DIY Breadboard Friendly SOIC Breakout Boards

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rogeorgeRoGeorge 10/01/2015 at 20:282 Comments

How to DIY a SOIC breakout board, in images:

DIY - Do It Yourself
SOIC - Small Outline Integrated Circuit

The key to this trick is to observe that the distance between two pins is exactly half than the standard 0.1 inch.
Thus, if we split in half a pad from a single side perfboard, then we will get two SMT pads, with a 0.05 inch step.


elias.alberto wrote 03/20/2016 at 05:21 point

Is that blob beside the chip hiding a capacitor between gnd and vcc?

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RoGeorge wrote 03/20/2016 at 14:30 point

Indeed, there are two capacitors (100 nF and 10 uF) in parallel with the power pins.

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