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sensitive component soldering
« on: January 24, 2009, 10:54:48 PM »
I recently purchased a 16M 8-i/o pin SPI Atmel Dataflash memory

There was a sticker on the outer package that said:

Notice: parts are moisture sensitive. Bake prior to vapor or IR soldering to reduce the change for damage.


huh??

Anyone know how to handle this?

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Re: sensitive component soldering
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 11:18:13 PM »
Hi,

If you are soldering by hand, you have nothing to worry about.
was it in a airtight sealed bag with an "expiration" date on the package?
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Re: sensitive component soldering
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009, 12:43:34 AM »
I haven't opened it yet. Its in a anti static bag, and inside the bag is an antistatic box!


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Re: sensitive component soldering
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 07:44:18 AM »
If you take it out the bag and keep it in the open, moisture from the air will slowly seep into it. Put it into a soldering oven, the water expands to steam, and pop goes your IC.

Just keep it in the bag until you plan to solder it.

 


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