IC Socket Footprint: Why is it important?
An IC socket can be defined as an electromechanical device, which provides a removable interface between the IC package and the system circuit board with minimal effect on signal integrity. Sockets are a necessary component in designing today's electronic products. In the design process, sockets offer advantages in terms of flexibility of design, prototype evaluation, and product iteration; all geared toward speeding up time to market. Read this paper to learn more.