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Basic Electronics » QFP and dreadboard

September 02, 2010
by Hexorg
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Hey everyone... I found this really awesome IC i want to try using.... but the only trouble is that it is a quad flatpack package, which of course I can't mount without solder on a breadboard. I was thinking to learn to make my own PCB boards (there are plenty of kits online) but the pins on this IC are 0.2mm wide! O_o (or so I understood from the datasheet - from texas instruments, model TLC5905)

Is there anyway I can use this IC, without opening my own factory?!

September 02, 2010
by bretm
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This guy makes it look easy. There are lots of good soldering videos on Youtube. Solder it to a board with bigger connectors and you can experiment with it.

Also search for QFP DIP adapter and you'll find some sockets that you can just drop it into.

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