Electronics Manufacturing Technical Articles

Electronics Manufacturing Technical Articles

Papers and articles related to SMT, PCB & EMS industry.


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664 SMT / PCB Technical Articles

Improve Margins By Reducing Rework - A Benchmark Comparison

May 19, 2011 | Sjef v. Gastel, Manager of Advanced Development, Assembléon

Electronic equipment manufacturers know that rework and scrap cost them money, but rarely know just how much. Calculating it is relatively straightforward knowing the production line’s First Pass Yield (FPY), though....

Publisher: Assembléon

Assembléon

Assembleon manufactures a range of Surface Mount Technology (SMT) placement equipment, Pick & Place Machines and provides related services.

LA VELDHOVEN, Netherlands

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Total Loss: How to Qualify Circuit Boards

May 12, 2011 | Don DeGroot; CCNi, Peter Pupalaikis; LeCroy, Brian Shumaker; DVT Solutions, LLC

We clarify the role of signal loss measurements, aka Total Loss, in specifying and qualifying circuit board materials for high-speed electronic design. We then demonstrate the NIST Multiline measurement technique in particular by characterizing test line...

Publisher: Connected Community Networks, Inc.

Connected Community Networks, Inc.

CCNi provides assistance when designs are falling short of required performance and compliance specifications.

Longmont, Colorado, United States

Service Provider

Manufacturing Substrates with Embedded Passives

May 05, 2011 | R. N. Das, K. I. Papathomas J. M. Lauffer, S. Rosser, M. D. Poliks, V. R. Markovich

Passives account for a very large part of today’s electronic assemblies. This is particularly true for digital products such as cellular phones, camcorders, and computers. Market pressures for new products with more features, smaller size and lower cost v...

Publisher: i3 Electronics

i3 Electronics

A world leader in high-performance PCB fabrication & assembly, semiconductor packaging, systems integration & test, advanced laboratory services and contract R&D.

Endicott, New York, United States

Manufacturer of Bare PCBs, Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs, Assembly, Component Packaging, Contract Manufacturer

Matrix maintenance in PXI with BIRST

Apr 21, 2011 | David Owen, Business Development Manager.

Switching systems, and in particular matrices are a key part of many tests systems, they allow a single core set of test equipment to be connected to the UUT, saving the cost of duplicating test equipment. That places the switching matrix in a very vulner...

Publisher: Pickering Interfaces Ltd.

Pickering Interfaces Ltd.

Manufacturer of commercial and custom switching systems used in the electronics test market and for imbedded switch systems in OEM equipment.

Essex,, United Kingdom

Subcontractor

Soldering And Handling Recommendations For Large Size MLC Capacitors

Apr 14, 2011 | Holy Stone Tech Paper

Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCC) come in a broad range of sizes, geometries, and values, offering design engineers with many options for designing circuits. In many cases these MLCC’s offer advantages over other types of capacitors including low ESR/E...

Publisher: HolyStone International

HolyStone International

Designer and manufacturer of quality Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors and Ceramic Based RF Components.

Murrieta, California, United States

OEM

Voiding Control for QFN Assembly

Apr 07, 2011 | Derrick Herron, Dr. Yan Liu, and Dr. Ning-Cheng Lee

Quad Flat No Leads (QFN) package designs receive more and more attention in electronic industry nowadays. This package offers a number of benefits including (1) small size, such as a near die-sized footprint, thin profile, and light weight; (2) easy PCB t...

Publisher: Indium Corporation

Indium Corporation

Solder pastes, solder preforms, solder spheres, soldering fluxes, electrically-conductive adhesives. All alloys: tin-lead, lead-free, indium alloys, and more.

Utica, New York, United States

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Soldering

Gold Wire Bonding Performance and Reliability of ENEPIG Surface Finishes.

Mar 30, 2011 | Kenneth Lee, Mustafa Özkök, Stefan Schmitz

The expression "multifunctional PCB", as a synonym for a PCB which is applicable with a variety of assembly techniques, is already established on the market. That means the PCB can be used for multiple reflow soldering and multiple assembly techniques lik...

Publisher: Atotech

Atotech

One of the world's leading suppliers of integrated production systems, chemistry, equipment, know-how and service for electroplating, semiconductor and printed circuit board manufacturing.

Berlin, Germany

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Manufacturer of Components, Components/Substrates

A Two-Layer Board Intellectual Property to Reduce Electromagnetic Radiation

Mar 24, 2011 | Nansen Chen, Hongchin Lin

In this paper, a PCB layout technique is proposed to maintain ideal return paths for high-speed traces routing. Our goal is to implement and verify the digital LCD-TV in 2-layer PCB including the high-speed memory interfaces with less electromagnetic radi...

Publisher: MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition digital TV, optical storage, and high-definition DVD products.

Hsinchu City, Taiwan

Subcontractor

Method of Modeling Differential Vias

Mar 17, 2011 | Lambert Simonovich, Dr. Eric Bogatin, Dr. Yazi Cao,

Accurate, models for vias in a multilayer circuit board are necessary to predict link performance in the GHz regime. This paper describes a methodology to build a high bandwidth, scalable first approximation circuit model using simple transmission lines o...

Publisher: Lamsim Enterprises Inc.

Lamsim Enterprises Inc.

Specialists in high speed serial link architectures by providing innovative signal integrity & backplane solutions

Stittsville, Ontario, Canada

Consultant

Backplane Architecture High-Level Design

Mar 16, 2011 | Lambert Simonovich

The backplane is the key component in any system architecture. The sooner one considers the backplane’s physical architecture near the beginning of a project, the more successful the project will be. This white paper introduces the concept of a backplane ...

Publisher: Lamsim Enterprises Inc.

Lamsim Enterprises Inc.

Specialists in high speed serial link architectures by providing innovative signal integrity & backplane solutions

Stittsville, Ontario, Canada

Consultant

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