Dictionary

Text Term / Abbr Acronym
Flex-Rigid Printed Board Flex-Rigid Printed Board See "Rigid-Flex Printed Board"
Flexible Printed Board Flexible Printed Board Flexible Printed Board is a printed board using a flexible base material only. Flexible Printed Board may be partially provided with electrically nonfunctional stiffeners and/or coverlay.
Flip Chip Flip Chip A leadless monolithic, circuit element structure that electrically and mechanically interconnects to a printed board through the use of conductive bumps.
Floor Life Floor Life The allowable time period of exposure to the environment for components and printed boards, after removal from a moisture barrier bag, dry storage or dry bake and before the start of the solder reflow process.
Functional Tester Functional Tester Equipment that analyzes the unit under test as a complete functional entity by applying inputs and sensing outputs.
Glob-Topped Encapsulation Glob-Top Application of highly viscous compounds that are usually applied to a printed board, other substrate or component/wire to provide mechanical support and environmental protection.
Go/No-Go Test Go/No-Go Test A testing process that yields only a pass or a fail condition.
Guide Pin Guide Pin A connector interfacing device that allows for connector body movement in order to facilitate contact alignment prior to contact engagement.
Gull Wing Leads Gull Wing Leads An SMT lead form. Leads extending horizontally from the component body centerline, bent downward immediately past the body and then bent outward just below the bottom of the body, thus forming the shape of a gull's wing.
Head in Pillow Head in Pillow See "Head on Pillow"