SMD = Surface Mount Device [
|MSOP-10 on the adapter to DIP
[click on the pictures for the real close-up]
I have shared the main idea on this blog already: Simple way to solder a tiny SMD case. There I did solder SSOP-20 (0.6mm pitch).
Recently I bought 12-bit quad DAC chips from Microchip. These came in MSOP-10 (0.5mm pitch). Hence the new pictures about how to shoe the steel flea 🙂
|Fixed and soldered with excess of solder
For some reason I could not find the magic flask with rosin diluted in spirits. Fortunately I recalled someone claiming the glycerin being a good flux, especially for the SMD reworks. Here is a (relatively expensive) source of glycerin coming from the local grocery 🙂
|Glycerin - good flux for SMD reworks
The excess of solder had to be removed. Wick with flux works wonders. Just make sure the soldering iron is hot enough.
|Solder suck wire applied
Still I found two pins (1 and 2) shorted after sucking all the excesses. I could not even see that shorting hair line. A light swipe with a sharp needle solved the issue.
|The scale: MSOP-10 and a little match
Happy prototyping! 🙂