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A High Performance and Cost Effective Molded Array Package Substrate

A High Performance and Cost Effective Molded Array Package Substrate

Molded StripIn this article we present both a relatively new and innovative family of packages that is suitable for medium pin count needs and an innovative method for fabricating the substrates for such a package.

With respect to lead count, this packaging family is positioned between BGAs and "standard" QFN with single rows of pads. The package is characterized by the extreme design flexibility in terms of I/O count, location and shape, allowing a wide range of customization only limited by PCB layout constraints.

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Cleaning Leads on Parts | Posted by Craig

We have a problem child part. Our company was in a pinch and ordered parts from a broker that had an old date code. The leads are very oxidized, and our reflow process is comprimised... »»

HASL lead free thickness | Posted by cacace

Normally I'm using the following specification for HASL finished PCBs: "The HAL thickness should be in the range 5- 20 um (this is an average value on the whole pad). In any case, in any point of the pad, the HASL thickness must be > 1 um"... »»

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