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SOIC (Small Outline Integrated Circuit) is a type of surface-mount technology (SMT) packaging used for integrated circuits (ICs). SOIC ICs are characterized by their small size and low profile, which make them suitable for use in compact electronic devices.

SOIC ICs come in a range of sizes, with different numbers of pins, from 8 to 32. They can contain a variety of components, including transistors, resistors, and capacitors, and are often used in digital circuits, such as microcontrollers and memory devices.

SOIC ICs are mounted directly onto a printed circuit board (PCB) using solder, without the need for a socket or through-hole mounting. This allows for higher density and greater functionality in smaller spaces, making SOIC ICs a popular choice for modern electronic devices.

There are several variations of SOIC ICs, including narrow-body, wide-body, and shrink small-outline package (SSOP) versions, each with their own specific characteristics and advantages.

To create a SOIC part click the clip0646 button in the The Part Builder

The part builder will automatically create the footprint for the device and also a suitable schematic symbol with the pin names left blank for you to fill in.


8 pin SOIC


8 pin SOIC  showing package


3D View of 8 pin SOIC


Schematic Symbol

Device Overview

SOIC Parameters


Package Color

Package Reference

Package Value

Package Silkscreen

Package Courtyard

Package Placement Point

Package Symbols