The Size Of SMD ICs
Nowadays, the SMD ICs are shrinking to smaller sizes.If you look at the picture and compare the small ICs with the 1/4 watt resistor, you will know that indeed it was very small. Even sometimes we have to be careful when testing it by using our test probes because if the test probe did not really hold onto the pin it can easily slip and touch on the other pin causing more problem to the set or to the IC. If you do not have a proper tools, you may have a hard time to solder it out. The best is to use a rework station for this kind of job. I’m wondering, in the future how small the SMD ICs can it go some more-like the size of a sand?