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ZIP25 breakout board

This is an adapter board that allows a ZIP25 package ( such as TB6560) to be inserted into a breadboard.

Photo of the top side

Two SIL sockets cut to 12 and 13 pins in length provide a “ZIP25 socket”, then a 12 and a 13 pin header are modified by pushing the pins through so that only a stub of plastic remains on the component side. Everything is then soldered on the under side:

Photo of the under side

Here’s the layout. Note that drill holes have been reduced to making drilling with a Dremel easier.

PCB layout


The archive includes a gEDA source file for the single-sided PCB.