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I would like to experiment with audio applications using MEMS microphone. The problem is i cannot think of a way to solder these microphones on a pcb as PCB prototype manufacturers that i know won't do re-flow soldering for a single board.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ What is your question and what device are you considering? \$\endgroup\$ – Andy aka May 16 '16 at 9:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Andyaka I am trying to figure out ways to solder a microphone similar to this onto a pcb pololu.com/file/0J299/SPM0404HE5H.pdf \$\endgroup\$ – Kaushik Wavhal May 16 '16 at 10:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ There are very many tutorials on the web for doing prototype reflow soldering, using hot-air tools, toaster ovens, electric hotplates, etc. You need to do some research and then come back here if you have a specific question. \$\endgroup\$ – Dave Tweed May 16 '16 at 11:34
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One option would be to buy a hot-air reflow station, e.g. Sparkfun. Chinese-manufactured ones are reasonably inexpensive, and some are of good enough quality for prototype/home use.

You might also consider dead-bug prototyping with some 30-gauge wire or so and a good quality hand solder with a fine tip. This involves turning chips upside down and soldering pins directly to parts or using wire, without necessarily using a board (you can solder the wires to a PCB or a copper-clad board of some kind if you want). This can require fine wire and a lot of skill for parts with small, fine-pitched pins.

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