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Questions tagged [surface-mount]

Surface-Mount Technology (SMT) refers to the way components are mounted on a PCB: SMDs (Surface-Mounted Devices) have pins or contacts which lay on top of the PCB's pads, without the need for holes in the PCB.

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KV7RF SMD Datasheet

Can someone identify a 6-Pin IC SMD with the marking code KV7RF? Searching in Google I didn't find anything. Any help on this?
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How do I identify the SMD component marked as !3S 4?

I have a SOT-23 SMD component marked \$\underset{\bullet}{\vert}3\bar{\textrm{S}}\;\bar{4}\$ as shown in the following images I managed to find out that \$\textrm{3S}\$ stands for MMBT5551 NPN ...
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7030 SMD LED pad configuration

I have not done a lot of work with SMD LEDs and have a question about pad layout. I have done quite a bit of research and haven't found much helpful info yet. I am working with 7030 SMD leds ...
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How to remove/desolder very minute smd chips safely? [duplicate]

This is the component I'm trying to remove: BU48xx voltage detector VSOF package (attached pic)
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Is there any reason to prefer one MLCC manufacturer over another?

I'm specifying some SMD chip capacitors for the first time and I note there are several manufacturers out there: muRata, Yageo, Vishay, AVX, Kemet in particular, perhaps others. Is there any good ...
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Need help decoding part number for SOT23-5 chip

I have a circuit board that has come out of a smart plug-in lamp dimmer/switch module. I would like to find the part number of a small SOT23-5 integrated circuit chip that is on this board. The SMT ...
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Replacement of DMP2215L P-Channel MOSFET with AO3401 from Alpha & Omega

I want to replace a faulty Diodes DMP2215L SOT23 p-channel MOSFET https://www.diodes.com/assets/Datasheets/ds31125.pdf with the p-channel AO3401 MOSFET from Alpha & Omega http://www.aosmd.com/pdfs/...
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How to find SMD transistors library for Altium Designer?

I am new in PCB design, so excuse me if this is a bad question! I know the basic electronics and how to draw schematics in Altium. But about SMD parts, I am a little confused! How can I find SMD ...
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My SMD workstation has current leakage [closed]

I have Chinese SMD workstation I bought recently for my personal projects. The problem is when I increase the soldering iron temp more than 350 degrees, it leaks current and trips the RCCB if I ...
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What is the name of this part?

I thought it was called a "jog dial" but I can't any parts by that name. There are five pins on the back and one on each side. What is it called and how can I find a replacement? It is similar to ...
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Do I ground mounting pins and unused pins on an smd header?

I'm looking at using a MOLEX Pico smd connector (model 5037630491) on a board. The pcb (male) side of the connector has two mounting pads labeled "nail" on one of the spec drawings. Here is the more ...
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Does Solder paste file is necessary for through hole component as same as SMD or not?

I have designed a PCB and there are only through hole components in the top of my board and only some surface mount components in the bottom of the board. Now, I don't know exactly is TOP SOLDER ...
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Antenna formed from the RF module shielding wall and cover

Can anyone provide details how an antenna can be designed from RF module shielding wall or cover? More specifically if any company is making this kind of antenna product for general communication or ...
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How to connect multiple 0402 leds to an Arduino for a 1:87 model

I want to replicate lighting a 1:87 scale police car with the aid of an Arduino Pro Micro ATmega32U4 powered by a 90mAh 3.7V LiPo which is connected to a TP4056 5V Lipo battery charger which is ...
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Removed all ceramic SMD capacitors without markings on them from the board… what to do? [closed]

When I told a buddy that I am taking electronics courses and learning to manufacture simple homemade PCB boards, he found me a client with an interesting offer: To reverse engineer a small PIC ...
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Identification of mystery SMT capacitor [closed]

I am in the middle of a computer repair project and I have found a bad surface mount capacitor with the the text "AN3" printed on it. I have looked around online a bit and found a website which states ...
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vias directly on SMD pads?

I was looking at an example board schematic provided by TI and I noticed something rather curious: vias were placed directly on SMD pads. Is this a normal/acceptable practice to follow? Or is it ...
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Probably overheated black color SMD pads

Can you give me an advice what to do with probably overheated SMD soldering pads on the board? The photo is of a computer bus card, where there are 4 SMD 0603 positions labeled R1 - R4. They are used ...
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Help identifying an SMD component [duplicate]

I need help identifying an SMD component it is a small(1 mm X 1.5 mm) black part with an "O" written on top if it. I think it is a Schottky diode for reverse polarity protection ?. (Source, first ...
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SMD Stencil Material Choice

We are planning to purchase a stencil for our LED boards. This will be my first stencil purchase so I don't have much idea about a good or bad one. The inquiries I received typically suggest two ...
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Compatibility between XBEE-PRO 900 HP and XBEE SX

I wanted to use a 900 MHz xbee and I need one side to be surface mount. So I'm thinking of getting an XBEE PRO 900 HP (XBP9B-DMST-002) and an XBEE SX (XB9X-DMUS-001). These devices have the same ...
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What is this SMD part?

