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PCB / Printed Circuit Board Design For Test Considerations
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Design-For-Test Considerations

Credit/Source: Zulki Khan, president and founder, Nexlogic, Inc.
NexLogic Tech, Inc.

The perennial question in electronics design and manufacture is: How do I design a printed circuit board (PCB) so that it can be properly tested? To achieve this objective, there are a number of design-for-test (DFT) considerations and techniques.

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Best Solder Tips

BEST Instructors have put to video demonstrations of common hand soldering skills. These are not designed to be in place of live one on one training where repetitive skills and subsequent one on one feedback is given. Rather they are quick refreshers designed to be viewed if a specific skill has not been practiced in a while.

Semiconductor Packaging Solutions at SEMICON West 2006
Endicott Interconnect Technologies

Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. today announced they will exhibit semiconductor packaging solutions at SEMICON West 2006, the premier exposition in the US dedicated to the global semiconductor and microelectronics industries. The exhibition takes place at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, July 10th-14th. Organic substrates and assembly solutions will be on display in the EI booth, #5484C in the NY Loves Nanotech pavilion.

Valor DFM Solution Installed at CMK Corp in Japan
Valor Computerised Systems Ltd

Israel June 29th, 2006 CMK Corporation, Japan?s largest PCB manufacturer, specializes in the development, production and marketing of PCBs and electronics devices for consumer and industrial applications, and continues to meet the demanding manufacturing requirements for many PCB designs, from single/double-side PCBs to high density build-up boards.

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And you think you've got it hard

Posted by Slaine

In the last couple of weeks ive been working with a new mechanical design engineer, i knew things were going to be difficult when i caught him putting a trial through a reflow oven using loctight thread lock to hold a smd led in place. But today i had to convince him "wood" would not be a good material to make a jig out of to go through the reflow oven. (...)

Intrusive reflow component selection

Posted by dougs

We have a new product coming soon that has a fair number of PTH sockets and headers. I was thinking that it would be good to use intrusive reflow on some of them to even up cycle times between SMT and hand insertion. However, when i called the distributor they reckon that the components aren't suitable for reflow temperatures, i'm not so sure about this. (...)

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