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  1.   Trademarks
  2. 1Reflow Profiles
  3. 2Critical Considerations for Gold-Plated Termination-Finishes
  4. 3Considerations for Leadless Ceramic Chip Carrier Packages
  5. 4Lead Forming
  6. 5Ceramic Packaging
  7. 6References

Critical Considerations for Gold-Plated Termination-Finishes

TI offers a variety of termination finishes for compliant hermetic packages, for example:

  • Alloy-42 leads with Sn63Pb37 hot solder dip.

  • Alloy-42 or Kovar leads with 50µ-in to 350 µ-in of nickel underplate and 60 µ-in to 225 µ-in of gold finish plate

  • Alloy-42 or Kovar leads with 50µ-in to 350 µ-in of nickel underplate and SN63Pb37 hot solder dip

Table 2-1 MIL-PRF-38535 TABLE A-III Composition and Coating Thickness Requirements

Coating

Minimum

Maximum

Hot solder dip (for all round leads)

60 µ-in

Not Specified

Hot solder dip (for all shapes other than round leads which have ≤ 25 mil pitch)

150 µ-in

Not Specified

Hot solder dip (for all shapes other than round leads with > 25 mil pitch)

200 µ-in

Not Specified

Tin-lead plate (as plated)

300 µ-in

Not Specified

Tin-lead plate (fused)

200 µ-in

Not Specified

Gold plate

50 µ-in

225 µ-in

Nickel plate (electroplate)

50 µ-in

350 µ-in

Nickel plate (electroless)

50 µ-in

250 µ-in

Nickel cladding

50 µ-in

350 µ-in

The electronics industry currently recognizes a threshold level of 3% gold by weight that can be dissolved into eutectic tin-lead solder above which the solder-joint may exhibit gold embrittlement.

With the specified gold thickness it is recommended that gold-plated leads be pre-tinned (solder-dipped) before board mounting to scavenge the gold from the leads. If this is not done, there is a chance of gold-embrittlement of the board-level solder-joints. A flowing solder-pot or two passes in a static solder-pot is recommended. Solder-pot solder composition should be periodically monitored for gold content.