I'm actually an experimental physicist who does software-development for a living. So my knowledge basically stops at writing micro-controller programs and putting them on a breadboard, and hooking the wires the simple way.
Back then in my student days, I also managed to get a PCB with holes, and solder electronic parts on it to create an RCD programmer for a PIC16F84 microcontroller, and it worked (that was like 10 years ago).
Now, I would like to make a high-resolution ADC with Arduino, but it has to be reliable and eventually I'd like to put it in a case/box. The ADC chip I have my eye on is ADS1256.
I'm targeting 24-bit with about 10 kHz sample rate, and this chip seems to be perfect. However, I have absolutely zero knowledge on how to get such a relatively small chip on a board, so that I could interface with it.
I'm wondering whether there's a simple way to do this myself (e.g., with a PCB with holes, like the one in the picture), or whether there are services that would do this for money without having to make 10k pieces. One challenging part when thinking about this as DIY is that if I screw this up, everything will act like an antenna and I'll have lots of noise in my digitized signals.
What are my options? Please advise.
PS: If it's relevant, I live in Germany.