IC Sockets

Electrical devices contain integrated circuits (ICs) which are installed onto a printed circuit board (PCB). IC sockets are connectors which allow ICs to be fitted and removed easily. The socket is mounted onto the board and houses the chip. Unlike soldering, which is permanent, IC sockets are important as they enable you to remove or interchange the components without damaging them. This also protects the IC from potential heat damage caused by soldering.


Programmable chips and microcontrollers are a great example where IC sockets are used. They allow for easy removal for testing, programming or replacement. This enables you to choose and test the right chip for the application, replace any failures in the circuit or upgrade a device when required.


Types of IC Socket


  • DIL Sockets (Dual-in-line) have two parallel rows of pins, available in various numbers to match the relevant IC and are normally very cost-effective. A larger socket can be created by placing two smaller ones together, end-to-end, e.g. two 8 pins become 16-pin.

  • SIL Sockets (Single in-line) has a single line of pins and is frequently used in smaller applications like resistor arrays or boards with short lead pins, such as a desktop computer. There are many different sizes and types available.

  • DIMM Sockets (Dual In-line Memory Module). Random Access Memory (RAM) can be easily installed in computers or laptops using DIMM sockets. These are important components that help to ensure reliable connectivity. They have two separate rows of electrical contacts or pins on either side. It's a general rule that the more pins the higher the RAM it supports. There are various pin sizes available.

  • SIMM Sockets (Single In-line Memory Module). These have a single row of pins which connect memory modules to circuit boards. They are space-saving and can be installed at predetermined angles with positive polarisation to prevent memory modules from being inserted incorrectly. They are used mainly in older computers dating from the 1980s to late 1990s. Available in various sizes and number of pins.

SMD and Through Hole Mount


IC sockets are mounted onto PCBs by surface mount (SMD) or though hole mounting. This refers to the pins on the socket and how they attach to the board. SMD sockets are attached to the surface of the PCB, while through hole sockets are pushed through holes in the PCB.


What are package types?


IC sockets are designed for a specific package type. This refers to the package of the IC, which in an industry standard size, and its pins. Examples of package type include:


  • BGA

  • DIP

  • LGA

  • QFP

  • SOIC

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Description Price IC Socket Type Package Type Gender Number of Contacts Number of Rows Pitch Body Orientation Contact Material Contact Plating Current Rating Socket Mounting Type Device Mounting Type Voltage Rating Termination Method
RS Stock No. 183-1582
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.626
Each (In a Tube of 19)
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PLCC Socket SMD Female 64 - - - Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel 1.0A - - 100.0 V Solder
RS Stock No. 211-219
Mfr. Part No.8444-11B1-RK-TP
Brand3M
SGD1.95
Each (In a Tube of 25)
units
PLCC Socket - Female 44 - 1.27mm Straight Copper Alloy Tin over Nickel - - - - Solder
RS Stock No. 372-3166
Mfr. Part No.IC234-0644-027N
BrandYamaichi
SGD228.88
Each
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Test Socket QFP Female 64 - 0.5mm Straight Beryllium Copper Gold over Nickel - Through Hole - - Solder
RS Stock No. 372-3431
Mfr. Part No.IC51-1004-809
BrandYamaichi
SGD229.89
Each
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Test Socket QFP Female 100 - 0.5mm Straight Beryllium Copper Gold over Nickel - Surface Mount - - Solder
RS Stock No. 435-0652
Mfr. Part No.W9328
BrandWinslow
SGD28.19
Each
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PLCC Socket SMD Male 84 - 1.27mm Right Angle - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 674-2567
Mfr. Part No.A-CCS 028-Z-SM
SGD1.156
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
PLCC Socket SMD Female 28 - 1.27mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel 1.0A - - 100 V ac Solder
RS Stock No. 372-3289
Mfr. Part No.IC234-1204-017N
BrandYamaichi
SGD300.22
Each
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Test Socket QFP Female 120 - 0.8mm Straight Beryllium Copper Gold over Nickel - Through Hole - - Solder
RS Stock No. 401-661
Mfr. Part No.W3435G
BrandWinslow
SGD1.274
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Transistor Socket - Female 3 - - Straight Phosphor Bronze Gold 1.0A - - 100 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 372-3419
Mfr. Part No.IC51-0644-807
BrandYamaichi
SGD173.83
Each
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Test Socket QFP Female 64 - 0.5mm Straight Beryllium Copper Gold over Nickel - Surface Mount - - Solder
RS Stock No. 615-5128
Mfr. Part No.PLP-032-N110-099HCP-032
BrandE-TEC
SGD6.50
Each
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PLCC Socket - Female 32 - 2.54mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel 1.0A - - 100 V ac, 150 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 615-5134
Mfr. Part No.PLP-044-N110-99-HCP-044
BrandE-TEC
SGD12.49
Each
units
PLCC Socket - Female 44 - 2.54mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel 1.0A - - 100 V ac, 150 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 372-3532
Mfr. Part No.NP89-28906-G4-BF
BrandYamaichi
SGD132.22
Each
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Prototyping Socket PGA Female 289 - 2.54mm Straight Beryllium Copper Gold over Nickel - Through Hole - - Solder
RS Stock No. 674-2545
Mfr. Part No.A-CCS 044-Z-T
SGD1.70
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
PLCC Socket DIP Female 44 - 1.27mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel 1.0A - - 100 V ac Solder
RS Stock No. 783-0016
Mfr. Part No.3-1437508-6
SGD24.06
Each
units
Transistor Socket - Female 8 - 5.08mm Straight Beryllium Copper Gold 3.0A - - 500 V -
RS Stock No. 164-0739
Mfr. Part No.1939738-1
SGD8.145
Each (In a Box of 200)
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RS Stock No. 665-9910
Mfr. Part No.QFN11T032-003
BrandYamaichi
SGD250.79
Each
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Test Socket QFN Female 32 - 0.5mm Straight Beryllium Copper Gold over Nickel - Through Hole - - Solder
RS Stock No. 701-9391
Mfr. Part No.540-88-028-24-008
BrandPreci-Dip
SGD1.738
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
PLCC Socket DIP Female 28 - 1.27mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin 1.0A - - 100 V ac, 150 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 701-9427
Mfr. Part No.540-88-032-17-400
BrandPreci-Dip
SGD1.34
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
PLCC Socket SMD Female 32 - 1.27mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin 1.0A - - 100 V ac, 150 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 549-4876
Mfr. Part No.PLP-068-N110-99-HCP-068
BrandE-TEC
SGD11.28
Each
units
PLCC Socket - Female 68 - 2.54mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel 1.0A - - - Solder
RS Stock No. 718-5252
Mfr. Part No.1939738-1
SGD10.62
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