Chuck Guzis wrote:
I suspect that the legacy DIP stuff will get harder to
buy new through
"normal" channels, given RoHS. In the long run, I suppose we'd all better
get used to working with surface mount. :(
Nah, not anytime soon...unless I'm hallucinating, plenty of DIPs are
available as RoHS compliant parts now. There's nothing "legacy" about
DIPs just yet.
That said, the notion that surface mount is somehow "harder to
solder" is nothing but a load of crap. It is DIFFERENT...not harder.
In fact, I find all but the very smallest SMT parts EASIER to work with
than through-hole components.
I suspect that someone, way back when, was afraid of it and said
"it's to haaaard" and people have been propagating that rumor ever since.
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