PCB Assembly

Is it ok to call all the chips with alphanumeric labels BGA (ball grid array)?

Typically ICs with pins on the edges have numbered pins. That’s DIL, but also QFP, DFN and even SOT23. You start at the pin 1 marker and follow the contour. IIRC PLCCs have their pin 1 in the middle of one of the sides, but normally pin 1 is one of the corners.

You’ll see alphanumeric pin IDs whenever you’ve got some kind of grid, where there could be confusion about which are rows and which are columns. Usual suspects are BGA, PGA, and variants like WSP (WaferScale Packaging).

Read More: Understanding Different Types of BGA Packages

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Oliver Smith

Oliver is an experienced electronics engineer skilled in PCB design, analog circuits, embedded systems, and prototyping. His deep knowledge spans schematic capture, firmware coding, simulation, layout, testing, and troubleshooting. Oliver excels at taking projects from concept to mass production using his electrical design talents and mechanical aptitude.

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