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  1. ilia

    ilia

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    Hi. I am working on a project which requires a specific integrated circuit which only comes in an LGA 24 package.
    I tried searching the web for a through-hole adapter. I found schmart boards but they're only good for SMT with pins.

    I've seen that PC CPU's are LGA and they are connected via a "normal-force" socket, that simply presses them against the contacts. I tried searching for such sockets for LGA 24 but I failed. Also: Do the contacts have to be golden to be used in such a socket?

    I found one solution to my problem which requires connecting the little contacts to pins by hand with a "circuit-work writing pen", but I'm afraid I will not be able to do it with such delicate work.

    Can someone please help me find a solution to my problem? What do people usually do when builing a prototype that contains an LGA component? Is LGA off limits for hobbyists?
     
  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    I can find lots of adapters, but none for LGA 24. You may be able to use a 28 pin adapter by just not using (or removing) the 4 surplus pins. Check the dimensions.
     
  3. ilia

    ilia

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    I can also find these lots of adapters, but soldering a 7 mm X 7 mm LGA onto one of them is just as hard as not having an adapter at all... so what's the point.
     
  4. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    I'm afraid you won't get away without some soldering. I'm not aware of any sockets for LGA.
     
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