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question about DIP package and SMT adapters

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by panfilero, Nov 2, 2008.

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  1. panfilero

    panfilero Guest

    I'm trying to work on a circuit on a standard perf board I got from
    radio shack... and it works fine for all the DIP chips I pick up from
    radio shack... but, I need to start using some cooler stuff... but I'm
    finding most of these come in all sorts of SMT packages...

    My questions...

    1.) I've been able to find TSSOP to DIP adapters, but I there's two
    options on DIP 300mil and 600mil... does anyone know which of these is
    the regular one I'm use to?

    Here's the adapters I've found:

    2.) The ICs I'd really like to use come in TDFN, UMLP, and
    MicroPak10.... I can't find any adapters to these... does anyone know
    of any adapters or work-arounds that I can use to still be able to
    prototype and play with the new ICs that are coming out?

    Much Thanks
  2. panfilero

    panfilero Guest

    ahhh... cool, thank you answers my questions, and thanks john for the
    link, those are cool
  3. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    the number is the width of the chip 0.3 inches or 0.6 inches most
    chips with fewer than 20 pins are 0.3 inches wide (between rows of pins).

    if you're going into perf board both types will fit just fine.
    draw up what you want with a PCB drafting tool and send it to a PCB maker.
    some PCB makers offer free samples to new customers.

    or glue the chip down and solder fine wires to the pins (eg:individual
    strands from tinned hookup flex)

  4. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

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