17 August 2007

SOIC to deadbug extender

The "SOIC to DIP adapter" presented here actually is a "SOIC to deadbug extender", since I never spoke of drilling holes and adding pins. Did I?

In the final version I also drew diagonal cuts towards the adapter corners so that the two inner pads have a larger, triangular shape, which is much easier to handle.

Here's a SketchUp of the chip and extender:

Got the picture now? And, by the way, it works as expected! I soldered the SOIC8 with a 0.6mm RoHS Sn and 15W iron (1mm tip or so). No flux, no other helper: just a steady hand, a lot of patience and some luck.