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What is a wettable QFN?

Posted by kjachim Oct 18, 2018
  As part of the recent KW36/KW35 launch, I saw that this new Bluetooth 5 device was offered in a wettable flanks QFN package and is actually the first Kinetis device to be offered such a package.  So, I wanted to investigate a bit more and try to understand why this is an important for customers.   KW36/KW35 was built targeting applications in the automotive, industrial and medical markets so reliability is key.  The device is also packaged in a quad-flat no-lead (QFN) pack ...
  While writing this, I am on my way to China to meet with the team to discuss some of NXP’s i.MX products.  Boarding the plane was an effort in frustration.  Hundreds of folks funneling through a single line, while other gate agents stood around and watched.  I found myself wondering why can’t the airline be more efficient.  Why can’t they use both ticket checkers? Why can’t they pull aside the folks with visa issues and let another worker deal w ...
Since its initial release, the i.MX 8M continues to grow in popularity as customers realize that its bleeding-edge capabilities transcend across multiple applications and multiple market segments within the IoT.  Most recently, I saw that the i.MX 8M is now qualified for industrial.  What does that mean exactly?   Industrial customers need industrial grade devices.  They need 10-year continuous device operation.  Check out this application note to learn more. So by off ...
While I have read a couple of articles recently that talk about how “machines are taking over”, I have a slightly different perspective on this.  Perhaps machines are just mis-understood?  They are not trying to take over -they are just trying to help -help the human race get more done and be more efficient.  And a part of that is learning how to communicate with us.   Communicating with machines used to be difficult – the responsibility fell solely on our ...
As an end user of many connect electronic devices, I often find myself questioning just how secure are these devices and the communication between them.  Luckily, I know that there are many smart engineers out there ready to tackle that problem, including my colleague, Donnie Garcia, Solutions Architect for Security and IoT at NXP.  He is first to admit that there is no simple answer, turnkey solution or magic spell to fix all of the end-to-end security flaws already built into our emb ...

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