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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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Diffrence between cr0603 and r0603

I am shopping for parts on mouser and was wondering if someone knew the difference between cr0603 and r0603 concerning smd resistors. You see this one has code CR0603 https://www.mouser.ca/...
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How to determine the model/type of SMD Capacitor and EMI Suppression Filters on a laptop PCB?

I am a newbie to PCB electronic components and I have the following questions on SMD on a laptop PCB. The picture below shows the SMDs around a m.2 connector for SATA SSDs. 1) The SMD in the red ...
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can you please help me to identify this smd component marked M 412 727a?

Hi please help me identify this smd component marked M 412 727a thanx
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How to name SMD packages in my Pick&Place library

I have massive problem with finding a correct scheme to name the packages correctly in my Pick&Place machine's library. For example: QFN-16 I have one QFN-16 with 6+6+2+2 leads and another QFN-16 ...
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Identification of a very strange SMD component

Could anyone help me identify what component this is? It is the white component with a black stripe. What ever it is, it appears to be a open circuit. I couldn't measure any resistance (or ...
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Identifying a cylindrical SMD component with two banded color markings [closed]

I have been looking at google images of cylindrical smd resistors, but they don't look like the ones on my board. So my question is: What component is this? Long story: This board is a 230VAC to 11....
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Beginner questions on some SMD components in phone motherboard

I'm trying to understand smartphone motherboard components and have a few questions that might be easy for some of you to answer. Please refer to the attached image for the question numbers: Are ...
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Please help me identify the SMD component

I have two nVIDIA Quadro P5000 GPUs. This component got damaged in one of the GPU while I was removing it from the PC. Please help me to identify this SMD component so that I could purchase and solder ...
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Is it easy to predict or get notified about obsolescence for DIP ICs?

The question here might seem a bit tangent for this Stack Exchange but here it goes. In the product development phase, one of the important factors under consideration is the availability of selected ...
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Which is better - components on both sides or components on one side of the PCB?

I am working on a PCB design. 50k PCBs will be produced. SMD components: 100 Through-hole components: 25 I need to minimize PCB size. There are no high-speed signals or sensitive signals in the ...
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Where can I look for USB 3.x superspeed mux chips for poor people that only have through-hole soldering tools?

I'm new to this realm of purchasing and I'm not exactly sure which of the different package names (SSOP, VQFN, etc.) are more friendly than others for basic through-hole soldering. I would also be ...
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Please identify this 6-pin SMD marked AI531

It is a 6-pin SMD from 1.6W blue laser driver The code on the case is AI531 Please help to identify this SMD. https://tr.aliexpress.com/item/33045090236.html?spm=a2g0n.shopcart-amp.item.33045090236 ...
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Are 1uF NP0/C0G capacitors different than regular 1uF capacitors?

I am reviewing an schematic and it contains several reference to 1uF 0402 SMD capacitors, some of them are marked simply as "1uF" and others as "1u, NP0/C0G" , I think both are the same, is there any ...
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Identifying a two numbers SMD capacitor

On this board, I'm trying to identify the burned component, which I believe might be a capacitor. When zooming in, I think I recognize "47" written on the first line, and maybe "16V" on the line below....
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Need help on troubleshooting PCB circuit

I recently got a freelancer to design a push-button latching circuit that powers a 12VDC motor from a 1S1P Li-Po cell. I have soldered all the components but the board does not seem to work properly. ...
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Should I apply soldermask over SMT thermal pads?

On page 8 and 9 of the following datasheet, there's a description of thermal pads for this MOSFET: https://www.vishay.com/docs/63302/si2342ds.pdf What I am wondering is: I will design the footprint ...
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How to find replacement LED for TV backlight

My TV has a damaged LED in its backlight. The LED had started flickering like 2 weeks ago and finally the whole backlight stopped working. Nothing obviously unusual on the LED driver board, the MOSFET ...
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Antenna Impedance Matching, 0 Ohm Response

I'm currently trying to match some SMD antenna breakout boards. These boards have one type of SMD antenna, footprints for an SMD pi network and a 50 Ohm cable as connection to my VNA. Now the problem ...
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How to change the led on this board to a brighter led? 12v input

Needed to change these led to brighter led. Is it possible? If yes then how can it be done? Noobie!!
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What is this component, labelled as “RT” on the PCB?

Can someone tell me the name of the below component? It is labelled as RT on the PCB:
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If I have two aligned PCBs with pads touching each other, will they bind if I reflow them?

I have a design where two boards of the same size will be stacked like pancakes and physically touching. I want to electrically connect them, and I thought of just adding matching solder pads and ...
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How to assemble PCBs when SMT machine doesn't have enough feeders?

I just got access to an SMT machine in a DIY fablab. I have a board that has about 50 unique components that I wish to assemble and test drive this new machine. I intend to make 20 of these boards. ...
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SMD Electronics Part that could be used for hanging

I'm working on a decorative PCB and I want the ability to hang it up on a wall conveniently. I was trying to think of something that would work similar to the saw tooth looking piece in this example ...
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SMD LED without soldering

I am working in a project at the university and we need to test (electrically and optically) several different SMD LEDs. The idea is to use or create a socket able to connect the terminals of the LEDs ...
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SMD ceramic capacitor 0805 vs 1206

I don't know what size to choose. Does SMD capacitor package matter in my case, Is it wrong to choose 0805 package?
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Why would this power mosfet be made in a surface mount package?

