Does Silicon Labs sell a socketboard for programming the EFM8SB1 in the CSP16 package "out of circuit" (i.e. before soldering down to a custom board)?
Silicon Labs does not have a socket board available for purchase for programming the EFM8SB10F8G-CSP16. However, we did design a socket board for internal use with this chip/package. The schematic, bill of materials, and gerber files for this board are attached to this article. These can be downloaded and used to make your own board for programming purposes.
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An alternative to programming parts using a socketboard in situations where in-circuit production programming is not an option is to order pre-programmed parts directly from Silicon Labs. This is especially the case with a package such as the CSP16, as these are very small packages that are a bit difficult to deal with, and programming them with a socketboard would be very cumbersome in any quantity. To order pre-programmed parts, please contact Silicon Labs Sales: