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I am working on Infrared receiver based on Vishay's TFBS4711 and I've added SC16IS740 Single UART with I2C-bus/SPI interface for simplyfing communication with Vishay's IR transciever. Now, I am working on this subproject in Altium, and therefore I've varianted the PCB to through-hole and smd variant (for the sake of learning Altium and testing purposes of PCB once it is finished - through-hole variant will be used) and I cannot find alternative to SC16IS740, which resides in DIP/DIL housing. I've been searching on internet for about a week, without results, can someone help me.

P.S.: I am aware this is rather stupid question on the verge of downvoting, but I am getting simply desperate!

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closed as off-topic by CL., laptop2d, Kevin Reid, Rev1.0, Arsenal Aug 25 '18 at 9:26

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    \$\begingroup\$ If the actual question is about finding an alternative for the SC16IS740, you should remove all the other clutter to improve your chances for getting a response. \$\endgroup\$ – Rev1.0 Aug 22 '18 at 9:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ What Rev1.0 said. You could also use a breakout board for the TSSOP variant and use that as a fake DIP housing. \$\endgroup\$ – Arsenal Aug 25 '18 at 9:25
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Although you haven't actually listed which package of SMD SC16IS740 you have chosen, it doesn't really matter so much as there is no DIP packaged version.

Instead, flex your Altium skills further and make a daughterboard "breakout board" PCB. Just replace what would be DIP pegs with header pins to the correct pitch.

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