The BrownDog™ 030502A is an MSOP-8 or SOT23-8 to 8 pin DIP adapter. With the electronics industry’s move to surface-mount technology, many integrated circuits are now only available in SMT packages. While SMT is preferable for high-volume, automated manufacturing, prototyping and evaluation with this type of IC is difficult without a way to easily connect test probes to their contact pins. And compared to its through-hole siblings, it is difficult to remove an SMD from its circuit board without expensive hot-air rework equipment, and without damaging the component itself or the PCB. The 030502A adapter provides a convenient solution when working with MSOP-8 or SOT23-8-package devices in these situations. As a pin-to-pin adapter, an MSOP-8 or SOT23-8 component installed on the 030502A will be functionally equivalent to an 8 pin DIP device. Whether you’re replacing an existing DIP device, designing for interchangeability, or in prototyping and evaluation, the 030502A is the perfect answer.
The 030502A is made with contemporary PCB design techniques, software, and manufacturing. With electroless nickel immersion gold (ENIG) surface finish for conductivity and flat surface planarity, and 0.012 in. minimum trace widths, there will be no detectable difference between an MSOP-8 or SOT23-8 device (0.65mm pitch) mounted to the 030502A and an equivalent DIP device. We provide you the option of buying the 030502A adapter either with or without pins installed. If you need an IC mounted to this adapter, contact us for a quote. We can source manufacturer-authorized components for your requirements, or install your customer-supplied parts to this adapter.