Ball Grid Array (BGA) Capabilities of Accelerated Assemblies

BGA refers to Ball Grid Array. It is a type of surface-mount package, which is used in manufacturing a wide range of integrated circuits (ICs). The bottom side of the BGA is characterized by solder pads, arrays and patterns. The solder pads are used to connect the high temperature solder sphere. One of the major advantages of ball grid arrays is the flexibility that they offer. The electrical and physical connections that the balls make between the land pattern of the printed circuit board and the component pads are not jeopardized. Like this, there are a number of other advantages and capabilities of the ball grid array assembly. There are a number of companies that can provide you with the BGA assemblies, but there are very few of them, which provide quality and comprehensive services. Accelerated Assemblies is among such very few companies. Read More

What are the Different Ways in which Soldering Can be Done?

Soldering is a process in which two pieces of metals are joined together, with the help of a filler metal referred to as a solder. This filler metal has a low melting point compared to that of the metals to be soldered. The solder is melted in the soldering process. There are different ways in which soldering can be done. You must be thinking what are the different types of soldering used? Read the following post to get an answer to this question.

What are the Different Types of Soldering?

There are different types of soldering done based on the application. Here are a few types of soldering that are being done in several industries: Read More

What Separates Through Hole Technology & Surface Mounted Technology?

From electronic goods to high performance servers, usage of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) has been critical in the day-to-day living. Surface Mounted Technology (SMT) and through-hole Technology (THT) are two critical mounting schemes used in the fabrication of PCBs over the years. In the earlier 1980’s, SMT became more popular and superior soldering practice used in technological devices. The conventional Through-hole technology has gone obsolete as the devices became more compact due to smaller size and increased capability. Read this post to understand the difference between the two technologies. The post will also answer the question, “Does Through-hole technology still holds relevance in the modern PCB fabrication?”

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Steps Involved in Electronic PCB Assembly Design

A Printed Circuit Board (PCB) is used to connect electronic components through lines and pad on a copper sheet via a conductive pathway. It is a thin board made from fiberglass, composite epoxy, or other laminate material. A series of steps from the design to the implementation process are to be followed for a PCB assembly. In this post, we’ll discuss the series of steps involved in design of a PCB assembly.

What are the Steps Involved in Designing a PCB Assembly?

The steps involved in designing a PCB are as explained below: Read More

Solder Paste and Its Application in Surface Mount Technology

Solder paste is one of the important material used in the manufacture of Printed Circuit Boards. (PCBs). It is a powder metal solder suspended in a thick fluid medium, which is called flux. The solder paste is used to connect surface mount components to pads on the board. To change the composition for specialized applications, additional metals can also be added to the solder paste. Solder paste is used in surface mount technology to join Surface Mount Devices (SMDs) on to the printed circuit board. This post discusses about solder paste and its application in Surface Mount Technologies (SMT).

Some Important Properties of Solder Paste

Here are some properties of solder paste, which make it highly useful in diverse circuit assemblies: Read More

Top 3 Double Sided PCB Assembly Technologies Discussed

Double sided PCBs are gaining popularity due to several advantages that they offer. These PCBs are becoming regular part of mission critical applications such as industrial controls, power conversion equipment, HVAC, automotive dashboards, etc. Many PCB manufacturers agree that double sided PCB assembly is a complex and time consuming process due to repetition parts on both the sides of the PCB. These manufacturers involve various assembly techniques depending on customer requirements. This post discusses three such important techniques that are employed for placing components on both sides of the double sided PCBs.

Introduction to 3 Important Double Sided PCB Assembly Techniques

Before describing the techniques, let us give you a brief idea about a double sided PCB. Read More

Why is Solder Paste Inspection Important?

Solder Paste Inspection is mainly done to check the solder paste deposits in the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing process. It is observed that most of the solder joint defects in a PCB assembly are because of improper solder paste printing. With the help of solder paste inspection (SPI), you can reduce the defects related to soldering by a considerable amount. This post will explain the significance of SPI process and how it is essential.

Importance of Solder Paste Inspection Process

Here are some of the key points of information, which prove the importance of SPI process: Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Single Sided PCBs

A Printed Circuit Board (PCB), which is also referred to as etched wiring board or Printed Wiring Board (PWB), is a board used to electrically connect electronic components. Today, PCBs find their use in an endless range of applications. There are different types of PCBs, which are used for different applications. The types of PCBs are:

  • Rigid-Flex PCBs
  • Flex PCBs
  • Rigid PCBs
  • Single Sided PCBs
  • Single Layer PCBs
  • Double Sided PCBs
  • Double Layer PCBs
  • Multilayer PCBs

In this post, we will discuss more about single sided PCBs. What are these PCBs? What are their benefits? Where are they used? Read on the post to get answers to these questions. Read More

Know About PCB Assembly Capabilities of Accelerated Assemblies

Accelerated Assemblies is one of the leading PCB designers and manufacturers in the US. The company produces PCBs of various types, and from different materials. In this post, we will discuss the capabilities of Accelerated Assemblies.

PCB Assembly Capabilities

Following are our PCB assembly capabilities, which make us one among the most advanced and leading manufacturers of PCBs: Read More

Latest PCB Industry News

PCB industry is one of the fastest growing industries in USA because most of the modern day electronics is PCB-driven. Based on the Q4 2016 trends, the sales of PCB in the North America has increased. This post offers some interesting insights into the world of PCB industry by analyzing the growth trends, future prospects, and forecast report.

Product based analysis of PCB market

  • 1-2 sided
  • 4-6 low
  • 8-16 mid
  • Flex
  • 18+ high
  • Microvia (HDI)
  • Rigid-flex
  • RoHS/Lead-free

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