One thing tho, i would like to request you to send me some procedures on how to work with surface mount devices (SMD's). I cant get the IC as DIP so i have no choice but improvise an SMD. What is your most professional advice on this? Is it possible you could help me with any procedures for using an SMD on a PCB circuit?.
An SMT component is usually smaller than its through-hole counterpart because it has either smaller leads or no leads at all. It may have short pins or leads of various styles, flat contacts, a matrix of solder balls (BGAs), or terminations on the body of the component.
By Dean F. Poeth, II, Ph.D., P.E., C.Mfg.E.
For the Small Manufacturer and Hobbyist: Prototype Manufacturing, Rework, and Repair Techniques
SMDs have improved performance over through-hole components due to their smaller size, shorter internal leads, and smaller board layouts. These factors reduce the circuit’s parasitic inductance and capacitance. SMDs can also be more cost effective than traditional through-hole components due to the smaller board size, fewer board layers, and fewer holes.
What is Surface Mount Technology? Put Simply - It is a type of electronic component
package. Most electronic components can be divided into two categories - through hole (TH)
and surface mount (SM). Through-hole components have been used for many years and are
designed to be loaded on one side of a printed circuit board (PCB) and soldered on the other.
SM components are designed to be loaded and soldered on the same side of the PCB.
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A component with one or two connections to the PCB can usually be removed by heating one joint, pulling out an end of the component while the solder is molten (bending the other lead to do so), and repeating for the second joint. Solder filling the hole can be removed with a pump or with a pointed object made of a material which solder does not wet, such as stainless steel or wood.
One of the most frustrating parts of building electronic circuits is getting something wrong. For a board that should take ten minutes to put together, you could spend an hour just trying to fix a component that you got backwards. Sadly, desoldering it’s not as easy as soldering in reverse.
Desoldering requires two main things: a soldering iron and a device to remove solder. Soldering irons are the heat source used to melt solder. Irons of the 15W to 30W range are good for most electronics/printed circuit board work.