ESD Packaging

If you need to avoid baking your surface mount devices (SMD) before solder reflow, storing them in proper dry packaging will be required.  A dry package typically consists of three components; an MBB, desiccant, and humidity indicator card (HIC).  To determine how dry the package should be, you need to determine your MSL (moisture sensitivity…

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Surface Resistance Test Kit OTHER CONSIDERATIONS Discipline A significant increase in the discipline of implementing the fundamentals of ESD control noted in ANSI/ESD S20.20 Foreword, calls for: Ground all conductors in the EPA including people Remove all insulators from the EPA or use ionizers for process necessary insulators Package ESD sensitive items going outside the…

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Antistatic is the ESD control property properly referred to as “low charging”. This is an important property for all bags used inside or outside of an ESD protected area (EPA). Specifically, it is important that the inside of the bag be low charging, so when the ESD Sensitive Device is inserted into the bag or…

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