SMT: Zulki’s PCB Nuggets – Uncovering Assembly Problems of High-Speed PCBs
High-speed PCBs have become much more common during the past five years. However, special challenges arise due to unanticipated high-speed issues. Some relate to manufacturing or processes, while others are pure component- or fabrication-based. In particular, highly complex, highly integrated components like FPGAs need close scrutiny. Also, it’s important to note that PCBs may use mixed materials like Rogers and FR-4 cores in order to incorporate those high speeds.