[LAU] open hw soundcard

Karl Hammar karl at aspodata.se
Wed Nov 25 09:57:29 EST 2009

Joshua Boyd:
> On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 02:04:16PM +0100, Karl Hammar wrote:
> > Yes it is, but the processor on the cheap (~80USD) AT32NGW100 [3] is
> > AT32AP7000 [4], which has a BGA [5] package only, which puts it out
> > of the home hw hacker domain (special equipment is required to solder
> > it).
> BGA does not put it out of the home hw hacker domain, it just requires a
> slightly more dedicated hacker.  The interwebs are filled with guides
> for doing BGA at home, including toaster ovens (modified or plain),
> electric skillets, and hot air reflow.  

You are right in what you say, but if there are alternatives, let's be 
hacker friendly.

My stance is, if possible use dual layer cards and components you
can solder by hand.


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