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Re: [N8VEM-S100:5924] SOIC Packages For S100 Boards - Survey Question

Is the thought to hand-solder them or use paste and a re-flow oven? I personally have used SOIC only rarely because it takes some skill to do and many won't want the challenge. For one chip, sure. For 25, you need to get good at it quickly. 

I can see based on the number of chips that options are limited other than maybe going to a 4-layer board and using DIP (although I don't know if you have the physical room or not). Or, maybe offer a partially stuffed board to people which includes the SMT components already mounted. 

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On Dec 31, 2014, at 4:15 PM, Don Caprio <ilv...@gmail.com> wrote:

I'm curious how you guys feel about using SOIC chips
instead of the traditional DIP. Yes they are a bit more
difficult to solder up and don't have a socket for easy

I was wanting to add additional chips and a 10 position DIP
switch to the FP mini design. However there is just not enough
room. I may be able to squeeze them in but it would be very tight
and fear there may be no room for traces.


Don Caprio

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