Solder Fatigue from Air Coils Soldered on SMT Pad

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RE07222013
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Solder Fatigue from Air Coils Soldered on SMT Pad

Post by RE07222013 » 13 Feb 2017, 15:53

I have an air coil that has both leads bent at 90o and then soldered to a SMT pad. What makes sense in modeling this component for solder joint thermal fatigue?

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Re: Solder Fatigue from Air Coils Soldered on SMT Pad

Post by natalieh » 13 Feb 2017, 17:36

Hello,

A best guess without seeing the actual part: modeling it as a copper, leaded device (possible CBEND as a package type with L-lead or Gulwing lead geometry) should suffice.

Would you be able to provide a little more detail about your air coil (for example a picture or data sheet) so that a better modeling estimate can be provided?
Natalie Hernandez, PhD
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DfR Solutions
nhernandez@dfrsolutions.com

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