- on Miscellaneous Electronics
- Published in issue 10/2004 on page 0
Ultra low-profile IC socket
Even if you have made something yourself you often want it to have a professional look. Also, if you know space constraints well before starting out on a project, it is perfectly possible to achieve nice looking results.Size of a finished project often equates to ‘as small as possible’ so in many cases it is sufficient to make sure a circuit board takes up as little space as possible. SMD parts are then a logic choice but unfortunately not always. For example, devices may be available in conventional leaded cases only.