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single inline package (SIP)

The Single Inline Package (SIP) is a classic design for memory chips and other integrated circuits

. This design saves space because the components are arranged vertically.

RAM in SIP design

RAM in SIP design

SIPs have only one strip with connection pins, whose standard spacing is 2.54 mm. The connection pin is marked by a notch. Single Inline Packages are in a way the predecessors of the Single Inline Memory Modules (SIMM). SIPs were always single discrete memory modules and had plug-in feet instead of the contact strip used in SIMMs. There are various socket variants for SIP packages.

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Updated at: 14.10.2013
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