The Great Search: SOIC and DIP Chip Clips! #TheGreatSearch #digikey #adafruit @DigiKey @adafruit @3M
(Video) A “DIP chip clip” sounds like those plastic thingies you put on a bag of Frito Lays’ to keep them crispy, but really we’re talking about clips that let you snap onto a DIP or SOIC package component to probe or program.
They’re particularly handy for in-situ analysis or communication, often used for dumping memory chips or logic analyzer uses. We had someone ask us about this particular clip from social media – it says it’s from 3M but what’s the part number, and are there other sizes available? Let’s go to DigiKey and find out!
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