Electronics Forum | Wed Jan 09 21:19:49 EST 2002 | davef
When I said "In this area, there is no difference between your experience in ceramic substrates and PTFE substrates." I was referring to the area we were discussing ... gold plating. I am sorry if you thought I ment than the wire bonding process wa
Electronics Forum | Wed Jan 09 12:20:00 EST 2002 | mregalia
Thanks for cluing me into IPC-2221. Though the numbers they give seem to contradict what I have learned from people working with the materials. At least I now know where the guideline for a max of 30 microinches of gold for soldering comes from. But
Electronics Forum | Mon Jan 07 20:37:15 EST 2002 | davef
For soldered areas, we like to keep gold thickness substantially below the maximum you propose. Search the fine SMTnet Archives for our discussions on the topic of acceptable levels of gold with solder connections. Let�s fix this �no one seems be s
Electronics Forum | Wed Dec 28 16:03:53 EST 2005 | Chris
I have lots of experience with thermosonic gold ball bonding. You can read the literature and you will probably find some papers that say you can do it. I have never been able to do it. We gold ball bond all day long with little problems at all bu
Electronics Forum | Thu Dec 29 03:57:16 EST 2005 | sparrow
Hello Chris, To be honest, it's hard to believe you could not bond to ENIG at all. Yes, the gold layer is thin and hard, but it just narrows the process window and does not make the bonding impossible. I say this, because we have been using TS gold w
Electronics Forum | Mon Jul 12 00:23:02 EDT 2010 | leadthree
I had cracking caps from the ICT and a variation in the length of the probes (due to wear and tear) that press down the PCB. That put lots of mechanical stress on the PCB. So have also a close look at the ICT, or another other test fixtures you use.
Electronics Forum | Wed Jun 23 08:47:32 EDT 2010 | mun4o
Hi, about location - components are in the diferent location on PCB.In the one PCB have 7 cap 560pF 0603 , and some of thenm are cracked, another are OK. When I look at 20x microscope , I can't see defect, but ICT measure from 200 to 350pf.When hea
Electronics Forum | Fri Jun 20 10:27:19 EDT 2003 | Cristiano Dick Smiderle
Hi We are experiencing serious problem with ceramic capacitors. They are with low electrical resistence and the problem is intermittent. We found some of them with micro cracks but not all. What could be the causes for this problem? We are su
Electronics Forum | Fri Apr 18 16:53:25 EDT 2003 | takfire
DST, What was the crack signature? Was the crack parallel with the internal electrodes or 45� with the terminal electrode? It is also important to determine the orientation of the failed caps on the PCB (in regards to depaneling). Perhaps the cap
Electronics Forum | Wed Jul 02 18:39:22 EDT 2003 | Jim Yutzie
The vast majority of issues I have seen are from depaneling with a PCB seperator. Try placing a row of tightly spaced unplated holes adjacent to the edge that the crack parts are being found out (assuming they are within .5" or so of the score line)
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