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SMTnet Express, June 12, 2014, Subscribers: 22834, Members: Companies: 13899, Users: 36331

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Instrumentation for Studying Real-time Popcorn Effect in Surface Mount Packages during Solder Reflow

Arijit Roy; World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

Occurrence of popcorn in IC packages while assembling them onto the PCB is a well known moisture sensitive reliability issues, especially for surface mount packages. Commonly reflow soldering simulation process is conducted to assess the impact of assembling IC package onto PCB. A strain gauge-based instrumentation is developed to investigate the popcorn effect in surface mount packages during reflow soldering process. The instrument is capable of providing real-time quantitative information of the occurrence popcorn phenomenon in IC packages. It is found that the popcorn occur temperatures between 218 to 241°C depending on moisture soak condition, but not at the peak temperature of the reflow process. The presence of popcorn and delamination are further confirmed by scanning acoustic tomography as a failure analysis.

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