Integrated Circuits

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Resources and Going Further

Integrated circuits are present in just about every circuit out there. Now that you're familiar with ICs, why not check out some of these related concept tutorials:

  • PCB Basics - ICs have to be connected to a circuit somehow. Usually we'll solder an IC to a printed circuit board (PCB). Check out this tutorial to learn more about those little green boards.
  • Serial Communication, Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), and I2C - All three of these are communication protocols ICs use to communicate between each other.

Or, check out some of these skill tutorials. These are handy skills every budding electronics hacker should learn!

How to Solder: Through-Hole Soldering

This tutorial covers everything you need to know about through-hole soldering.

Designing PCBs: Advanced SMD

Advanced Eagle layout for PCBs with SMD devices.

Designing PCBs: SMD Footprints

How to design new SMD parts in Eagle PCB

Making Custom Footprints in EAGLE

This tutorial will show you how to make custom, 1:1 footprint for any IC in EAGLE.

8-Pin SOIC to DIP Adapter Hookup Guide

Assembly and application of the 8-pin SOIC-to-DIP adapter.

SSOP-16 to DIP Adapter Hookup Guide

Using the SSOP-16 to DIP adapter board.