I’m trying to repair a powered recliner touch sensor, and I’ve isolated the part that I think is the problem. The issue is, I don’t know what it is! In the first image, you can see that it has three ...
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Identify SOT-563 device with top code 49K

Please help me to identify this SOT-563 device with top code 49K
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Robustness of surface mounting daughterboards

I am using a "Teensy" development board in a project and would like to attach it to my main PCB including the surface mount pads for the usb data lines. Are there any reasons I shouldn't just design ...
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SMD IC identification - AGQ6NA

I'm trying to repair a Yamaha LED headlight. The panel has SOIC-10 ICs with AGQ6NA marking and no manufacturer info. They are probably boost or buck-boost converter controllers, they drive PJD25N06A ...
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SMD SOT89 identification

I am trying to Identify this SMD component, Pin 1 GND , 2-VCC, 3-? Out I can identify top letter is C , Bottom is G11, I think it might be a transistor but it odd being connected to the main power ...
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RF limiter for -20dbm

I am working on a receiver in which I would like to limit the RF power at input to -10dBm to -20dBm, the receiver is working for frequency 1GHz. I Have checked pin diode limiters and shottkey diode ...
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SMD Detector Microswitch Replacement

One of my son's toys stopped working and I decided to jump in to see what was causing the problem. I found that a number of the smaller detector microswitches had their tabs broken off. Therefore ...
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Why did KiCad merge my pins into one open blob in the solder mask gerber?

I designed a PCB with an IC that has a pitch of 0.5. The footprint solder mask looks like this: However, the gerber came out with one blob that looks like this: Why did it do that? Can I stop it? ...
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Which SMD component is labeled “20 3C”?

Please help me to identify the SMD marked as 20 3C, which is used in a cable TV set top box tuner section for amplifying the RF input. It's operating on 5V DC. ...
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SMD component list for capacitor

Being newbie to electronics, I'm unsure which SMD component to choose. I'm trying to build a step down voltage circuit using AMS 1117 (5 v to 3.3 v). I want to know the SMD capacitor component (...
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SMD identification SOT23 “t” “7” symbol

I tried to identify the component marked with "t 30" the SOT23 package. I looked for the "t" of "7" symbol in this list and also tried smd marking search engine but couldn't find it.
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Usefull 0402 and 0603 solderbridge footprints compatible with machine manufacturing?

I am currently in process of my eagle library cleanup, and came up with the idea to create a footprint similar to the one from nucleo boards. Those pads are meant to be easily bridged by just solder ...
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I don't know the name of the following 4-pin connector

I want to replace an SMD connector on the following PCB, but I do not know how to search for it, in order to buy it. I have attached a photo from the male connector, it might help. Can you name it?
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Help on ID for SMD component (probably diode)

I recently smoked a DC motor control board and need help identifying the wounded component. before picture (H2 and sideways 3) and here it is, wounded It looks to me like a resistor SMD; but, of ...
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What type of 2x15 pcb connector is this (from radio)

Sorry, I know this is a tedious question (and I apologize for the poor picture quality in advance), but I'm trying to find a male and female connector identical to the follow: Male and Female PCB ...
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Identifying this smd component

A beginner in electronics, I have gone into an attempt in fixing an LCD screen (Lacie 324i) that wasn't switching on. I have found that it was due to a small capacitor that was dead at the level of ...
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IC has different pinouts on different packages? [closed]

I am going to use the HT16C21 LCD driver to drive my LCD. Looking at the datasheet (in the "Pin Assignment" section), I noticed that the IC comes in 4 different packages, each with varying numbers of ...
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Looking for a ribbon cable with this connector

I’m trying to identify this connector to buy or build an extension ribbon cable for it, but there are no identifying markers on either side of the connector. It is for a small camera component. Any ...
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Surface mount package size 201-1

Does anyone know what a 201-1 package size is, and how it might differ from a 'normal' 0201? I found it in a MacBook schematic. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Help to identify SMD part

Can anyone help to give any clues about identifying this part? It is from a Chinese guitar pedal and appears to be at the beginning of the input chain, so I would suspect perhaps some kind of op amp, ...
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Looking for capacitance and voltage rating - How to read electrolytic SMD capacitor labels

I need to replace an SMD capacitor on a board. The printing on it says F1 560 2.5z I have googled intensely but have been unable to find information on how to read such a codes. I need to find out ...
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Beyond what is recommended by fabricators, how far should traces be from SMD pads?

Having followed a fabricator's DRC (this case being OSHPark), this distance between an SMD pad and a trace is considered acceptable (see attached images). However, I wanted to inquire about what the ...
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Accidental solder in vias

I am doing some assembly on a PCB which has a variety of SMD components. I accidentally got a little crazy with some paste on a large GND pad for an ESP32 component. I went to place the component on ...
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Help identifying SMD component

I’m trying to replicate something I got a few years ago for practical use and I found every component except for this one. It says WL BD on the package and measures 2.58x1.53mm (LxW) and around 1.3mm ...
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Can anyone please identify this 6 pin SMD integrated circuit?

Can anyone please identify this 6 pin SMD integrated circuit or what it does? I could not find it by the code written on it. It is from a solar charger and I need to replace it.
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Routing large RF trace to small SMD pad

I am designing an RF board in Altium where due to the dielectric selected and its thickness, the trace width for a 50 ohm characteristic impedance is thicker than some of the SMD component pads. What ...
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What's the name of smd buttons build of a simple thin metal sheet which flex when pressed?

As the topic title, I tried to find them but cannot get any informations about. They are a sort of SMD tact switch made only by a very thin curved metal sheet. When you press they flex and make ...
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Eagle - outlines/placeholder for smd (0603)

I'm a bit new in this area, trying to make a PCB for my little project and cannot find how to make placeholders for smd components in Eagle 9.2.2. Is it possible to have/create outlines for smd (...
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Eagle - Custom pad shape for SMT inductor

I'm trying to make the following footprint in Eagle for an SMT inductor: I understood how to make D-shape pads and similar, but this is driving me nuts: my idea was to enclose a pad into a polygon ...