Electronics Forum | Mon Aug 16 20:32:10 EDT 2004 | davef
First, we didn't say "electrolytic soft gold with a minimum thickness of 5-8 of Au". We said, "'electrolytic soft gold' thickness 5 to 8uin". FOCUS. ;-) Second, we're unaware of an industry accepted specification that you can reference. IPC-2221
Electronics Forum | Mon Aug 16 18:09:33 EDT 2004 | Kris
ok I agree there has been a confusion with terminology When you say electrolytic soft gold with a minimum thickness of 5-8 of Au, is there a standard that you spec this from ?
Electronics Forum | Mon Aug 16 16:37:08 EDT 2004 | davef
As we mentioned in an earlier response in this thread [Q5], you do NOT want to solder to hard gold. Hard gold is a wear surface. [That's IT, that's the LIST.] If you want to solder to gold, then either use: * IPC-4552 ENIG specification, mentioned
Electronics Forum | Wed Aug 11 18:36:03 EDT 2004 | davef
90 Knoop. Q2: Thickness is 4 to 10 u" for Au and 300 to 400 u" for nickel A2: This looks like a ENIG spec. Although, the Ni is quite heavy, 150 uin is sufficient for most applications. [IPC-4552 ENIG specification: * Gold thickness of 0.075 - 0.125
Electronics Forum | Wed Apr 06 12:21:14 EDT 2011 | ripper
Hi, I am process engineer in PCBA factory.I have a question about gold plating on BGA.I want to know difference soldering performance between gold plating electrolytic and ENIG.Many thank for any idea.
Electronics Forum | Wed Apr 06 13:43:14 EDT 2011 | mosborne1
ENIG is the way you need to go. With ENIG you deposit a lot less gold. Too much gold will cause soler problems. Matt www.americancircuits.com
Electronics Forum | Thu Apr 07 02:38:20 EDT 2011 | aungthura
I didn't know the difference for BGA. We found solderability probelm as show in attach.Then, we called to PCB maker and they said that it could be caused because of PCB finishing. Do you agree this probelm was happend because of PCB finishing? Unfor
Electronics Forum | Thu Apr 07 09:04:19 EDT 2011 | mosborne1
First of all you need a new board house. You should quote us http://www.americancircuits.com. This really looks like a poor drilling operation with the blow holes. Blow holes are usually caused by two main problems. Improper drilling and/or moisture.
Electronics Forum | Fri Aug 17 11:55:31 EDT 2001 | davef
5uin. Your nickel thickness is fine. Although if you wanted to trade costs, consider giving-up nickel to 150uin thickness, while increasing the gold thickness. Gold over electroless nickel creates brittle joints because of phosphorous in the nicke
Electronics Forum | Mon Oct 25 21:28:38 EDT 1999 | Dave F
3%) concentrations of gold form brittle intermetallic compounds with the tin in your solder. Electroless gold is applied with an autocatalytic process that self-limits around 5 mils thickness. You're correct electrolytic gold is used for goldfinger