I have done heat sinking before, but now I'm trying to do it on SMT chips which is a bit more difficult. Anyway, I'm wondering whether the resistance between junction and ambient, Rja, is in parallel ...
I am using a LDO with a SOT-223 footprint and since it might get hot, I wanted to make a nice thermal pad under it to dissipate that heat. I googled and I only found thermal pads, but i wanted some ...
As a follow-up to this question, what kind of damage could a soldering iron do to an IC or other component if left on it for too long at too high a temperature? ESD damage can be subtle, for ...
I generally like to solder sockets to my boards, rather than the chip directly, but am now forced to solder the chips directly. I have several DIP and SMD components that this needs to be done with. ...