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Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL) misconceptions can increase cost or delivery time due to unnecessary packaging restrictions

Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL) misconceptions can increase cost or delivery time due to unnecessary packaging restrictions

Posted: 8th June 2016
Some plastic packages used in the manufacture of quartz crystals and oscillators can absorb moisture from the atmosphere while in storage. When these parts are subjected to the high temperatures seen during reflow soldering, the moisture in the package expands into steam and can cause micro-fractures within the package or worse. These can result in destruction of the… Read More