Defects and inspection times in electronic components can be considerably reduced thanks to the use of infrared thermography. FLIR thermal cameras together with the bcbMonitor 4.0 become a highly sensitive and accurate tool for diagnostic, process and design engineers.
Failure analysis, diagnostic tests, welding, coating, development and research are the main areas of application of this technology, whose main benefits are the sensitivity and speed of acquisition that allow analyzing every detail of the events produced by the flow of energy electrical components.
In this sector it is of great importance that all the elements involved in the process comply with a high performance. When this does not happen it is necessary for them to be inspected; This is carried out through a failure analysis, which consists of analyzing the data produced by the devices and in this way we can use the information to identify the source of the error.
Thermography is presented in these situations as a great ally to detect failures or errors in electronics. It is a very useful non-invasive tool to detect temperature changes in electronic components that are part of the process such as integrated circuits, memory chips, transistors, diodes, capacitors, resistors, capacitors, etc. Temperature analysis with thermal imaging cameras allows detecting critical points, abnormal temperature variations or short circuits, among others.
Some applications of our bcbTestBench software:
- Test bench integration
Simultaneous comparison with Golden cards
- Advanced card and micro-component analysis for anomaly and fault detection
Short Circuit Detection
Lighting technology underwent a complete revolution when LED technology broke into the industry. Today, most of lighting devices that surround us and we use on a daily basis, use this technology.
This application requires high quality controls in its design and production process, and thermography is highly useful to meet these standards. Infrared technology allows evaluating temperature patterns through heat maps and evaluating patterns in real time. This is very useful to optimize thermal management in LEDs, solder points and different areas of the heat sink. With this information collected, companies can determine and guarantee the useful life of LEDs.
For this important sector the bcbThermoPro offers the possibility to examine essential electronic components such as LEDs. Learn about some of its functions:
- Evaluation of thermal dissipation (thermal pad)
- Pulse width modulation (PWM) support
- Estimation of useful life in LEDs.
- Component evaluation in climatic chambers and shakers
Innovation in electronics is increasing exponentially. For the creation of electronic circuits, simulations and analysis of different variables are required to obtain circuits with a correct, optimized, efficient operation and with the highest quality that the industry requires.
Thermography is an important tool for the design of these elements. By using thermal readings, important aspects of the operation of an electronic system can be seen, which are only detectable through temperature variations, such as the temperature measurement of the circuits in steady state or the temperature variations when starts operating. This helps to design the heat dissipation systems and carry out design adjustments.
Our bcbThermoPro software provides data about the thermal distribution which helps to design increasingly efficient electronic systems.
- Analysis for mechanical design assistance (dissipation and thermal stresses)
- Ground planes
- Layout design in PCBs
- Frequency study with FFT
- Impedance and distribution of currents.
In the electronic sector, the manufacturing processes are becoming more and more demanding, due to the growing demand for high quality electronic products.
To satisfy this demand, it is necessary to ensure the efficiency of the processes. In the case of device manufacturing, it is important to test them prior to mass production and ensure that they have no failures. In the production process, a critical point that plays an important role is welding. For both, inspection and manufacturing, it is crucial to have temperature control in this process, and thermographic technology is an optimal solution to accomplish this goal.
The supervision of these processes with the bcbMonitor 4.0, integrated with FLIR cameras, allow an adequate control and analysis of the temperature in applications such as:
- Continuous monitoring of infrared welding
- Drying monitoring and inspection
- Inspection and control of convection ovens
- Application of resins and adhesives