Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) February 6, 2007
SchmartBoard, the developer of a new technology that has significantly simplified the creation of electronic circuits for hobbyists, education and industry, will announce the release of three new boards for large QFP (Quad Flat Pack) devices at the upcoming Electronics West Show in Anaheim, CA on February 14.
SchmartBoard|ez prototyping boards allow virtually anyone to hand solder surface mount components easily, quickly and flawlessly. Prior to the development of this technology in late 2005, few people had the dexterity to hand solder surface mount components with small pitches such as .8mm or smaller. The advent of SchmartBoards allowed people to hand solder components with up to 100 pins, which previously was inconceivable to most engineers, students and hobbyists.
Based on demand from experienced users, SchmartBoard has launched several new boards with the ability to support larger and more complicated components. Demonstrations of the three new boards’ capabilities will be held in the media area on Wednesday, February 14 at 10:30 am.
“People who a couple years ago would not be able to hand solder some small components with 8 pins, are now asking for us to support up to 256 pins,” said Neal Greenberg, vice president of marketing at SchmartBoard. “There are many components that are this large for microprocessors, FPGAs, and other advanced ICs.”
Three new SchmartBoards will now support these large QFP package components. The only other prototyping options today for large surface mount components require expensive sockets.
The three new boards have been specially created for QFP components and are available at the following specs: