IoT Agenda:

PCB


July 16, 2019  2:48 PM

IoT PCB microelectronics manufacturing calls for intricate tools

Zulki Khan Profile: Zulki Khan
electronics, Internet of Things, iot, IoT hardware, IoT PCB, PCB, wiring

Electronics manufacturing services providers who use conventional printed circuit board assembly and manufacturing models are scrambling to augment their production facilities to handle increasingly smaller boards like those used for IoT devices. At today's advanced printed circuit board (

February 11, 2019  11:08 AM

Three ways for die attach on IoT PCBs

Zulki Khan Profile: Zulki Khan
Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, IoT hardware, PCB, printed circuit board, Printed circuit boards, Soldering

In semiconductor lingo, the term die attach simply means a die, or bare chip, is placed and attached with some form of adhesive in a package, like a ball-grid array. However, given the assembly and manufacturing demands of small IoT devices, die attach technology has emerged onto the...


January 18, 2019  4:25 PM

Get linked up with anisotropic conductive film for your IoT devices

Zulki Khan Profile: Zulki Khan
Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, IoT hardware, IoT PCB, PCB, printed circuit board

If you're developing, producing or selling IoT devices, it might be a good idea for you to get acquainted with the term anisotropic conductive film, or ACF for short. You don't hear much about it. However, it plays a big role in the manufacture of small printed circuit boards (


December 14, 2018  12:53 PM

Stacked-die wire bonding for IoT devices can get tricky

Zulki Khan Profile: Zulki Khan
Internet of Things, iot, IoT design, IoT hardware, IoT PCB, OEM, OEMs, PCB, PCB design, printed circuit board

Stacked die is a newer technology gaining traction in a variety of electronics applications, due to the fact that OEMs continue to demand greater capabilities and performance in smaller printed circuit boards (PCBs)....


November 7, 2018  3:46 PM

Failures in IoT PCB wire bond loops

Zulki Khan Profile: Zulki Khan
Internet of Things, iot, IoT hardware, PCB, PCB design software, Printed circuit boards, Testing

Earlier we talked about wire bond testing for IoT printed circuit boards and the types of wire used to connect a bare chip to a substrate or the PCB surface itself. This discussion deals with...


October 1, 2018  10:10 AM

Ensure IoT device reliability via die shear strength testing

Zulki Khan Profile: Zulki Khan
Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, IoT hardware, PCB, Testing, wire

My last post dealt with IoT printed circuit board wire bond reliability and making sure wire bond connections are properly performed between a bare chip and the PCB or substrate....


September 25, 2018  12:57 PM

Rapid prototyping with embedded products helps hardware developers focus on innovation

Adrian Fernandez Profile: Adrian Fernandez
embedded, Embedded devices, Embedded Systems, Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, IoT hardware, Microcontroller, PCB, prototype, SDK, Software development, Wireless

The internet of things is as much of a greenfield opportunity for established solution providers as it is for the next up-and-coming hardware startup. Whether adding connectivity to an existing product or creating a brand-new application altogether, the need to innovate and iterate quickly is...


September 6, 2018  12:51 PM

Pinpoint IoT PCB wire bonding reliability

Zulki Khan Profile: Zulki Khan
Internet of Things, iot, IoT hardware, PCB, wire, wiring

IoT devices are spreading into a variety of markets well beyond the consumer area. These small to medium-size devices are finding their niche in industrial, military and aerospace, medical and other associated areas. In such mission-critical applications, the top requirements are for reliability...


July 26, 2018  11:08 AM

Get your wires straight for IoT

Zulki Khan Profile: Zulki Khan
boards, Design, electronics, Internet of Things, iot, IoT applications, IoT hardware, PCB, wire, wiring

Technical terms are used extensively -- and sometimes misused -- when it comes to IoT devices and the technologies they are rapidly absorbing. One such term is microelectronics, spoken and written about since the day the transistor was invented. Today, microelectronics takes on another...


June 7, 2018  10:57 AM

PADS accelerates IoT PCB design

Zulki Khan Profile: Zulki Khan
designers, Internet of Things, iot, IoT hardware, PCB, PCB design software, Printed circuit boards

IoT is the hottest topic in the marketplace right now. It's coming into virtually every person's life in terms of equipment and devices being used. In effect, IoT is automation coming to your doorstep, your home, car and coming into every workplace. Printed circuit board (


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