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From: Boris Mohar
Subject: Re: place to assemble prototype BGA PCBs?
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Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 15:12:28 -0500
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Organization: Bell Sympatico
On Sun, 15 Dec 2002 19:12:50 GMT, "Peter Dennett"
>> Hello! It looks like an ic we need for our latest project is only
>> available in BGA form -- which I don't really want to solder by hand.
>> I'm curious how most people have solved the BGA prototyping problem...
>I have not solved it, but face the same problem. There is a note
>about using toaster ovens on www.pcbexpress.com but it does
>not mention BGA. I doubt BGA would be successful using
>this technique due to lack of good thermal control. I have
>seen BGA installation and rework stations for less the 20K.
>I've been hunting around for someone in my area (Houston, TX)
>with such a device that can install my BGAs for me.
>I am still several months out so I've not been pressing very
>hard on the problem. Hope you find a solution, good luck.
I send my BGS protos to a local board house. (Toronto) They will install
one on a fully populated board and x-ray it for verification. Re x-ray
verification - do not install the decoupling caps on the other side prior
to BGA install. They obscure x-rays.
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