Frenchtown, N.J. The Aries Correct-A-Chip adapter provides a cost-effective method of converting 40-pin DIP devices to a 44-pin PLCC-device socket.
The adapter enables users to employ various 80CXX microprocessors and other IC devices that follow standard DIP-to-PLCC pinout configurations, without having to implement expensive board-design changes. To facilitate troubleshooting and debugging, the adapter brings out all DIP pins to the side of its plated through-holes. The device features gold shell and contacts. Pins are brass alloy 360 plated with nickel. The price is $93.48 in lots of 100. Delivery takes four weeks.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.