I almost hate to bring this topic up. But, I'm getting pressure from the boss to state RoHS compliance in our Use r Manual. Problem is, that has not been tested. (And we're unlikely to.)
It's basically one circuit board, RF, with about 700 parts (more then half of them unique). The engineer who designed it did so without any attention whatsoever to RoHS. It is 6-layer surface mount RF4 (from China), with le ad solder throughout.
Question: Any chance this will pass RoHS, or does the lead solder kill tha t idea outright? And if it doesn't, which other components should I check first to rule in/out RoHS compliance, to save some time. In other words, w hich common PCB RF components, or cabinet/enclosure parts typically have tr ouble meeting RoHS?
There are of course other ethical challenges with the boss, (CE Marks, ITAR stretch to the point of breakage, FCC emissions, exaggerated performance s pecifications, etc....) This isn't a consumer product, so I'm not /that/ w orried about liability, but if this baby is going to fail RoHS --- and I'm betting it will spectacularly --- I would like to be able to point to somet hing definitive and say (with absolutely no grey area!), I TOLD YOU SO!
Any ideas, comments or suggestions?