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I'm looking at building an inductive charger (based on the design at http://people.oregonstate.edu/~watersal/documents/uhc_awaters.pdf), and there are a few components they use that are surface-mounted as opposed to the kind you can use in a breadboard (no idea what the name is...). I need help finding equivalents I can use in a breadboard. Any suggestions?

Here are the ICs in question:

  • LT6106 (high-side current sense amplifier)
  • TPS62000-05 (low-voltage step-down converter)

Any ideas whatsoever (or for that matter any suggestions for how to use surface-mounted ICs on a breadboard) would be tremendously appreciated.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ May I urge you to provide a link to a document that gets right to the point of what you are trying to do. This looks like some thesis and I got bored rapidly. Maybe just spell-out what it is you are attempting. I know you are looking for leaded components BTW - have you looked at Linear Tech's website and the one for the TPS thing? \$\endgroup\$ – Andy aka Apr 21 '13 at 18:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ Maybe also indicate what you are trying to achieve with this design because there are certainly alternatives that might do what you want that are definitely simpler to build \$\endgroup\$ – Andy aka Apr 21 '13 at 18:26
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    \$\begingroup\$ Related thread: electronics.stackexchange.com/a/61824/7036 \$\endgroup\$ – Nick Alexeev Apr 21 '13 at 19:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ Components you can use on a breadboard are generally called "Through-Hole", since they have leads that are intended to poke through the holes in the circuit-board they will eventually be used in. The opposite (e.g. components that mount only on the surface of a board) are called, unsurprisingly, "surface-mount". The two are sometimes abbreviated TH and SMT respectively. \$\endgroup\$ – Connor Wolf Apr 22 '13 at 3:32
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What you need are break-out boards. They are small boards to which you solder your surface-mount device, and they have pins on 0.1" centers so you can plug them into a breadboard. One example is Bellin Dynamic Systems 1. By the way, the opposite of surface-mount is usually called "through-hole".

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I wasn't aware of this, thanks for the info. Do you know if there are any good alternatives to those ICs that are through-hole by default? \$\endgroup\$ – ramchand917 Apr 21 '13 at 20:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ramchand917 Sorry, I don't understand your question. Do you mean alternative methods of mounting them or alternative parts that you can use? \$\endgroup\$ – Joe Hass Apr 21 '13 at 20:50
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You can use this website to compare and find similar parts with different specifications(SMD - DIP - packaging - .... etc ) .

This is an example from your question : http://www.datasheets.com/search/description/high-side-sp-current-sp-sense-sp-amplifier

You can surf the website and explore the great free service there .

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