We’ve all see contortionists doing the most amazing things … well this is more amazing than most…
I’m sure you’ve seen a contortionist act at the circus or on television in which a lady folds herself up into an incredibly small transparent box – so small in fact that you wonder how she could possibly fit in there.
OK, so now imagine that scene – we have a lady in a box and we already cannot believe there’s enough room for her – and then a SECOND lady comes along and (somehow – goodness knows how) she folds herself around the first such that they are BOTH in the same box.
Do they have 0.4 mm pitch BGAs these days? I'm still living in the past when 1 mm pitch seemed small. What about microvias and high-density interconnect -- won;t that work? There was a book by Charles Pfile (sp?) at Mentor about this -- I have it on my shelves in my office somewhere (which means it won't see the light of day for years to come)...
The real question is, how many of us have had to put together a PCB layout with the same level of contortion? Remind you of trying to do the escape routing on a 0.4mm pitch BGA? I wouldn't know. I've never done either.
Wow remarkable!, until I saw into the later part of the video, I was able to belive that it was possible. I seen this done by a single person, but two is more challenging, since their bodies have to complement and share space.
I wonder what does it take to push the human body to adapt these positions?
Most individual would suffer spinal damage, how these ladies avoid that?
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