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You know those ZIF sockets we have for DIP chips? Well these are just like that but for SMT parts! Yeah, that's right, now you can program and test out your favorite new parts in SOIC-16 or smaller packages. This test socket is good for any SOIC/SOP "Medium" chip in a 200mil wide body that has 20 pins or fewer. Simply press down on the top, place the chip in carefully and then release to latch the chip in. The chip is held securely against gold 'fingers' in the socket. 150 or 300mil wide chips will not fit, but we do have other sockets for narrow/wide SOIC chips.

The socket is soldered onto a pair of PCBs that turn it into, essentially, a 20 pin DIP with 0.6" spacing that can be breadboarded fairly easily.

The test socket is a high quality, Japanese construction from Yamaichi.

SMT Test Socket - SOIC-20 Medium Breakout (4:40)

Technical Details

  • 36mm/1.4" wide x 33.4mm/1.3" long x 32mm/1.2" high (closed w/header pins)
  • Fits 20-pin SOIC with 200mil body
  • Broken out into 0.6" wide 20 pin breadboard spacing

    SMT Test Socket - SOIC-20 Medium Breakout [1282]

    • Brand: Adafruit
    • Product Code: ADA-1282
    • Reward Points: 21
    • Availability: 1
    • £26.33

    • Ex Tax: £21.95
    • Price in reward points: 300

    SMT Breakout PCB for SOIC-20 or TSSOP-20 (Pack of 3) [1206]

    SMT Breakout PCB for SOIC-20 or TSSOP-20 (Pack of 3) [1206]

    £7.06

    One side has a 20-TSSOP pin out with traces going to two rows of 0.1" spaced holes, the other has ...

    Qty: 1

    SMT Test Socket - SOIC-20 Medium Breakout [1282]

    SMT Test Socket - SOIC-20 Medium Breakout [1282]

    £26.33

    This test socket is good for any SOIC/SOP "Medium" chip in a 200mil wide body that has 20 pins or ...

    Qty: 1

    SMT Test Socket - TQFP-48 Breakout [1241]

    SMT Test Socket - TQFP-48 Breakout [1241]

    £105.53

    This test sockets is good for any QFP-48 in a 7mm square body

    Qty: 1

    SMT Test Socket - Medium SOIC-8 (200mm) [1796]

    SMT Test Socket - Medium SOIC-8 (200mm) [1796]

    £30.29

    This test socket is good for any SOIC/SOP "Medium" chip in a 200mil wide body that has 8 pins

    Qty: 1

    SMT Test Socket - SOIC-28 Wide Breakout [1281]

    SMT Test Socket - SOIC-28 Wide Breakout [1281]

    £39.53

    This test sockets is good for any wide (300 mil) SOIC/SOP with up to 28 pins

    Qty: 1

    SMT Test Socket - SOIC-16 Narrow Breakout [1283]

    SMT Test Socket - SOIC-16 Narrow Breakout [1283]

    £28.97

    This test socket is good for any SOIC/SOP "Narrow" chip in a 150mil wide body that has 16 pins or ...

    Qty: 1

    SMT Test Socket - SOIC-8 Narrow Breakout [1284]

    SMT Test Socket - SOIC-8 Narrow Breakout [1284]

    £20.66

    This test socket is good for any SOIC/SOP "Narrow" 8 pin chip in a 150mil wide body

    Qty: 1

    SMT Test Socket - TQFP-44 Breakout [1239]

    SMT Test Socket - TQFP-44 Breakout [1239]

    £65.93

    This test sockets is good for any QFP-44 in a 10mm square body

    Qty: 1