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EDI CON Online: HDI Usage Considerations


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8/11/21 12:30 pm to 8/11/21 1:00 pm EDT

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EDI CON Online

Title: HDI Usage Considerations

Date: August 11, 2021

Time: 9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET

Presented by: Susy Webb, Sr. PCB Designer, Design Science

With the pitch of parts getting tighter and the pin count of BGAs going up, there is a need to get as much routing as possible into very dense areas of the board. HDI helps many people accomplish that, by allowing a much larger number of signals to escape the BGAs. However, there are a few specific things that one needs to understand about the technology in order to use it successfully. We will discuss when and why to make the jump to HDI, some issues that need special attention, and getting the fabricator involved early in the design process. Then we will cover a few manufacturing issues, and go over some things that can cause microvias to fail.

Presenter Bio:

Susy Webb is a senior PCB designer with 40 years of experience. Her career includes experience in coastal and oceanographic oil exploration and monitoring equipment, point-to-point microwave network systems, and CPCI and ATX computer motherboards. Webb is a regular speaker at PCB West, IPC events, international design conferences, and consults for individual companies and groups, as well. Her presentations discuss practical implementation of complex engineering concepts into board layout, and methods to improve the overall design and flow of printed circuit boards. She is CID certified, a former writer/columnist for Printed Circuit Design and Fab magazine, a chapter writer for Clyde Coombs “Printed Circuits Handbook”, and one of the judges for the annual TLA competition. Webb is also an active member of the PCEA Executive Board and education committees, and is a member and past president of the Houston Chapter of the Designer’s Council.

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