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stoopkid

I was hoping to integrate it into my board cleanly. Maybe when I get my new soldering station I could manage .65mm leads.

CrossRoads

With a FTDI chip? Get a stencil from proto-advantage.com too then. Difficult part to solder cleanly.
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Riva


I was hoping to integrate it into my board cleanly. Maybe when I get my new soldering station I could manage .65mm leads.

I have used these to mount DS3231 in breadboard/protoboard projects http://www.schmartboard.com/index.asp?page=products_smttodip&id=448

stoopkid

I etch the boards myself so I wouldn't mind soldering a soic. But anything smaller I'm not sure. I just tried making my own breadboard adapter for some .5mm connectors and it could have gone better. Multimeter says it checks out as far as I can tell but I havn't tested it yet. I hope it gets easier when I upgrade from my 15w radioshack iron. But I don't want to put my eggs in any basket with leads smaller than soic yet, as it were.

James C4S


I was hoping to integrate it into my board cleanly. Maybe when I get my new soldering station I could manage .65mm leads.

You want something easier to solder or you want something that is cheaper?  Your original question was about cost.
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