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Make yourself SOIC8 to DIP8 adapter (56k warnings!!!)

post #1 of 35
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Here is my method to make the small SOIC8 IC mountable on the DIP8 socket.

1. I don't like this part, cutting the perf. board, 4x4 holes. Use acrylic cutter to cut the board, and I use sharpening stone to smoothen the edges.


2. Remove 2 rows of the copper with pen knive. Not difficult.


3. Put all the pins on the DIP8 socket, and mount the board.


4. Bend and cut the pins accordingly.


5. Flatten and bend the for legs on the corners.


6. Clamp the IC and the board with Visegrip, and solder the legs.


7. Done.


post #2 of 35
Sweet!! Nice job.
post #3 of 35
Good idea!

Hmm... maybe one could do something similar to make a 2xSINGLE > DUAL opamp adapter... Or even a 2xSINGLE SOIC > DUAL DIP8 opamp. It's much neater than the Frankenstein leads+solder monstrosities I've made.

BTW: What the heck kind of a camera did you use? Those macro shots are superb!
post #4 of 35
Only thing is you would want to be very careful bending the legs to make sure you don't break them off.

Also chillysalsa, the camera he used is a Canon G2.
post #5 of 35

my method

bpribadi, Very good job and nice pics.

I introduce my recommended method.
I think following is an another easy way.

post #6 of 35
Very very nice.
post #7 of 35
Nice.. but what's the point exactly?
post #8 of 35
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Originally Posted by kloan
Nice.. but what's the point exactly?
It makes it easier to mount chips like the 8610 without having to buy a browndog or other adapter. People are much more likely to have a DIP socket laying around then the more expensive adapter.

BTW, nice job...I might stick the 8610s into my amp now .
post #9 of 35
What I'm wondering is do SOIC chips sound better than DIP8 chips?
post #10 of 35
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NOTHINGness
Only thing is you would want to be very careful bending the legs to make sure you don't break them off.

Also chillysalsa, the camera he used is a Canon G2.
Thanks NOTHINGness! Yes, I use G2 with B+W Macro adaptor (+10 dioptre).

Quote:
Originally Posted by kloan
What I'm wondering is do SOIC chips sound better than DIP8 chips?
Some good Op-Amps like AD8610, AD8065, etc. only available in SOIC. I wish they also available in DIP8 as well

Some super IC like the new AD8067 only available in SOT23 (the two tiny ICs on the right):


post #11 of 35
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sijosae
bpribadi, Very good job and nice pics.

I introduce my recommended method.
I think following is another easy job.
Your method is simpler than mine No need to cut perf board. But require higher soldering skill, otherwise the DIP8 socket might melt if you don't solder fast enough
post #12 of 35
OMG i just saw this thread and had to try it!!!! I didn't even add the extra pins. Works great!!!!! no more brown dog adapters for me! Thanks guys1!!!



post #13 of 35
excuse me, lifting this older thread - it could be useful for me right now...
could someone please estimate what's the maximum allowed time to touch the leads of those soic opamps with a solder iron?!
post #14 of 35
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Originally Posted by BrokenEnglish
excuse me, lifting this older thread - it could be useful for me right now...
could someone please estimate what's the maximum allowed time to touch the leads of those soic opamps with a solder iron?!
You could use this guide, read point number 7....


BTW what's wrong wiht the brown dogs adapters they cost just a couple of bux and they will look a lot nicer, why not using them, and avoid all this hassle.....
post #15 of 35
thanks, al, that's just what i was searching for..
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