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Topic Title: micro SMD
Topic Summary: Considerations of using micro SMD devices
Created On: 23 May 2012 10:20 AM
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 23 May 2012 10:20 AM
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safortune

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Hi there,

I have found a product that I was wanting to use in my circuit but then realised the package style was WLCSP or micro SMD. I have never encountered this style before and was wondering what considerations there are when using this on PCBs?

I.e. would the PCB manufacturing process have to be altered?
Can micro SMD be used alongside normal SMD?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of micro SMD?

Many thanks,

Steve
 28 May 2012 06:08 PM
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backdrill

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Joined: 26 May 2012

I would suggest you talk to pcb fabrication houses about their capability with regards to micro SMDs. These type of components are so small and compact that makes manual assembly and repair difficult. Also, it adds complexity to the PCB layout job because of the increased number of components that can be placed in an area thus making the board more dense.
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