Flex Processing Guide addresses problems encountered in processing surface-mount interconnects, SMT-compatible through-hole connectors, and self-nesting sockets. Information is provided on metal washers, paste-over and paste-around hole for SMT-compatible through-hole connectors, and one-pass IR soldering for self-nesting sockets. The guide also addresses advantages and disadvantages of specifying interfaces with locking clips, alignment pins, and pick-and-place pads.
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Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
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