[time-nuts] Silicon Labs series of oscillators...
jimlux at earthlink.net
Sat Jan 22 14:35:42 UTC 2011
> I guess this sad saga boils down to my question for the
> Time-Nutters List: How do you deal with breadboarding
> when it comes to parts that are ONLY available in
> surface-mount configuration (and are just at the size
> limit for hand soldering?
you lay out little adapter boards and get them made at one of the pcb
houses (like expresspcb, etc.) .. a simple board with just the surface
mount pads short traces to something bigger, or to a through hole into
which you solder a wire. Then there's the art/craft of assembling
surface mount (tiny syringe of solder paste, place part, carefully heat,
A bit tedious the first couple times, then you will wonder why you ever
deadbugged in the past.
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