Electronics Forum: enig (Page 1 of 66)


Electronics Forum | Mon Jan 03 16:34:10 EST 2005 | davef

The main advantage if ENIG over HASL is that ENIG is flat and HASL generally is not. The main disadvanages to ENIG over HASL are: * Cost of ENIG is 1.5 - 2X higher than HASL * Selflife is less than HASL * You solder to nickel, rather than copper * E


Electronics Forum | Fri Oct 14 00:50:44 EDT 2005 | le dao

What enig stands for. is it entek?


Electronics Forum | Mon Jan 03 12:26:16 EST 2005 | barryg

We are looking at potentially doing a pcb that is enig finished as called out on its fab. drawing. We plan on a standard 63/37 water soluble paste. Is there any pro's and cons to this process with a pcb plated as such. What is the main advantage that


Electronics Forum | Fri Oct 14 17:15:40 EDT 2005 | Mika

I thought OSP stand for: Organic Surface Protection. I learn a new thing every day. Sincerly,


Electronics Forum | Fri Oct 14 16:51:46 EDT 2005 | GS

It stands for Elettroless Nikel Immersion Gold, a kind of PCB finishing Entek (there are several kinds) is a brand name of an OSP (Organic Solderability Preservative)kind of PCB finishing. Regards............GS


Electronics Forum | Sat Oct 15 15:57:11 EDT 2005 | GS

Organic Solderability Preservative, is a definition that you can find, for istance, on IPC-2221A (geneiric standard on printed board design) Tabel 4-3 (Final Finisch, etc) Regards............GS


Electronics Forum | Tue Jan 04 12:37:41 EST 2005 | Cmiller

We have been using this finish almost exclusively for fine pitch boards for about 5 years. Make SURE you use a board house that does the gold plating in-house. There are some potential issues as DaveF stated. The only problem we have encountered is w

Chosing ENIG vs OSP

Electronics Forum | Mon May 25 07:40:38 EDT 2009 | nibirta

One of our customer wants to change the process from OSP boards to ENIG. His question was: what is the failure rate for ENIG in the last 3 years? well...what to say? I was suggesting a ImAg instead of ENIG. But..nope. Any ideea about this topic? For

ENIG Thickness

Electronics Forum | Tue Apr 12 16:55:03 EDT 2005 | russ

I would be afraid of this board supplier, ENIG is self limiting. Russ

Pad finish

Electronics Forum | Thu Oct 07 15:50:57 EDT 2010 | boardhouse

Craig & Rem - I would also recomend switching to ENig - OSP would be my sencond choise ENig will give you the flatness your looking for plus the best shelf life. Enig is about 5% more than Hot Air. Enig also does not cause as much stress on the c

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