[time-nuts] DIP Is Dead R.I.P

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Nov 10 02:03:03 EST 2014

In message <1415494044.79600.YahooMailNeo at web161505.mail.bf1.yahoo.com>, Perry 
Sandeen via time-nuts writes:

>I was shocked, absolutely shocked, really, when I looked at
>the latest Mouser catalog about the lack of PDIP I.C.’s.
>That said, we are faced with a dilemma.
>In all my HP test equipment I probably have 500 or more PDip
>IC’s, so what to do to keep the equipment running properly?

I would start out by not panicing...

In a couple of days I will have changed exactly three dead chips
in all of my HP kit:  One IEEE driver which was DOA, two analog
8-pins in a PSU which likely had a traumatic childhood.

It's not like this is a major problem in the first place.

Poul-Henning Kamp       | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
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