Screaming Circuits: February 2007

PROTOTYPE AND SMALL VOLUME
PCB ASSEMBLY MADE EASY

MyDATA smt machines

Last week, several of us from Screaming Circuits visited the APEX show in Los Angelas. We visited our friends from Sunstone (PCBexpress). They had a pretty nice booth setup there and were demoing an upcoming version of their PCB123 CAD... Read more

Embedded Systems Conference

Mark your calendar for April 3, 4 and 5. We're going to the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose and we'll be in Booth 3037 on April 3-5. Come see us. It'll be fun. You can get a get a... Read more

Tombstoning

February has been very lean for blog posts. In the first few months, I was averaging about one every other day. I've put down just four in February, though - five, if you count this one. While down at the... Read more

Other things do happen

Looking back, February has been a slow month for posts. It's been a busy month for everything else and I'm sure the two are related. I put out three posts and all of them were related to via in pad.... Read more

Filling VIA in pad - Assembled

[Editor's note: This post is the third and final of a three-part post about a rather difficult and undersireable via in pad PCB. This board violates industry-wide recommended practices. The right thing to do in a case like this is... Read more

Via in pad methods

Here is another method for dealing with QFN heat slugs with thermal vias. While the best option is to plug the via holes with metal early in the board fab process and then plate over with copper, there are a... Read more

Filling VIA in pad - After

[Editor's note: This post is the second of a three-part post about a rather difficult and undersireable via in pad PCB. This board violates industry-wide recommended practices. The right thing to do in a case like this is to redesign... Read more

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