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By eagleski
#196316
Folks,
I'm trying to find an easy way to lift a TSSOP part off of a production board and replace it with a part that would have a straight pass thru on 5 of the data lines. Unfortunately we don't want to use this TSSOP voltage leveler and need it to just pass thru 3.3V signals directly.

Is anyone aware of a straight pass thru for TSSOP parts that would simplify the rework? Yes, we should have caught this in design, but with 60 boards out there, we can't just start over.
Thanks,
Eric
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By phalanx
#196325
You can remove TSSOPs in a few ways. The easiest is to use a hot air rework station. You heat the whole part and once the solder melts, just lift it off. If you don't have access to a rework station, with a hobby knife or other fine tipped cutting device you can cut the pins where they enter the TSSOP package on both sides, lift the body of the part out, and then individually remove the pins from the board using a soldering iron.

You're unlikely to find a drop in part that only passes through the specific pins you need. You will most likely have to solder tiny jumper wires in place between the correct pads for the removed part. This isn't uncommon in the world of PCB development.

Hope that helps.

-Bill
By eagleski
#196333
Thanks for replies...I attached that part of the circuit.

The part is a TXB0108PW which has 20 pins. It translates SPI and 2 signal lines. It really only works when going from 3.3V to 5V, but we need 3.3v.
It took a long time to rework this with individual wires, so probably not a good option for 50 boards...

I do not know if a 10 Ohm would be an issue for SPI interfacing, but would think not...

How to track down TSSOP resistor arrays? Who makes these?

Thanks,
Eric
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