This is my first question here and I am new to board level digital design(I have years of experience on programming development boards though).
So here is my question, what are the differences between different footprint surface mount RLC components? To be more clear, i quote some data from Wikipedia article below
For resistors it seems like only power rating is different for different footprints.
For example does it make any difference to use a 0402 or 0805 footprint 50ohm resistor as terminating resistor? Or as long as given spec data is same, does it matter to use a 0402 or 0805 470nF ceramic capacitor as decoupling capacitor? Why I ask this? Because I am designing an FPGA board using some reference designs and I plan to make board assembly at home :) I want to use bigger components as a beginner.
0402 (1005 metric): 1.0 mm × 0.5 mm (0.039 in × 0.020 in). Typical power rating for resistors = 0.1 or 0.062 watt
0603 (1608 metric): 1.6 mm × 0.8 mm (0.063 in × 0.031 in). Typical power rating for resistors = 0.1 watt
0805 (2012 metric): 2.0 mm × 1.25 mm (0.079 in × 0.049 in). Typical power rating for resistors = 0.125 watt