PCBs in Aerospace: Going Above and Beyond SOP
PCB design, fabrication, and assembly targeted at aerospace applications call for going above and beyond routine processes and procedures. That’s because this special breed of PCBs demand top quality, reliability, and product consistency to comply with highly stringent and rugged environmental requirements. Experienced EMS providers and contract manufacturers (CMs) know to apply extra and special steps and techniques at layout, fab, and assembly to assure product reliability is built in. This article details those special steps and techniques that must be factored in and implemented at various stages to ensure high quality and reliability.