SMD : Surface Mount Device. Components that are directly soldered on the PCB
[Dutch] (de; m,v; meervoud: prutsers) hobbyist : Prut·ser
I’m always fascinated by Zero Insertation Force (ZIF) Sockets, but a bit scared by the price. Simple ones (DIP and SOIC) goes for a few bucks on Ebay, but the more fascinating ones (QFP, QFN, (T)SOP, BGA) either can’t be found or read more…
Today I stumble across a neat/new feature in Eagle I haven’t seen before. Prolly in there since early versions 7, but at least it is present in version 7.5.0 (current version at writing is 7.7). Some PCB manufacturers will accept panelized PCB read more…
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