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Publication Date: 08/1/2011
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Practical Components: New Test & Qualification Kit
Test and qualification PC board.
Los Alamitos, CA — Practical Components Inc. has introduced the new Practical Components TMV® (Through Mold Via) 14mm Board Drop Test Lead-Free Kit is now available. The kit is designed for the 14mm Amkor TMV component.

The eight-layer test board is a 3 x 5 array with 15 component placements per board. The board is 132 x 77mm in size, and 1.0mm thick. The standard surface finish is OSP. The company's test vehicle is designed for the new TMV 620 solder ball 0.4mm pitch bottom component and the TMV 200 solder ball 0.5mm top component. Both top and bottom components have a daisy chain pattern through the substrate of the part. A daisy chain pattern also runs through the test board. The design allows for daisy chain three net design, meaning both top and bottom components as well as the board can be tested individually or as a group.

In addition, the kit allows end users to test the integrity of their process applications for TMV components.

The products are designed to help engineers qualify their technology, and train and grow their businesses while providing significant cost savings. Special attention is given to lead-free availability and formulations.

Dummy components are exact mechanical equivalents of live components, and are used only when the physical properties of the components are required. These dummy components can save as much as 80 percent of the cost of live components, making them suitable for testing solder processes, machine setup and other process evaluations.

Contact: Practical Components Inc., 10762 Noel St., Los Alamitos, CA 90720 714-252-0010 E-mail: Web:

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