BittWare designs new commercial products to be fully compliant with Directive 2002/95/EC ROHS.

BittWare and our supplier partners have considerable Pb-free manufacturing experience (RoHS 6 of 6 compliant assembly) using fully and formally qualified  materials and manufacturing processes.

Several existing commercial BittWare products have converted over to full RoHS Pb-free 6 of 6 assembly as well.

Products designed as dual use for both the commercial and Defense/Aerospace industries are available in either Pb-Free 6 of 6 compliant, 5 of 6 compliant using SnPb alloys, or non-compliant SnPb formats depending on customer needs, and availability of SnPb area arrays. Re-balling options are also available as well as mixed assembly under very carefully controlled conditions.

Below is the list of standard product options related to Directive 2002/95/EC ROHS. As stated above, all product options may not be available for all products. Please contact BittWare sales for more details and availability.

Option 1: Configuration designation “6”. Will be Pb-Free.

This means full compliance to Directive 2002/95/EC ROHS 6 of 6 Pb-free. This will be the standard for most of our new products designed for commercial markets which include the EU.

Option 2: Configuration designation “5”. Will be 5 of 6.

This should be utilized for those customers who require RoHS compliance but have an exemption for Pb (Lead).  It means the assembly will not contain 5 RoHS substances but does contain Lead (Pb). Directive 2002/95/EC ROHS 5 of 6.

Option 3: Configuration designation “P”. Will be SnPb.

This means that the assembly will be built using SnPb solder pastes and solder alloys, typically in a 63/37 ratio. This will be the default for many of our products. These boards may or may not contain Pb-free area arrays. If they do, they will be thermally profiled with a dedicated card and thermocouples attached using destructive techniques so that minimum soldering temperatures are verified.

Option 4: Configuration designation “D”. Will be SnPb with no Pb-Free Area Arrays.

This will be the standard for defense and aerospace customers of dual use products that restrict the use of Pb-free solder on area arrays. Boards will be built using SnPb solder pastes and solder alloys, typically in a 63/37 ratio.  Any BGAs or Area Arrays on the BOM which are only available in Pb-free solder would need to be re-balled to comply with this option.

Option 5: Configuration designation “X”. Will be no preference.

This will mean the customer has no preference or no restrictions and BittWare can ship whatever is available to minimize customer lead time.

Why BittWare?

Quality & Life Cycle Management

Technology refresh capability with 10+ year supply, quality and timely manufacturing and a trustworthy supply chain. ISO 9000 certified FPGA platform vendor with a history of proven, successful, on-time supply.

FPGA Board & Integrated Platforms

Standard form factor boards including PCIe, VPX, VME, AMC and XMC.  Bittware's board and integrated platforms support configurable hardware options, data conversion I/O options, and air-cooled and rugged operation.

Value Added Products for FPGAs

FPGA application development using HDL and OpenCL workflows, FPGA Development Kits (FDKs), and complete application solutions from BittWare's technology partners leveraging the technical expertise of industry leaders.

System Development & Integration

Host development tools, Board Support Packages (BSPs), Baseboard Management Controller and integrated "boxes" including chassis, backplanes and all other items necessary for a full solution to get to market more quickly.