SNAS678B May 2018 – May 2019 HDC2080
For PCB assembly, standard reflow soldering ovens may be used. The HDC2080 uses the standard soldering profile IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020 with peak temperatures at 260°C. When soldering the HDC2080, it is mandatory to use no-clean solder paste, and the paste must not be exposed to water or solvent rinses during assembly because these contaminants may affect sensor accuracy. After reflow, it is expected that the sensor will generally output a shift in relative humidity, which will reduce over time as the sensor is exposed to typical indoor ambient conditions. These conditions include 30-40% RH at room temperature during a duration of several days. Following this re-hydration procedure allows the polymer to correctly settle after reflow and return to the calibrated RH accuracy.