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    Test probes with super fine tip

    These test probes wereld made several years ago and have proven to be very useful in many applications. The small tip allows you to probe even the tiniest SMT components. Because the tip is really, really sharp (don’t ask me how I know… ouch) it allows you to breach residue of solder flux or even […]

    SMT DIP adapter PCB from TI

    PA3COR TI SMT DIP adapter EVM

    If you like prototyping but find it’s a nuisance to mess around with small, all too common, SMT packages, the Texas Instruments SMT DIP adapter kit might be something for you.

    The DIP adapter kit supports six of the most popular industry-standard packages, including:

    D and U (SOIC-8) PW (TSSOP-8) DGK (MSOP-8, VSSOP-8) DBV […]

    Do-it-yourself SMT prototyping board

    Frequently, I need to do some SMT prototyping. Partly because some components are only available in an SMT enclosure (like the MCP4725, a nice small 12 bits DAC), partly because it needs to be small and sometimes it is Saturday 5 past 5 and the only type of a critical part available is SMT. […]