Electronics Forum | Fri Jun 14 14:30:36 EDT 2002 | davef
Assuming you are talking about solderable surfaces: People specify various materials to protect the solderability of the pads on the board. Gold, actually, Electroless Nickel - Immersion Gold [ENIG], is popular. * Board fabricators like it because
Electronics Forum | Sun Apr 05 00:23:53 EDT 2020 | researchmfg
1. To protect the nickel and copper under gold plating from oxidization before soldering. Gold plating can extend the PCB self-life and improve the solderability for 2nd re-flow. 2. Provide a good bonding strength. For Chip on Board process that Gol
Electronics Forum | Fri Feb 28 01:08:33 EST 2020 | sarason
Back in the 50's, 60's and 70's gold plated boards were all the rage for high reliability. test equipment, milspec etc. Nowadays only edge connectors are gold plated. Immersion plated gold is also used but it doesn't last the distance like gold plate
Electronics Forum | Fri Feb 28 08:48:00 EST 2020 | SMTA-Joe
We've made the decision to move towards Gold Immersion on our PCBs to eliminate flatness issues with QFNs and BGAs. Land/component pad geometry, population density, and other factors, have made it necessary to ensure a near perfectly flat surface tha
Electronics Forum | Fri Feb 28 11:02:06 EST 2020 | slthomas
I'm not 100% sure which type of gold you're asking about, but if you're talking about hard gold plating, I think the most common use is to provide a durable surface for things like membrane switch contacts because it resists abrasion and other mechan
Electronics Forum | Fri Feb 28 01:36:43 EST 2020 | crystal12
> What is the use of gold plated boards? <BR> <BR> With the increasing integration of IC, the more IC the more dense. The vertical tin spray process is difficult to flatten the pads, which brings difficulty to the SMT mounting, and
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