The size advantages of the 0201 component make it a popular choice among design engineers but not among manufacturing engineers. From a manufacturing point of view the size of an 0201 package poses challenges to the printed circuit board (PCB) assembly process.
With hundreds of components mounted on to PCBs, it is crucial that (at least) batch inspection takes place, especially if the boards are new lines. A combination of different material (solders) and technology (including placement systems) result in different defects such as non wetting of the toe, paste alignment, popcorn cracking, cracked joints and poor reflow etc. The Lynx stereo inspection microscope
allows for easy inspection of SMT / PCB, with a range of accessories to further simplify the inspection.