Apr 21

First SMT solder job

I am working on a new sensor for my 1-Wire network using the Maxim DS2438A, which is only available in the SOIC-8 package. I haven’t done any work with SMT devices up to this point, so this was first for me. I ordered a SOIC to DIP Adapter from Sparkfun to go with the DS2438A sensors I ordered from Mouser.

I started off by putting some flux on the pads then adding a small amount of solder to each. I then added more flux to the cooled solder and positioned the IC with a pair of tweezers while I soldered each of the legs down. I think the end result turned out pretty nice considering you can almost fit 4 of these ICs on top of a dime!

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