An 820 Pin PGA for Ultralarge-Scale BiCMOS Devices

Yoichi Hiruta, Naohiko Hirano, Toshio Sudo

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A high pin count and high performance PGA has been developed for next-generation ASIC devices which apply half-micron BiCMOS technology and have a maximum usable gate count of 300k. This new package has been designed with due consideration of all package functions, electrical, thermal, and mechanical. A surface mount type pin joint was adopted to realize a high wiring density of the printed wiring board. This package has 820 pins with a 50 mil pitch, and 5 rows. A highly accurate tape automated bonding (TAB) technology was applied to the die assembly to achieve the narrow pitch and high pad count of the bonding between the die and the package. The thermal resistance from the die to the ambient is lower than. 1.5°C/W at 1 m/s air flow velocity. The electrical parameters of the package were quantified. The measured cutoff frequency (−3 dB) was kept at 1.25 GHz including the TAB lead. The electrical characteristics of the package have realized a complete transmitted signal form above 50 MHz. The high reliability of the package and surface mount type soldering has been confirmed from temperature-cycling tests and fatigue life estimation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)893-901
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Components, Hybrids, and Manufacturing Technology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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