SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 11, 2004 - Emulation Technology (ET), today announced an industry first by offering a DFN/LAP package Logic Analyzer Probe Adapter. This adapter supports all Microchip Technology’s 512 Kbit I2C™ Serial EEPROM in the DFN/LAP package.

The new Bug Katcher enables software and hardware design engineers debugging programmable code to rapidly remove and replace the DFN/LAP package after making a programming code change to the EEPROM. This adapter eliminates the time consuming job of surface mounting and desoldering during the software development stage. The adapter also provides complete signal monitoring access for the DFN/LAP package during the software development.

DFN/LAP Probing Adapter Features & Benefits

• Adapter assembly’s ZIF socket allows users to remove the DFN/LAP package, reprogram and re-insert into the development board without soldering
· Gold-plated test points provide quick connection of cables, test probes or jumpers
· Adapter base is easily hand soldered to the PCB
· Low profile, less than 1” high

New DFN/LAP Surface Mount Base

The 8-pin surface mount base is made up of eight conductive “sleeves” held in place on a miniature PCB that emulates the DFN/LAP package. Each conductive sleeve provides a connection from the target board to the adapter top assembly. The adapter top assembly is easily plugged, by hand into these conductive sleeves once the base has been surface mounted to the target board. Extra surface mount bases purchased separately allow users to implement more than one development board for code development, testing and debug.

New DFN/LAP Package

The 6mm x 5mm x 1mm high DFN/LAP package enables designers to use a 512 Kbit serial EEPROM in low-headroom applications while reducing cost and increasing available board space. Users currently utilizing Microchip’s 128 Kbit or 256 Kbit EEPROM memory devices now have the option to design in a higher-density EEPROM while retaining the same footprint. The low-voltage 24AA512, low-power 24LC512 and the low-power 1Mhz maximum clock frequency
24FC4512 are all available in the new DFN/LAP package.

Price and Availability

Prices below are for purchases up to 5 pieces. Quantity discounts are available. Availability is stock. For more information contact Emulation Technology sales or authorized worldwide distributor or visit

Description ET Part Number Price
Adapter Fully Assembled APP-008-LAP2Z-2 $258
Adapter Base Only EPP-008-LAP2-SM-LP $ 58
Test Socket Only S-LAP-00-008-B $225
Programming Adapter AS-08-08-02LAP-3 $266

With the introduction of their first “Bug Katcher™” in 1983, ET has built a quality line of logic analyzer probe adapters that include popular package styles such as BGA, MicroBGA, CSP, SSOP, TSOP, QFP, HGA, PGA, DIP, SDIP and PLCC.

About Emulation Technology, Inc.

ET is celebrating its 21st year of providing quality interconnect solutions for design and development engineers. The company’s experience helping engineers create quality products and reducing costs associated with design, development, and time to market has made it the leader in this industry. Emulation Technology has more than 50,000 customers and operations in 23 countries worldwide. The company is privately held and is headquartered at 2344 Walsh Avenue, Bldg. F, Santa Clara, Calif., 95051. More information on the Company can be found at


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