- Published: Friday, 29 March 2013
- Written by Jon Chandler
SMT Prototype Board Compendium
Many chips are only available in surface mount (SMT) packages and they are getting ever smaller as the drive towards miniaturization continues. This makes it tough to experiment with the parts on a bread board. Fortunately, they are a variety of adapter boards that make experimenting with these devices easier. One of the challenges is finding a suitable board when you find a chip you want to use available in only some tiny package. This article is meant to be a reference to find different boards. As adapters or proto-boards come and go, this reference will evolve.
I've included a tiny fraction of the available boards here - I know there are many others. I need your help to list different boards. Please send me information about boards you may find. Also, to continue this effort, I have to know that people are looking at the information and using it; your comments are not only welcome but are essential to continuing this project!Discuss this article in the forums (15 replies).