1985-02-01

An Automotive Application of Surface Mounted Device Technology 850139

The paper describes the application of surface mounted technology to cost reduce and downsize an existing electronic control module. Ford Motor Company's Lamp Outage Module was chosen to demonstrate the advantages of this technology. The application of this new manufacturing technology to an automotive product required careful printed circuit board design and component selection. The design considerations, test plan and reliability results are presented. The test results indicate that with proper component selection performance can be obtained that surpasses the existing manufacturing process. This technology does promise vehicle cost reductions as it is applied to other automotive products.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.
X