Re: Yet another ROM adapter
Why buying faulty ICs? I can send you a bunch of faulty EPROMs and Z80 for your surgical procedure if you wish. Only postage you would pay.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I originally started laying out the board with SMD's for the two top-side caps, but then decided against it. Although I didn't use my reflow oven to assemble my prototype, I thought that I might when designing it. SMD's on both sides would need two stencils (if I want to be efficient about it) and give the board two passes in the oven, (actually I don't know if the socket and jumpers would survive), but I had the through-hole socket as it was and I was going to be faster with soldering through-hole any way. I went with the SMD resistors just to keep the profile low as I do plan on soldering it directly to the zx81 board, and being on the underside was convenient.McKlaud wrote: ↑Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:35 am...
Coming back to your adapter, could you use all components in SMD packages including both capacitors in next revision of the board? MLCC 4.7uF/10V is available in 805 size. In KiCAD you can also find components' footprint for hand soldering. Pads are longer and they are really handy. Yes, they require more space on the PCB but it is not the case on your board.