From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: having SMT components mounted
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 19:50:16 +0100
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 19:30:27 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Simon wrote (in
<3D985FEB.email@example.com>) about 'having SMT components mounted',
on Mon, 30 Sep 2002:
>NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 15:28:33
>Organization: ntl Cablemodem News Service
>(Thought I'd sent this last week, Oh well...)
>I've got to the stage where I'm wanting to put several >100pin devices
>onto a board, and I don't trust my clumsy soldering - I can just about
>manage 2mm pin-headers, but 0.65mm is smaller than I can *see*, let
>I've used PCB board manufacturers before for my boards, but I've never
>had the components assembled onto the board after it's been etched.
> o How do you go about doing this for 1-off prototypes ? And
> what's the procedure ?
> o Who sources the components ?
> o How much would it cost for (say) 4 100 -> 150 pin devices ? I'll
> do the other components myself - I just don't want to solder the
> SMT bits...
>I'm in the UK, if that matters these days, and using Eagle as my
>layout s/w. Any help gratefully received :-)
A friend of mine recommends a 'daughter'. Although the cost of ownership
is astronomical, they are good at high-precision work like that.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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