Copper wire/SMT/thermal FAQs
Find answers to questions about copper wire, surface mount technology and thermal issues.
Where can I find more information for copper wire devices?
Please see our white paper, TI's Journey to High Volume Copper Wire Bonding Production, for information on the benefits of copper wire bonding, what wire sizes are available, and the physical/mechanical characteristics of copper wire.
What is TI’s recommendation on surface mounting?
Please see SMT and packaging application notes page for specific package’s surface mounting recommendation.
Where can I find thermal design tools, analysis and FAQs?
TI’s models and simulators page provides easy access to the tools and information needed to understand and design thermal systems including design tools, lab analysis recommendations, education, and a PCB thermal calculator.