Socket for 8 pin SOIC AVR to suit STK500 programming board

Should an 8 pin AVR device in the SOIC package require programming other than ISP programming, it is necessary to connect directly to the STK500 board. This situation could arise due to accidental programming of various fuses.

Atmel provides add-on board for devices other than the DIP packages standard on a STK500. However these can be expensive if one is only doing such programmming irregularly.

An alternative is a simple 8 pin SOIC to 8 pin DIP adapter such as this:


It is necessary to solder the SOIC package on to the adapter, and solder small PCB pins through the 8 pin DIP holes.

Here are the eagle .sch and .brd files.

Thu, 26 Jan 2006 08:33 Posted in