The BrownDog™ 970601 is an SO8 (SOIC-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 970601 adapter provides a convenient solution when working with SO8-package devices in these situations. As a pin-to-pin adapter, an SO8 component installed on the 970601 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 970601 is the perfect answer.
The 970601 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 0.015 in. minimum trace widths, there will be no detectable difference between an SO8 device (0.050 in./1.27mm pitch) mounted to the 970601 and an equivalent DIP device. We provide you the option of buying the 970601 adapter either with or without pins installed, or with your choice of optional audio op amps installed. If you need a different 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.