TE Connectivity (TE) supplies a large selection of DIP sockets which are available in variants providing from six to 48 contacts.
They give a highly reliable connection between integrated circuit devices and a PCB. Termination options include through-hole and surface-mount four-finger and dual-leaf contacts. There are also various contact plating options..
Advantages of the TE DIP sockets include:
- Quick IC mating/unmating
- Easy replacement of ICs in the field
- Prevention of IC overheating during soldering
- Facilitates system upgrades
DIP sockets enable IC replacement in the field