(2) (Dual In-line Package) A common rectangular chip housing with leads (pins) on both long sides. Tiny wires bond the chip to metal leads that wind their way down into spider-like feet that are inserted into a socket or are soldered onto the board. See CDIP, CERDIP and chip package.
The DIP package is commonly used to hold small chips, such as main memory, cache memory, A/D and D/A converters.
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