This is a 40 pin IC Base (DIP Socket) with pins spaced at 0.1 (2.54 mm). Use this IC base for easily plugging in and out ICs during prototyping. Also use this IC base to protect IC from damage due to heat while soldering by first soldering the base to the board and then plugging in the IC later. IC bases are also useful if you want to reuse ICs without the need to desolder them each time.
- dimensions are usually 50.67 mm × 17.78 mm. A width of 17.78 mm
- pin spacing (pitch) is 2.54 mm
- extreme popularity of the Z80, Intel 8051, and ATmega32 processors
- building a Z80 based computer project, or ATMega32 AVR microcontroller circuit