The PL-PLCC68-S-01 PLCC package emulators can be plugged into a PLCC socket or soldered directly onto the SMT PLCC pads using standard solder methods. According to the company, comparable parts are typically wire-wrap pin on milled block assemblies, which do not truly emulate the PLCC package. The PL-PLCCxx-S-01 family reportedly has a true j-lead design and can insert into and extract from a PLCC socket several hundred times without harming the socket. The substrate between the j-leads is recessed to allow the ribs of the target PLCC socket to fall between the j-leads, increasing retention force of the plug in the socket. Single-unit pricing for the PL-PLCC68-S-01 is $41. IRONWOOD ELECTRONICS, Burnsville, MN. (800) 404-0204.