Author Topic: Working with the Xilinx Virtex-E FPGA in a huge BGA package  (Read 1620 times)

Andy Brown

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It's hardware project time again. This time I've got around to tackling a rather large FPGA that I got hold of an ebay some time ago. Check out the article to see how I get on.

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Re: Working with the Xilinx Virtex-E FPGA in a huge BGA package
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 03:37:42 pm »
Out of interest, did you pre-bake the BGA? Maybe with the FG version, it isn't as critical.

I know Xilinx recommends at least 4 hour pre-bake at 125c and I've seen some recommendations for 24h pre-bake. They have a couple of application notes on this...
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Re: Working with the Xilinx Virtex-E FPGA in a huge BGA package
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2016, 12:52:03 pm »
No I don't bake my IC's. I do keep FPGAs and MCUs in a ziplock bag with a humidity card and some desiccant bags though.
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