For eval kits, do you provide choice between boards with soldered ICs, and boards with sockets?

For eval kits, do you provide choice between boards with soldered ICs, and boards with sockets?

  • For the most part, evaluation boards are offered in only one assembly format.  Also, the boards are provided completely assembled, so that user product assembly would not be required.   For products with common pinouts, such as op amps, we provide bare boards.   Most of these are in a surface-mount format because most products are now packaged that way.