This is the result of me soldering an SMD with a standard soldering iron:
And this is what I accomplished with a hot air rework station, practically on my first try:
That’s it.. I’m hooked on hot air soldering! 🙂
BTW, in case you’re wondering, the first IC is a Si8605 (I2C galvanic isolator) while the second one is a Si8440 (I2S galvanic isolator). Both will be used in my ongoing Buffalo III project.