[time-nuts] PCB design questions thread II

John Miles jmiles at pop.net
Mon Jun 2 22:26:48 EDT 2008

> Quoth Bruce Griffiths at 2008-06-03 09:50...
> > How do you cope with SMT parts (eg high frequency ADCs) with metal
> > thermal transfer /ground connections under the package itself?
> Haven't done it myself, but interested to hear others experiences.  I'm
> guessing that this would be a job for solder paste and a toaster oven -
> or high-tech equivalent.

Yes, see the link I posted.  Solder paste + heat gun does the trick, or you
can just carve out a hole for your soldering iron tip with a Dremel tool.

Even BGAs are commonly soldered at home with toaster ovens.

-- john, KE5FX

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