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Evaluating The Accuracy Of a Nondestructive Thermocouple Attach Method For Area-Array Package Profiling

Evaluating The Accuracy Of a Nondestructive Thermocouple Attach Method For Area-Array Package Profiling

Image: TC attachment on top of the BGAThe oven recipe, which consists of the reflow oven zone temperature settings and the speed of the conveyor, will determine a specific time-temperature profile for a given PCB assembly. In order to achieve a good quality PCB assembly, the time-temperature profile should be within the product and process specifications. This is determined by the solder paste, components and substrate tolerances...

(...) The goal of this study was to identify a non-destructive method for TC attachment that provides a small offset to the "actual temperature under a BGA".

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Brian O'Leary, Tim Grove, Dr. S. Manian Ramkumar


KIC , Rochester Institute of Technology

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Solder Paste Printing to 0.005" | Posted by Dennis O'Donnell

Does anyone have any experience in printing solder paste on a 0.0065" pad? I have a requirement to attach single chips with 600 to 2400 connections. The chip has a 0.005" solder ball, 0.010 pitch... »»

Mirtec programming discussion | Posted by CL

I have worked with the Mirtec MV2 and 3 for several years. I did perform some evaluation of the red/blue filters. We found it to be usefull for some specialty solder inspections but we found it most usefull for solder inspection of plated test points... »»

Changing Ni/Au finish to HASL lead free | Posted by JohanH

The buyers in our company like to change the PCB finishing because of reducing costs. The proposed change is going from Ni/Au to HASL lead free... »»

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IPC Conference on Printed Electronics: What Does It Mean For the Printed Circuit Board Industry?

Conference | Tue, Jan. 18 | Sponsored by: IPC

Industry estimates project that by the end of 2010, printed electronics will be 35 percent of a $1.92 billion printed, thin film and organic electronics market... »»

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Soldering 101 provides beginning soldering students or those new to the electronics industry with knowledge and hands on skills... »»

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The majority of the industry have been running no clean processes for many years and have often neglected important issues like design for cleaning, selecting compatible components and compatibility between cleaning materials and flux residues... »»

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SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies. Membership Info | SMTA Certification | Bookstore

Next Event: Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium 2011 - Jan. 18


IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly. Membership Info | Training & Certification Programs | Standards & Publications - Online Store

Next Event: IPC 2011 Winter Interim Standards Development Meetings - Jan. 12

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