Definition of reflow in English:


Line breaks: re¦flow
Pronunciation: /ˈriːfləʊ


[mass noun]
  • 1 Computing The action of rearranging electronic text on a page having varied such features as type size, line length, and spacing.
  • 2 Electronics A soldering technique in which surface-mount components are held in position on a circuit board using a paste containing solder which melts to form soldered joints when the circuit board is heated.
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    • During reflow of the solder joints of the electronic module by heating, the modified passivation reacts with the polyamine at the amine functionality.
    • The underside of the MCM is covered with a grid of solder ball contacts that have a relatively coarse spacing of 2-3 mm and can be attached to a circuit board using standard SMD or solder reflow techniques.
    • Various techniques are available for hermetic sealing include resistance welding and solder reflow.


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  • 1 Computing Rearrange (electronic text) on a page having varied such features as type size, line length, and spacing: my desktop publisher must reflow copy from one column to another automatically
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    • This means constantly reflowing the displayed elements, which may be delivered out of order (a problem word processors don't have).
  • 2 Electronics Attach (a surface-mount component) using the reflow technique: a kit designed to reflow the majority of surface-mounted devices
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    • This is a method and apparatus for assembling ball grid array components on printed circuit boards by reflowing before placement
    • The electronics industry utilizes hot gas soldering to reflow or melt solder in localized areas on circuit assemblies.
    • An anneal procedure is then performed resulting in a planar top surface topography of the reflowed BPSG layer.

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