• Jim
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    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
    >You can get swappable sockets for them. Was looking at the possibility of this for repairing a cyberstorm in the past - allow swapping the cplds to find the faulty one.

    Needless to say the price put me off. (and the footprint was too large anyway). Useful for programming/testing qfp chips though...

    I've seen similar sockets for BGAs, but they too were far too costly to justify (unless used for testing purposes).

    Edit - First price quote in on 68EC060RC75 and I am dumbfounded.
    US BID will supply me 3Mhz Hitachi HD63C09EPs for less than $13, but they quoted me $400 for the '060.

    Seems a little steep.
    I'll have to look elsewhere.

    [ Edited by Jim 11.06.2011 - 21:52 ]
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  • »11.06.11 - 21:39