Solder-joint reliability of HVQFN-packages subjected to thermal cycling

J extern de Vries, M Jansen, WD van Driel

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In this work experimental results of thermal cycling tests on HVQFN-packages mounted on printed circuit boards are combined with finite element analyses. Validating the finite element analyses by a selected series of small, medium and large HVQFN-packages assembled on printed circuit boards, allows us to determine the performance of this family. To be able to do that, the discriminating parameters that determine the board level performance of this family need to be understood. The emphasis is on the fatigue life of the soldered interconnections as it is influenced by the thermal stress load, the board thickness, and the dimension of the package. Data from different experimental set-ups are compared. An important parameter in this respect is the inclusion of the base material of the panels. The test loads were set to cycling at -40 degrees C/+ 125 degrees C and -20 degrees C/+100 degrees C. The results prove that the essential physical properties governing the fatigue life are the stiffness of the complete assembly and the thermal expansion mismatch between the parts.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)331-339
Number of pages9
JournalMicroelectronics Reliability
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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