Digital Circuits/Common Integrated Circuits
This page will talk about some common integrated circuits, including where to buy components, form-factors, etc...
DIP, PDIP, SPDIP
DIP stands for "Dual Inline Package", and is what common Integrated Circuits come as. The "P" Prefix means the chip will be plastic, the "S" prefix means it will be thinner then a normal DIP, or it will have pins that are closer together. Occasionally packages will be found called "CERDIP", where the "CER" prefix means that the package is made of ceramic, and is therefore more resistant to heat. CERDIPs are more expensive then PDIPs, but are less susceptible to heat and static charge.
SSOP stands for Small Shrink Outline Package.
SOIC stands for Small Outline Integrated Circuit.
Mouser Electronics, Digikey, Futurlec, Jameco, SparkFun
Out of many, many, different manufacturers around the world, some of the most common are:
- Texas Instruments (home to the first integrated circuit)
- Fairchild Semiconductor
- Maxim Semiconductor
- ON Semi
- Analog Devices