I have done a fair amount of soldering with SMD components now. I can solder an 0402 size component I prefer not to. I can solder an 0603 just fine and anything bigger. But my question is, what diode packages are similar in size to an 0603 but no smaller. I am not very familiar with diode SMD packages. I am aware different applications require require different size packages for power reasons. I am concerned with board space for my application and my ability to solder them by hand.
I will need a small signal diode package(s) in the 0603 size range. I will also need the around about recommended package(s) for dissipating ~100 mW continuously.
I am aware diodes come in MELF packages but this limits my options for zener devices and increases cost (sometimes).
So far, it seems SOD123 is my best option for diversity of zener devices. I am hoping to find something slightly smaller.
I also know diodes come in SOT (TO) style packages I am not very familiar with these devices but its more familiar than SOD, SM() and other diode (device) packages I am not familiar with at all.