Is there a surface-mount component I can put on a pad, that simply has another pad on top that I can solder something on to?

We found that edge-mounting a TO-Can package to a PCB will really save a lot on manufacturing. However, it comes with fairly long through-hole pins that are taking up too much space to reach the pads. Any suggestion?

I would consider making a small (eg. 9mm x 9mm) right-angle PCB and joining it by solder either on the edge or in a slot depending on how long the leads are. You could notch the board for more positive location on the edge.

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Oliver Smith

Oliver is an experienced electronics engineer skilled in PCB design, analog circuits, embedded systems, and prototyping. His deep knowledge spans schematic capture, firmware coding, simulation, layout, testing, and troubleshooting. Oliver excels at taking projects from concept to mass production using his electrical design talents and mechanical aptitude.

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Is it ok to call all the chips with alphanumeric labels BGA (ball grid array)?

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