Electronic Packaging

Course Length:



$2090 per person


This three-day course includes fundamentals of electronic packaging engineering and basic concepts in thermal, mechanical, electrical, and environmental management of modern electronic systems. Emphasis is on high-frequency (and high-speed) package performance and its achievement through the use of advanced analytical tools, proper materials selection, and efficient computer-aided design. Packaging topics include die and lead attachment, substrates, hybrids, surface-mount technology, chip and board environmental protection, connectors, harnesses, and printed and embedded wiring boards. Students develop a fundamental understanding of the basic principles used in the packaging of modern electronics so that when faced with a packaging issue they can recognize the various methods available and perform the tradeoffs necessary to select the appropriate/optimum packaging solution for the application. Case studies for satellite design will be covered.

What you will learn:

  • Students master fundamental knowledge of electronic packaging including package styles, hierarchy, and methods of package necessary for various environments.
  • The student should be able to perform simple thermal models and make appropriate trade offs involving materials and structures to solve electronic heating problems.
  • Basic understanding and application of electronic packaging models and electrical performance concepts such as impedance, loss, time delay, risetime, etc.
  • The ability to distinguish between engineering performance and economic efficiency and develop cost efficient high performing packaging approaches. The student understands reliability models and the information necessary to predict the reliability of electronic components and structures.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Electronic Packaging Concepts
  3. Packaging Economics
  4. Packaging Design I
  5. Packaging Design Ii
  6. Substrates
  7. Printed Wiring Boards
  8. Level 1 Interconnect
  9. Level 2 Interconnect
  10. Level 3 Interconnect
  11. Environmental Protection
  12. Reliability
  13. System Packaging
  14. Case Studies of Satellite Applications


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  • Dr. Harry Charles holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and The Johns Hopkins University, respectively. He is a member of the Principal Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and Department Head of the Technical Services Department. Dr. Charles has worked for over 30 years in the microelectronics arena and is a specialist in solid state physics, electronic devices, packaging, and reliability. His latest interests include ultra-thin modules; advanced interconnect; biomedical instrumentation; nano-scale electronics; and alternate energy. He has published over 200 papers on electronic devices and packaging, along with thirteen patents and several pending patent applications.

    He is a Fellow and former President of IMAPS – The Microelectronics and Packaging Society, a Fellow of the IEEE, and a past member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE’s Components Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) Society. He has received international recognition for his research, development, and teaching activities, including ISHM’s Technical Achievement Award (1987), selection as Maryland’s Distinguished Young Engineer (1989), The Johns Hopkins University’s Outstanding Teaching Award (1992), the CPMT Board of Governors’ Outstanding Service Award (1992), ISHM’s Distinguished Service Award (1994), the IMAPS Daniel C. Hughes Memorial Award (1998), and numerous awards for best papers.

    He has taught for 30 years in the Johns Hopkins University Engineering Program for Professionals (JHUEPP). He has developed nine new courses and is currently chair of the Applied Physics Program in the EPP. Dr. Charles also holds the Office of Naval Research Distinguished Chair for Science and Technology at the US Naval Academy.

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