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Advanced Soldering


In the ECE Integrated Design Studio, Bob has created an advanced surface-mount soldering facility. 

Prerequisites:

  1. Basic soldering certification at the NASA level Proficiency.

  2. Steady hands. Good eye-hand coordination. Ability to coordinate your fingers' motions with the results displayed on a large monitor connected to a microscope. 

  3. Patience and good attention to detail.


Signing up for Advanced Soldering Certification: 

  •  To sign up for advanced soldering, email one of the teachers listed below 
    • Jonathan Kayne: jzkmath@vt.edu
    • Ryan Lei: ryanlei@vt.edu
    • Dz-da Sung: sungdzda@vt.edu
    • Adam Lowery: adamwl@vt.edu
    • Joshua Moser: joshnm7@exchange.vt.edu
  • Note: You must have completed basic soldering certification before signing up for the advanced soldering certification.


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Advanced Soldering Certification Info

Bob has designed a surface-mount soldering qualifier board. This board covers:

- SOIC-8, 1.27 mm pitch
- TSSOP-8, 0.65 mm pitch
- VSSOP-8, 0.5 mm pitch
- SOT-23-5, 0.95 mm pitch
- QFP-44-10x10, 0.8 mm pitch
- QFP-100-12x12, 0.4 mm pitch
- QFN-20-5x5, 0.65 mm pitch
- QFN-20-4x4, 0.5 mm pitch
- QFN-20-3x3, 0.4 mm pitch
- 1206 resistors (3216 metric) 3.2 x 1.6 mm
- 0805 resistors (2012 metric) 2.0 x 1.25 mm
- 0603 resistors (1608 metric) 1.6 x 0.8 mm
- 0402 resistors (1005 metric) 1.0 x 0.5 mm

Those who complete the advanced surface-mount certification will be strongly encouraged to mentor others who wish to master surface-mount prototype soldering. 


Tools

Tool Documentation




Next in the pipeline? Ball grid arrays (BGAs). 
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