DIP packages can be assembled onto a PCB through either wave soldering or through socketing. When should I use a socket?
Benefits of using a socket include: component test, upgrade and exchange, flexibility in IC design, assembly and cost savings.
What’s the difference between stamped contact and machined contact?
Stamping and machining are types of connector manufacturing technologies. TE has developed and produced DIP
socket contacts using stamping technology as an alternative to traditional screw machined contacts, which is an
What does “300 CL/600 CL, LDR, OTC” mean in the description of DIP sockets with dual leaf contacts?
300 CL means the centerline of the product is 0.3in (7.62mm). So, 600 CL means the centerline is 0.6in (15.24mm).
LDR means that the frame is ladder style and OTC means the frame is over-the-component style.
DIPs can be mounted either by through-hole soldering or in sockets. Sockets allow easy replacement of a device and eliminates the risk of damage from overheating during soldering. Generally sockets were used for high-value or large ICs, which cost much more than the socket. Where devices would be frequently inserted and removed, such as in test equipment or EPROM programmers, a zero insertion force socket would be used.
DIPs are also used with breadboards, a temporary mounting arrangement for education, design development or device testing. Some hobbyists, for one-off construction or permanent prototyping, use point-to-point wiring with DIPs, and their appearance when physically inverted as part of this method inspires the informal term “dead bug style” for the method.
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