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Immersion gold and BGAs

Electronics Forum | Wed Aug 31 12:33:25 EDT 2005 | Jaya

I have expirence running,double sided Imm gold boards recently which ed up a lot of solderability issue. The Imm gold need to be slightly more control during reflow oven area on it's profile.

soldering and bonding on gold PCB's

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

soldering and bonding on gold PCB's

Electronics Forum | Mon Jan 07 13:18:28 EST 2002 | mregalia

I work for a microwave company. On our lower frequency boards (

soldering and bonding on gold PCB's

Electronics Forum | Wed Jan 09 14:52:53 EST 2002 | Chris

Hi, I have read many articles about theromsonically bonding to soft gold. Many of these articles state you can bond to 10uinches of gold. I have worked with both Hughes and Panasonic bonders at two different companies and I have never been able to

soldering and bonding on gold PCB's

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

soldering and bonding on gold PCB's

Electronics Forum | Wed Jan 09 17:03:44 EST 2002 | rob_thomas

We follow IPC-2221 recommendations for Au and don't have a problem as long as the Ni is under 150 microinches.This ensures a consistent process for us.Also we do plasma clean after SMt and prior to wirebond.That makes a big difference. Rob

soldering and bonding on gold PCB's

Electronics Forum | Wed Jan 09 17:14:48 EST 2002 | mregalia

Do you bond with Al or gold wire? What happens if the Ni is over 150 microinches? Thickness of nickel is one those things that we have not been consistent with. The industry seems to pretty much universally call for 100-200 microinches. Our old board

soldering and bonding on gold PCB's

Electronics Forum | Wed Jan 09 18:17:15 EST 2002 | Chris

I don't have a plasma cleaner either. It will help a lot. Actually I don't clean at all. Our wirebond pads are far enough away so the flux residue does not get on the wirebond pads. That's what we think anyway. I am sure we have some degree of c

soldering and bonding on gold PCB's

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

soldering and bonding on gold PCB's

Electronics Forum | Wed Jan 09 15:24:49 EST 2002 | mregalia

Thanks Chris. As I was writing my last message our mailperson dropped off the latest issue of Circuit Assembly. It has an article on mixing SMT and COB on the same board. The author recommends as a compromise 10-20 micro inches of gold over 70-100 of

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