SOIC and SOJ Adapters comply with RoHS standards.

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Designed for 24-, 28-, and 32-pin SOIC and SOJ devices, Correct-A-Chip Adapters are available on 0.400 in. and 0.600 in. centers with operating temperature up to 221°F. Each is constructed of 0.062 in. FR406 or IS410 per IPC4101A/26, with 1 oz of copper traces on both sides. Pins are 360-1/2 hard brass alloy with 10 µin. minimum gold plating over 100 µin. nickel plating. Suggested PCB hole diameter is 0.028 in. and all tolerances are 0.005 in.

Original Press Release:

Low-Cost, RoHS-Compliant Correct-A-Chip Adapters Available from Aries Electronics

FRENCHTOWN, N.J., March 2007 - Aries Electronics, an international manufacturer of standard, programmed and custom interconnection products, now offers RoHS-compliant versions of its SOIC- and SOJ-to-DIP Correct-A-ChipT adapters that, because of Aries' unique manufacturing processes, are priced less than comparable adapters on the market.

The new adapters, which are available for 24-, 28- and 32-pin SOIC and SOJ devices, allow users to conveniently and cost-effectively upgrade to SOJ or SOIC without changing PCB layouts. They are available on 10.16 mm (0.400") and 15.24 mm (0.600") centers and have an operating temperature of up to 221°F (105°C). Each adapter is constructed of 1.56 mm (0.062") FR406 or IS410 per IPC4101A/26, with one ounce of copper traces on both sides. Its pins are 360-1/2 hard brass alloy per UNS C36000 ASTM-B16-85 with 10 µ" minimum gold plating per MIL-G-4524 over 100 µ" nickel plating per QQ-N-290. The suggested PCB hole diameter is 0.71 mm (0.028") and all tolerances are 0.13 mm (0.005").

Aries will continue to offer the standard non-RoHS compliant version of the adapter for customers who require tin/lead plating. All Aries Correct-A-Chip adapters are available in custom materials, platings, sizes and configurations to suit specific customer applications.

Pricing for a new 32-pin version is $8.00 each in quantities of 100. Delivery is three weeks ARO.

For additional information, contact Aries Electronics, Inc., P.O. Box 130, Frenchtown,
NJ 08825. Tel: 908/996-6841; Fax: 908/996-3891; E-mail:;

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EDITORS NOTE: Headquartered in Frenchtown, NJ, Aries Electronics, Inc., manufactures an extremely broad range of custom and standard interconnection and packaging products for electronics. Industry leading products include Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) test sockets for DIP, PGA, PLCC and SOIC devices; the Correct-A-ChipT product line of "intelligent connectors"; adapters and connectors; several patented concepts for BGA (ball grid array) and LGA (land grid array) sockets; and an extensive array of high frequency test and burn in sockets. The company also specializes in meeting custom requirements for its customers.

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