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Surface Mount Design Considerations in SMT & CTE Mismatching

There are many design issues that must be settled before a surface mount technology design or packaging direction is selected.

System analysts start with determining product needs in the marketplace. Therefore, the designer must look at the proposed product from the systems point of view. Great devices on printed circuit boards do not sell in the marketplace. Products sell. Therefore, …

Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for Surface Mount Technology (SMT)

A printed circuit board, or PCB, is an integral part of electronics. A PCB is basically a substrate (normally made from glass epoxy) with conductive traces etched from copper sheets. These copper traces facilitate flow of electricity. Electronic components are soldered along this conductive pathway thus controlling the flow and quantity of electricity needed.

A Printed Circuit Board is also …