Everything You Need to Know About Ball Grid Array Technologies
With the technological advancement, the demand for thinner and lighter electronics products have increased. Thanks to various chip packaging technologies, the miniaturization of devices have become possible. Ball Grid Array (BGA) is one such technology that has gained popularity owing to several miniaturization advantages that it offers.
What is the Importance of BOM in PCB Assembly
A proper bill of materials for a PCB assembly enables you to know the exact components and materials required along with their brand, quantity, dimensions, and other details. Typically, in case of a PCB assembly, the BOM comprises the list of wires, boards, surface mount components, and circuitry requirements among others. This post discusses the significance of BOM for a PCB assembly and other related factors.
Flexible and HDI PCBs – Why they are integral to IoT Devices
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been around for a while and is gaining more prominence with time. According to Gartner, by 2020, more than 26 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. Many of these devices will require unique PCBs for operation. For instance, a wearable device such as a fitness tracker may require a PCB with a dense component placement to resist regular flexing and dynamic stress. Considering all these factors, PCB manufacturers are responding to specific demands by designing HDI PCBs and flexible PCBs. Do you want to know how these PCBs are driving IoT devices? Stay tuned to know more.
A Comprehensive Introduction to PCB Assembly
A PCB assembly or PCBA comprises PCBs, required components or parts, and electrical and electronic accessories such as wires. Additionally, small-sized PCB Assemblies have been integral to the shrinking size and niche features of electronic devices. This post discusses more about the types of PCB assemblies, their application areas, the process of soldering and assembling.
A Discussion on PCB Assembly Inspection Methods
Today, PCBs are an integral feature of advanced electronic applications. Although all these electronic applications may have differing requirements, still they all require performance-driven, and error-free PCBs. As known, PCBs are also an integral part of mission-critical applications in medical, defense, and military, where lives of people might be at stake. Hence, it becomes important
Defect Coverage Using Automated Optical Inspection (AOI)
Automated Optical Inspection (AOI), which is an automated visual inspection of a Printed Circuit Board (PCB), provides 100% visible component and solder-joint inspection. This testing method has been in use in PCB manufacturing for almost two decades. It plays a critical role in ensuring that there are no random faults in the assembly. The technique,
Steps in PCB Assembly Process
PCB assembly is a lengthy process involving several automated and manual steps. Each of these steps must be executed properly by paying utmost attention to detail. Minor error in any of the step in the assembly process will lead to the failure of the final assembly. This post aims to familiarize you with the various