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November 16, 2022

BGA Conductor Path Re-design


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This re-design centered around a 676-ball BGA component. A total of 23 of the balls on the BGA were not connected where they needed to be. The only viable solution involved re-routing. That's a significant re-design under any circumstances. It would have been easier if the pads that required re-routing were on the perimeter of the BGA layout, but such was not the case. The newly routed pads had to extend ...
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Through Hole Connector Solder Joint Hole Fill


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When looking at IPC610D in relation to through-hole connectors and Class III level soldering. What is the recommended inspection method to ensure the 75% fill requirement is being met ...
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Having a Hard Time Sourcing Components?
Consider Salvaging Them!


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We've all seen and read the news stories in the last year about how the worldwide pandemic has disrupted supply chains, causing product delays and shortages in many industries. Salvaging or harvesting valuable and hard-to-find components from scrap, obsolete or unneeded printed circuit assemblies is a viable option many companies are contemplating to help bridge the supply gap.
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A Solution for Broken Pin Repair


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While working with an extremely expensive pin grid array style component, a customer reported that they broke off a pin at the base near the component body. The shoulder of the pin was approximately twice the diameter of the main pin body and approximately .50" (12.7 mm) in length. Is it possible ...
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A Future 3D Printing Robots

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3D printers could churn out devices that are more flexible, dynamic, and potentially more useful. The results could include wearable electronic devices and ...
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Cartoon
"To qualify for this position, you must meet the strength requirement. How much weight can you lift off my shoulders?"
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Trivia
The American inventor Douglas Engelbart is best known for inventing which ubiquitous 'clicking' device?
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Quote of the Week
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
Thomas A. Edison