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SOIC breakout board

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by EPuser, Jun 27, 2013.

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  1. EPuser


    Jun 27, 2013
    Hello all,

    I have to use a 555 with an SOIC footprint on a breadboard. Does anyone know of a cheap place to buy soic breakout boards?

  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

    Jan 21, 2010
    The easiest way is to make one yourself. FOr 8 pin devices you can probably draw it freehand on a scap of PCB and dump it in etchant for a while.

    No need to even drill holes, but you could if you wanted to and put pins in them so the device fits into a socket or a breadboard.

    Alternatively, just glue the thing upside down on the board and solder wire wrap to the leads and then out to tracks on veroboard or whatever.

    Or you could go onto ebay and search for "so8 adapter" and find something like this. If you don't want to solder, you can even find sockets for SO8 devices!

    edit: this is even better value.
  3. SKElectronicsEngg


    Jun 28, 2013
  4. gorgon


    Jun 6, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2013
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