Tag Archives: RoHS

RoHS Manual Soldering Hints

For several years F.O.M. Systems has been working with various lead free (RoHS compliant) soldering alloys for printed circuit board assembly. Our experiences with these materials has ranged from the “hardly any difference” to “virtually unusable”. Depending on the alloy used you may have a similar range of experiences. Besides the supposed environmental advantages of […]

BGA Solder Joint Failure (pad cratering) on RoHS PC

I’ve been working on a new project using the Intel Atom processor and 945GSE chipset.  In the platform design guide that Intel published they have various recommendations for routing traces to the corners of BGA PCB footprints for the parts and I was curious as to why these were being recommended.   It turns out […]