Electronics Manufacturing Technical Articles

Electronics Manufacturing Technical Articles

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

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748 SMT / PCB Technical Articles

How to Profile a PCB.

Sep 10, 2010 | M. N. Srinivasa Prasad.

An optimal reflow profile is one of the most critical factors in achieving quality solder joints on a printed circuit board (PCB) assembly with surface mount components. A profile is a function of temperatures applied to the assembly over time. When graphed on a Cartesian plane, a curve is formed that represents the temperature at a specific point on the PCB, at any given time, throughout the reflow process....

Publisher: Robert Bosch LLC Automotive Electronics Division

Robert Bosch LLC Automotive Electronics Division

Within the Bosch-Group, the Automotive Electronics Division develops, produces, and sells microelectronic products for automotive and non-automotive applications.

Stuttgart, Germany


Cleanliness of Stencils and Cleaned Misprinted Circuit Boards

Sep 09, 2010 | Bev Christian

The effectiveness of cleaning stencils and misprinted/dirty printed circuit boards can be effectively monitored. This can be done by washing known clean circuit boards and then checking to see if they have stayed clean as a result of the washing process. ...

Publisher: Research In Motion

Research In Motion

Research In Motion (RIM) is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market.

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Using JTAG Emulation for Board-Level Functional Test Demanding Test

Sep 02, 2010 | ScanExpress JET™ White Paper

As chip packaging and interconnectivity have become more dense and operate at higher clock frequencies, physical access for traditional bed-of-nails testing becomes limited. This results in loss of ICT (in-circuit test) fault coverage and higher test fi...

Publisher: Corelis Inc.

Corelis Inc.

Corelis offers bus analysis tools, embedded test tools, and the industry’s broadest line of JTAG/boundary-scan software and h

Cerritos, California, USA


Digital manufacturing for traceability: The way to higher product quality and better warranty management

Aug 26, 2010 | Siemens PLM Software

Driven by high-profile regulations compliance like the TREAD Act, warranty management has become a hot topic across industries worldwide. Recalls are costly and time-consuming events that should be avoided entirely. But without adequate process traceability and product genealogy, too many customers will get defective products and too many products will be recalled for repair or replacement even though they are not defective. Both scenarios have enormous implications for the quality-conscious manufacturer that gets rated on the number of recalls it performs - not to mention the enormous direct costs. The core issue is visibility into product quality....

Publisher: ASM Assembly Systems GmbH & Co. KG

ASM Assembly Systems GmbH & Co. KG

ASM Assembly Systems is the supplier of SIPLACE, a leader in surface mount technology (SMT) equipment, software, and services to the electronics assembly market.

Munich, Germany

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Pick and Place, Software Manufacturer

Implementation challenges for PCB tracking using RFID

Aug 26, 2010 | Murata

Radio frequency identification (RFID) ICs are a popular alternative to barcodes for PCB tracking applications. This article outlines some of the challenges that may be encountered when implementing an RFID system...

Publisher: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Murata is a leading company involved in the manufacturing of ceramic electronic components with an overwhelming share worldwide in ceramic filters, high frequency parts, and sensors.

Kyoto, Japan

Components/Substrates, Manufacturer of Components

AdvancedCMT vs. Pressfit. The advantages of the Compression Mount Technology (CMT) when using AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA connectors.

Aug 26, 2010 | CODICO GmbH, Yamaichi Electronics

The advantages of the Compression Mount Technology (CMT) when using AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA connectors....

Publisher: Yamaichi Electronics

Yamaichi Electronics

Yamaichi Electronics is an international manufacturer of Memory Card connectors, test & burn-in-sockets, production sockets, test contactors, and high-density connectors.

San Jose, California, USA

Challenges of Lead-Free Low Silver Content End Termination Pastes for Inductor Applications

Aug 19, 2010 | Dong Zhang, Meg Tredinnick, Mark Challingsworth

The silver end termination plays an important role for multilayer chip inductors. A basic requirement is to achieve excellent electrical properties with superior adhesion to the chip. Driven by the increasing price of silver, interest has been shown to ...

Publisher: Heraeus


We design and manufacture SMT assembly materials.

W. Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Soldering

Realistic Implementation of Signal Integrity Screening – Guidelines for PCB Designers

Aug 19, 2010 | Griff Derryberry

This article looks at each of the roles of the engineer and PCB designer, considers the traditional design process, and makes suggestions on how the designer can contribute significantly to improving a design’s overall signal integrity while simultaneousl...

Publisher: Zuken


One of the leading companies in the EDA and ECAD/CAE industry, offers a wide range of software solutions and consulting services for end-to-end electrical and electronic engineering.

Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Software Manufacturer

PWB Manufacturing Variability Effects on High Speed SerDes Links: Statistical Insights from Thousands of 4-Port SParameter Measurements

Aug 05, 2010 | Bart O. McCoy, Robert Techentin, Benjamin Buhrow, Kevin Buchs, Dr. Barry K. Gilbert, Dr. Erik S. Daniel, How Lin

Variability analysis is important in successfully deploying multi-gigabit backplane printed wiring boards (PWBs) with growing numbers of high-speed SerDes links. We discuss the need for large sample sizes to obtain accurate variability estimates of SI me...

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, USA

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

01005 Production Goes Industry Wide

Jul 29, 2010 | Satoshi Kataoka, Eric Klaver

The introduction of the 01005 chip components in 2004 was a challenge to the whole electronics equipment assembly industry. The components’ miniature size made them difficult to see, let alone place reliably with high accuracy. Designers were reluctant to...

Publisher: 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

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