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Re: [N8VEM-S100:5924] SOIC Packages For S100 Boards - Survey Question

  I am against using SOICs because I use sockets on all my installed IC's.  I realize that many people don't use sockets because of reliability issues and prefer to solder chips to the board. However,  I find that high quality double wipe sockets such as AMP or Robinson-Nugent have been reliable for me and I love the convenience of being able to swap a faulty chip in seconds.  Just my 2 cents as I realize that others may have other ideas.

On 12/31/2014 4:15 PM, Don Caprio wrote:
I'm curious how you guys feel about using SOIC chips
instead of the traditional DIP. Yes they are a bit more
difficult to solder up and don't have a socket for easy

I was wanting to add additional chips and a 10 position DIP
switch to the FP mini design. However there is just not enough
room. I may be able to squeeze them in but it would be very tight
and fear there may be no room for traces.

Don Caprio