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NEWSLETTER: November 8, 2017
Solution for BGA Footprint Mismatch
Solution for BGA Footprint Mismatch
You have a new board and the BGA component doesn't fit the board footprint. Is this a nightmare of a problem? It is one we see at Circuit Technology Center every other month or so. It's seems to be a problem faced by OEM's early in the development cycle. In this actual example the flagship product an OEM was working reached the post assembly test phase when they discovered a hang-up. The BGA that was loaded at several locations on the board was the wrong ...
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Tacky Flux Residue Problem
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We're experiencing problems with tacky flux residues under BGA components after rework. Upon removing the reworked part we notice a honey-like amber residue. We're not having functional failures, but have experienced failures after thermal cycling. Do you know what this residue is and how can we remove it from ...
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Must Have Circuit Boards First-aid Kits
Must Have Circuit Boards First-aid Kits
These kits have been used for decades by the most demanding electronics manufacturers. Every item is thoroughly field tested.
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Perfect Kit for Replating Gold Contacts
Perfect Kit for Replating Gold Contacts
There's simply no reason to scrap circuit boards when they have contacts contaminated with solder. Restore them using the Gold Contact Plating Kit.
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Dip Solder Paste for BGA Rework
Solution for BGA Footprint Mismatch
This paper is an examination of the process feasibility, solder joint reliability, and materials/process compatibility of a dippable solder paste material for an area array component rework/repair process ...
Technical Library
Flash Memory Card Rescue
Solution for BGA Footprint Mismatch
After an epic effort to gain access to the White House, a pool photographer was able to take hundreds of photos and a few hi-res video clips of his clients and G.W. Bush. Later the Flash memory SD card that contained all the data snap to pieces in his hands. A really small, really important, $30 SD card ...
Feature Story
Six Fast Fixes for Circuit Boards
Six Fast Fixes for Circuit Boards
Use this versatile kit to fix damaged SMT pads, lands, gold edge contacts, conductors, plated holes and base board. It's the total package.
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Epoxy Packs Eliminate Measuring
Epoxy Packs Eliminate Measuring
This unique kit contains 10 packages of super strength epoxy, precisely measured out into two-compartment plastic packages.
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New Miracle Material Developed for Smart Devices
Solution for BGA Footprint Mismatch
Currently, most parts of a smart phone are expensive and break easily. But with almost 1.5 billion smart phones purchased worldwide last year, manufacturers are on the lookout for something more durable and less ...
Technology Briefing
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Circuit Technology Center
CircuitMedic
Contributors
Andy Price, Bob LePage, Ronna LaBranche, Jose Irizarry, Ted Farnham, Bun Chhouy, Peter Vigneau, Jeff Ferry

Since 1983 Circuit Technology Center and CircuitMedic have been recognized as the world's most innovative and reliable specialists in circuit board rework and repair services and products.
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