Board Sockets

DIP, IC, and PLCC board sockets are types of electronic component sockets used in printed circuit boards (PCBs) to securely house and connect integrated circuits (ICs) and other components.

General Information

  • DIP (Dual In-line Package) Sockets: These sockets are designed for DIP chips, which have two parallel rows of pins. They are commonly used for older or more traditional ICs and allow for easy insertion and removal of components without soldering.
  • IC (Integrated Circuit) Sockets: These are generic sockets for various IC packages, providing a removable platform for integrated circuits. They help in preventing damage to ICs during soldering and make it easy to swap out ICs for testing or replacement.
  • PLCC (Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier) Sockets: These sockets are used for PLCC packages, which are square or rectangular ICs with leads on all four sides. PLCC sockets often have a lever or other mechanism to facilitate easy insertion and removal of the chip.