What is SMD and DIP
Dual In-line Package (DIP) is an electronic component package that has a rectangular enclosure and two rows of parallel electrical connection pins. It looks like a mini-bulb. The package is either placed into a socket or through-hole mounted to a printed circuit board (PCB).
In SMD, electronic circuits can be created using surface-mount technology (SMT), in which the components are soldered directly on the surface of printed circuit boards. A surface-mount device is an electrical device constructed in this manner. SMD chips have a flat top.
Below, let’s a take a look at some differences, advantages, and disadvantages of each type of LED display.
SMD vs. DIP Comparison
|SMD LED||DIP LED|
|Each pixel is one bulb with short feet on each bulb.||Each pixel is composed of three separate RGB LED bulbs, with two lengthy feet on each bulb.|
|Bulbs are mounted on a PCB.||Manufacturing includes through-hole soldering.|
|Good for Wave soldering.||Good for cold soldering.|
|The brightness of an outdoor SMD LED display typically ranges between 6,000 and 8,000 nits.||Better heat dissipation and greater durability as a result.|
|Great for small pitches—as small as 0.9mm.||DIP LED displays with regular brightness achieve 8,000–12,000 nits.|
|Greater resolution.||1/3 less power consumption than SMDs.|
|Fast manufacturing and low production cost.||Smallest pitch available is P8mm.|
|The viewing angle of SMD LED displays is large, reaching H160° and V160°.||Supports H120° and V60° viewing angle.|
|Perfect for both indoor and outdoor applications.||Perfect for outdoor applications.|