Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4976 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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