Finally have a connection with enough bandwidth for more than text!
(China has been doing everything possible to cut off communications with the outside world and they are getting pretty good at it).
We had a near miss today, discovered after opening some of the MSL3 parts (moisture sensitive parts that cannot be opened till just before mounting) that Digikey messed up and shorted us 70pcs of the CPLD, I know this because there isn’t a whole tray/bag missing (which could plausibly mean lost in transit/customs) but there’s a bag with a label count of 157 and an actual count of 87. Fortunately we are able to get some locally so that should be fine but I’ll need to test them before putting them onto 70 boards just in case they are counterfeit (sometimes happens) or have been damaged somehow.
And now for some pictures:
This is how solder paste is applied to the PCB:
Watch this in 1080p:
First boards roll out of the reflow oven: