The SparkFun 16-Pin SSOP to DIP Adapter is a small PCB that lets you adapt SSOP packages into a DIP footprint. These small boards are useful for modding and upgrading devices that use 14- and 16-pin DIP ICs, when the upgraded IC is only available in an SSOP footprint. You can also use these adapters for prototyping by making SSOP packages compatible with solderless breadboards.
This version of the SparkFun SSOP to DIP Adapter comes as a duo of boards. SparkFun did this because if you’re adapting one chip, you are more than likely to adapt another. The PCBs easily snap apart from each other, thanks to two crossing v-scored lines.