I’m looking at the CSD17303Q5 power mosfet which boasts a 100A max drain current. It confuses me why they have it in a VSON surface mount package because most pcbs would not be able to handle that ...
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Pad disconnected from smd chip

I was trying to breadboard a circuit using 3-D antenna chip. I didn't have pcb board ready for it so I tried to solder jumper wires on the pads and then test the circuit by breadboarding. After ...
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Should thermal pads be connected to GND or not?

I'm creating a footprint for the TPS2141 (LDO and current limiter) and I wonder if the thermal pad should be connected to the GND plane or if thats a bad idea? Should it just have its own copper zone ...
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How to solder large smd components on a PCB with 2oz copper

I’ve got a large inductor that needs to be soldered to my board. The pads are hidden underneath the component so hand soldering is not an option. The data sheet says to reflow at 260c for 40 seconds ...
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What is this SOT-89 component marked 43B H42?

Can anyone help me identify the SOT-89 component in the picture below? It is marked \$\text{43B H42}\$. I have searched to find anything resembling a match, and I found that it could be both a ...
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Finding solder pad sizes for capacitors / resistors based on density level

I found out that there are differences in the sizes of soldering pads for SMD components depending on the required reliability and available space. For resistors (805) I found good sizes (datasheet ...
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What parts to really keep out of antennas keep-out box, and which not so much?

I'm in the process of designing a pcb for a very small IoT device and need to get it as compact as possible. I'm currently considering these two smd antennas: https://www.molex.com/pdm_docs/as/AS-...
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PCB Pads vs Components Footprints in PCB design

I want to understand the process of PCB design using a software like Altium. I have come across two approaches as follows: Approach 1: While making the component parts library we make the footprints ...
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how to know the rotation direction and pin order When manufacturer is doing SMT

I want to know about the SMT requirement documents. what I mean is that when I make a partlist and XY-coordination data from PCB software. that shows me rotation angle like R90 or MR270 I know that ...
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Reflow Soldering at home

I’m trying to solder my TSSOP-16 chip to the DIP adapter. I’m planning to apply solder paste to the adapter’s pads, put the chip on the adapter and then use my kitchen oven to melt solder paste and ...
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SMD jumper design rules

The SMD jumper. One of the most basic devices on any board using SMD technology. Yet, considering devices from various sources and looking into the hints of designing it, I get differing techniques ...
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Parallel LTC3127 based software controlled supercapacitor charger

I am trying to charge 3 supercapacitors rated for 2.7VDC-300F connected in parallel, giving a total of 900F@2.7V. The IC I am trying to use is the LTC3127 from Analog Devices(Linear Technologies). I ...
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What is this SMD for on a SZBK07?

I purchased a SZBK07 CCCV Step Down Buck Converter and I was hoping to remove the TRIMPOT and replace with a potentiometer how ever there was a Orange SMD thing bridged between the 2 and 1 pin's on ...
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PWM to analog voltage conversion for communication between two microcontrollers

I want to use this schematic for sending PWM signals from an STM32F0 Arm microcontroller to an ATtiny85. I want to convert the PWM signal to a proper analog voltage, so that the ATtiny analogRead() ...
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Is this circuit ok for MCP9700 temp sensor?

I am trying to use multiple MCP9700 temperature sensors and probe certain power IC heatsinks for sensing the temperature through an attiny85. I have two parts in the overall schematic. For each ...
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Need help identifying burnt SMD

Help me identify the burnt out SMD located on M801 position in the attached photographs. It belongs to a Philips Bodygroom BG2024/15 PCB. I intended to replace the two rechargeable batteries, but ...
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Need positioning arms for soldering 0201 [closed]

I'm looking for some kind of micro positioning arm to help me solder wires on tiny SMD devices. Some kind of pantograph mechanism where my hands move much further than the tip controlling the wire. ...
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drilling SMT footprints for fitting THT parts

I have bought by mistake some THT caps instead of SMD and would like to use them still. They were bought from a supplier who has the bad habit of not answering customer requests. These are 5000h caps, ...
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Via in pad, reflow soldering problem

Recently I've designed a PCB for the ESP8266EX-chip. With my amount of knowledge, I thought it would be smart to stitch vias into pads. To be specific, not only the ground pad of the chip, but also ...
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Heatsink on top of SMD plastic IC or bottom of PCB?

I often do designing power modules and always wonder if there is some kind of rule how to properly cool SMD devices. I always look at final products from other companies and some are placing heatsink ...
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LED Board Driver Calculation [duplicate]

If there is a Board that has 100 LED diodes however using different Diodes that have Different specs (Maximum Reverse Voltage, Max Wattage, Maximum drive current etc.) similar to a Quantum Board LED ...
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Need help identifying and finding similar SMD variable resistor

The component appears to be damaged, but the datasheet for the board in question shows that this is a 47k ohm variable resistor. Looks like a trimmer, but not 100% sure. However, I've been trying to ...
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How to physically connect AS3933 to 3D antenna?

I'm trying to breadboard LF frequency receiver circuit using AS3933 receiver chip IC and CAS143-147 3D antenna chip. However I don’t understand how can I connect AS3933 pins to CAS143 on a breadboard. ...
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Eyelet replacement trace repair?

I'm new to electronics, I was working on a surface mount board and I desoldered one of the eyelets a bit too much and burnt its trace as well. What steps should I take to repairing this? I'm not ...
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EAGLE SMD Overlap

I have created a footprint for an SMA-Connector like this: The footprint looks like this: There are 3 SMD-Pads on the Bottom Layer and 2 SMD-Pads on the Top. The SMDs on the outside overlap with ...