[time-nuts] wtd: WWVB info
kb8tq at n1k.org
Sun Aug 9 14:01:04 EDT 2015
Like it or not, the world is going to BGA’s. Even the “fine pitch” leaded stuff
is slowly going away. You might or might not like soldering a fine pitch IC.
Doing a BGA at home - sorry, not for me. I doubt it’s on the “fun list” for
anybody else either. We had better all get used to the idea that a part on a
board is the “smallest unit of construction” for this or that project.
Thankfully the fine people far over the ocean seem to be able to put a part
on a board for less money than I can buy the raw part. They as a group also seem to
deliver a working (though maybe a bit messy) part every time I’ve got this or
that. Hook a couple boards up and *poof* instant project. Even mounted to a
board the stuff is still tiny. Unless you are doing a “wearable” project it’ll be
plenty small enough.
Go for the board, it’s the way you do a prototype these days !! That’s every bit as true
at work as it is at home ….
> On Aug 9, 2015, at 12:20 PM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
> I looked at the site its the typical cmall board with everything on it.
> Saves you the trouble of doing that very fine soldering.
> No antenna.
> On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 1:16 PM, Bob Camp <kb8tq at n1k.org> wrote:
>> Discrete as in resistors and transistors or discrete as in “stuff plus an
>>> On Aug 7, 2015, at 11:33 PM, Donald <donvukovic at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 8/7/2015 4:30 PM, Clint Turner wrote:
>>>> ( very detailed explanation snipped )
>>> Thank You for your explanation, I had thought of this as well, but I do
>> not know enough to implement this.
>>> Looking at the WWVB chips that were available, what might it take to
>> make a discrete version of those designs ??
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