In PCB soldering temperature and time must be tightly controlled, if you aim for a better outcome. It’s a balancing act, indeed. PCB assemblies require processing at a high temperature for a long enough time period for good solder joints. But again overshooting the temperature or heating, the assembly too quickly can damage components. Also, insufficient heating can cause poor soldering and long-term reliability issues. The only way to get time and temperature just right is to measure and analyze. This is what is thermal profiling.
As the electronic devices are shrinking in size, the pitch size is drastically decreasing. The components are getting packed on a PCB like the grains in an ear of corn. All these things have led to one of the most efficient component package, the Ball Grid Array (BGA). Continue reading “Ball Grid Array (BGA): Features, Soldering Technique, and X-Ray Inspection”
We have one of the best in class facility for PCB manufacturing and assembly. We boast ITAR expertise, and we follow them and produce the military PCBs. Our company uses only high-class materials for prepregs and core. We use the latest LDI technology for precise traces. Some really hot-shot companies are our clients and blah blah. We and almost all PCB companies have been marketing their service with these lines since ages. Therefore, today we won’t talk about those. Let’s talk patriotism today! Continue reading “Military Grade PCBs: The Heart of New Age Warfare”
Composite amplifiers are part of electronic circuit board designs for a long time, particularly in applications involving audio devices. However, there is a growing importance to revisit and reinvent the good and the bad of composite amplifiers. Diversified features of composite amplifiers are the major reasons for their increasing popularity, which are critical in various electronic circuitries. Several manufacturers are making serious efforts in widening the scope of composite amplifiers. The key features of these new age composite amplifiers include superior performance levels and higher flexibility. Let us get familiar with the term composite amplifiers. Continue reading “Composite Amplifiers: The Good and The Bad”
Flying probe testing is a very important yet unexplored – or not enough explored – topic. It’s true that it might not be that easy to understand. But don’t let that intimidate you. If you are confident (or maybe not so confident) about your flying probe knowledge, just take the following quiz. Because even if you fail, no one’s watching. And if you pass, hurray you are a flying probe expert! Therefore, it is a win-win.
While the world, including us, keeps showing-off about PCBs, we tend not to talk about PCB components because they are quite complex. Today, we thought we could explore complex topics while trying to have fun. So, let’s start with surface mount technology (SMT).