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Practical Dummy Components

Practical Dummy Components is the exclusive distributor of mechanical samples for Amkor Technology as well as distributing components from most other leading SMD manufacturers including FlipChip International. Practical has a worldwide distribution network and in- stock availability of most popular package types. Practical distributes both of SMT and through-hole Components.

Dummy SMT components are available in all popular IC fine pitch packages (test die) including Lead-Free Rohs/WEEE compliant formulations. Package on Package (PoP), BGA, TSSOP, QFP, TSOP, CSP, Flip Chip, LQFP, Melf, QFP, PBGA, SSOP, Surface Mount Resistors, (SMR), Capacitors, Surface Mount Capacitors, (SMC) and most components are available with daisy chain. Dummies save money! In cases where only mechanical characteristics are required, dummy components can be used instead of live, functioning components.

Why Use Dummy Components?

A Practical Dummy Component is the exact mechanical equivalent of a live component used only when the physical properties of the components are required. These components can cost as much as 80 percent less than live components, making the ideal for testing of solder processes, machine setup lead-free conversion, thermal profiling, solder training and other process evaluations where only the mechanical characteristics not the functioning components are required.