The first plastic BGA (Ball Grid Array) was invented by Motorola and Citizen in 1989. Today, BGA packages are part of many Design Engineers parts library. Below are some links to learn about using BGAs in your next PCB design.
To learn more about the history of the BGA, and to get some guidelines for using them, check out some of the following links:
- Ball Grid Array (BGA) Technology
- Board Routability Guidelines (PDF)
- Designing with FineLine BGA Packages (PDF)
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