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"High Reliability Products" What does it really take � A Test Perspective

Endicott Interconnect Technologies

Subahu D. Desai

This paper will explore how test can be an integral part of manufacturing to assure High Reliability Products. We will discuss how test parameters and test techniques are effective in finding time zero vs. time dependent defects. Understanding of manufacturing processes in terms defect levels as well as defect types is very critical in defining test parameters, new test techniques and test alternatives. This ultimately can improve the yield, quality, and reliability. We will discuss the types of defects, time zero vs. time dependent defects, test parameters and effectiveness and new test techniques to find time dependent defects...

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Featured Software

Circuit Master ProntoPLACE


Rich Larue

ProntoPLACE will quickly program your surface mount SMT and thru-hole assembly equipment. Universal, Fuji, Mydata, Siemens, Panasonic, Philips, Contact Systems (CS400, etc.), Camelot, Quad assembly and others are supported. Also create work and assembly instructions, etc.

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Best Video Soldering Tips


Bob Wettermann

BEST Instructors have put to video demonstrations of common hand soldering skills. These are not designed to be in place of live one on one training where repetitive skills and subsequent one on one feedback is given. Rather they are quick refreshers designed to be viewed if a specific skill has not been practiced in a while.

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"Gap" in completed solder joint between lead and pad

Posted by Michael Sanders

Is anyone aware of any articles, white papers, etc., that discuss the gap between the lead and the pad after a SM joint is soldered? In particular, I am looking for a formula for that "gap" for various components... »»

Yamaha/Philips Model Number Cross References

Posted by Eamexco

Can anyone provide the corresponding Yamaha model numbers for the old Philips CSM84 & CSM 84 VZ machines?... »»

Chinese Wave Solder Machines

Posted by Bill West

I work for a company importing Wave Solder Machines from China, and I continue to be amazed at how many new importers I run into. Many of which have not sold more than one or two machines. I'm looking to try to come up with a list... »»

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