usually I wouldn't complain about pricing, but in this case, I do agree with you. Since this board doesn't have to go through assembly, it should be priced at about half its current price.
I'd complain more about Digi-Key, then. They have similar stuff selling for $10 or so ;)
Is this EIAJ or JEDEC
.What's the SOIC pin pitch?
I'll rephrase tdma's question.
Is it true this will not work with a 300 mil package? For example the DS3234:
I can now confirm that this board will work for the DS3234 RTC. The DS3234 is a 30 mil package.
So this won't work with a 300 mil PIC SOIC package?
Check your package carefully. Your 20-pin SOIC package, that is. What you do with your package is your business.
Make sure the body of your (SOIC) package is about 5.3mm. The 7.5mm or 0.3" (SOIC) body is not appropriate for this PCB.
That being said, the 0.3" body can be rigged to just barely work, which may suffice for a couple of prototypes. I gently pressed the leads towards the body, which gave a reasonable heel fillet after reflow.