More and more components I want to use are only available in surface mount packages. I can either get a big collection of adapter boards for all flavors of SOIC/WFBGA/QDERP to 100 mil pin spacing, ...
I'm expecting some interesting comments and answers on this one, mainly because I'm probably just insane for even considering / asking this. One component I want to prototype with is the MCP73123 ...
By now, through-hole components have almost completely disappeared from consumer devices and also professional PCBs. But what is the alternative to build breadboard-veroboard for SMT technology? ...
I've routed plenty of through-hole boards, but I have no experience with SMD routing techniques, and even the look of the board feels a bit ‘alien’ to me. Any tips for placing/routing prototype PCBs ...