Hi Gurgen, You said "CY8C3866AXI-040", Which has 100pins TQFP package. Between pins is 0.5mm, It's rather wide than MLF package. It can soldering by hand with carefully. As you know, SSOP pakage is more wide, 1.27mm. PVI-021 and PVI-070 has SSOP package. Would you chose this device?
You are here in the Software - forum but your request smells a bit like hardware, isn't it?
Until now, only PSoC1 devices come in DIL-package, preferrably the CY8C29466-pxsomething. There is a development kit for PSoC1 costing $40. The disadvantages using PSoC1 compared to PSoC3/4/5 are:
Only 8-bit CPU
No intrinsic debug-capabilities (or you have to by an ICE-Cube)
There are already PSoC boards in the Kit-store the cheapest is the PSoC4 Pioneer kit which even costs less than the PSoC1 kit, It is programmable to your needs and you can debug your programs with breakpoints, variable inspection etc.
Have a look at the kits here: http://www.cypress.com/?id=2218&source=header
and here: http://www.cypress.com/?id=4749
If yoiu are looking for development board, you might want to look at
- FreeSoc (http://freesoc.net/) for PSoC5LP
- Loki (http://www.arachnidlabs.com/blog/2013/01/22/introducing-loki/) also PSoC5LP
- SchmartBoard (http://www.schmartboard.com/index.asp?page=products_dev&id=648) for PSoC3 and 5, also available populated with PSoC5LP
- EzPSoC (http://kmmankad.blogspot.de/2012/12/psoc35-hardware-options.html) for PSoC3 in SSOP, but you need to build it by yourself
- PSoCMini (http://dangerousprototypes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=2823) also for building yourself
- Powerfulboard (http://www.powerfulboard.com/) for PSoC3 and 5LP in DIP40 size
If you google "youtube surface mount soldering" you will get
a number of hits on hand soldering.
In my experience most important tool in shop is a large 5 - 10X magnifying
optic you can use while working on fine pitch packages.
TQFP is not easy for soldier but it is doable, we made our own samples and sometimes need to replace chips ourself. However, there are some ready made boards as suggest.
My fault, 0.635mm for SSOP pitch.
I recently soldered a 100 pin TSOP package (0.5mm pitch) by hand - took only 5 minutes or so. You basically need only good flux and some solder wick...
I found that you can use a "USED" solder wick to do the soldering.
With a lot of flux, place the solder wick on the top of the pins and use a soldering iron on the top of the solder wick, the solder on the wick will transfer to the pins and the board.
I am still pratising and trying with different USED solder wick. (You need to fix the location of the chip to the PCB by solder the corners first)
I even saw a "Soldering Station" built of a kitchen-cooktop (regulated) and a frying-pan with a lid. What really did astonish me was that it DID work. I admitt the regulator was a rather large one and far off my capabilities of designing a 1.5kW closed-loop regulator.
A friend of mine used a electric fry pan to do the soldering. The surface of the pan needs to be flat.
The PCB however seems a little bit twisted after the soldering. It is faster then solder by hand.
Flying pan is difficult to control the temperature. It usually use to melt many chips and collect those. I recommend you of Hot-plate.
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