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Don't sneeze

In Hardware on Jun 18, 2009 at 00:01

Ok, so this is what 0603 SMT parts look like:

Don't sneeze

That’s a 0.1 µF capacitor and a 10 kΩ resistor.

Trouble is, they are small

Don't sneeze

The “0603” part designation for SMD’s stands for 0.06″ x 0.03″ (roughly), which is 1.6 x 0.8 mm. Here’s a good overview, from that same SMT page on Wikipedia:

SMT_sizes_by_Zureks.png

Well, it sure is something new for me to try out such miniature components!

Fortunately, that’s as small as it gets (I’ll leave 0402 components to the industrial parts-placement machines). Other capacitors (3216), voltage regulators (SOT23), and microcontrollers (SOIC) are all a bit larger.