TROUBLESHOOT PCB AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCT DESIGN WITH THERMAL IMAGING

Finding and fixing hot spots in electronics R&D is a guessing game if you’re not working with a thermal imaging camera. FLIR infrared (IR) cameras for research, development, and science allow you to see temperatures across an entire target, so you can quickly identify heat dissipation problems and begin working on solutions.

FLIR’s R&D/Science infrared camera solutions offer the sensitivity, spatial resolution, frame speed, and integration time needed to capture fast temperature changes and take pinpoint accurate temperature readings on targets with motion.

 

It used to be time-consuming to measure every location on our test units for hot spots. Now with FLIR, we can quickly identify all of them and focus our time-consuming testing at fewer points with greater confidence that none was missed.
— Researcher, Large Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Source: TechValidate. TVID: 05C-48C-2D3

 

We develop electronic power supplies. This IR image/software is able to eliminate hours of hunting for hot spots and we can now quickly validate a design. If hot spots exist which require action, the Quick Report software provides the tools to communicate to the designer the exact nature of the concern. It saves us a lot of debating and re-working to assure the designer action is required.
— R&D Researcher, Large Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Source: TechValidate. TVID: D06-28E-CD2

 

We are able to see the heat signature in electronics along with the chargers – battery vs charger vs PCB heat. [FLIR] helps document the actual charge and discharge heat in electronics all in one thermal image.
— Researcher, Large Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Source: TechValidate. TVID: 05C-48C-2D3

 

WHY INVEST IN A FLIR R&D/SCIENCE CAMERA?

MEASURES ELECTRONICS BIG AND SMALL

Unlike thermocouples or spot pyrometers, FLIR IR cameras can take accurate temperature readings on both large targets and today’s micro-sized electronics

SENSITIVITY, SPEED, AND SPATIAL RESOLUTION

FLIR IR cameras record high-speed data, with the sensitivity and spatial resolution you need to characterize fast thermal transients

ANALYZE YOUR DATA, YOUR WAY

Whether you stream to FLIR’s ResearchIR software or prefer SDK solutions, FLIR thermal data will help you avoid design faults and costly product recalls

PCB AND ELECTRONICS PRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATIONS

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT TESTING: A NON-CONTACT SPORT

As electronic circuit boards and components get smaller and more powerful, inherent heat can cause significant damage. Infrared thermography can identify hot spots, allowing for improved thermal management and greater advances in circuit board design.

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FLIR CAMERAS REVEAL THERMAL CHARACTERISTICS OF MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES

In the development of electronic and microelectronic devices, transient thermal information is critical to validate whether a device or a specific part of the device is operating properly. At the University of Texas at Arlington, researchers study microscale thermal transport while using thermal imaging cameras from FLIR Systems.

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INFRARED CAMERA ACCURACY AND UNCERTAINTY IN PLAIN LANGUAGE

It’s tough to trust measurements from instruments when you don’t have a clear understanding of how their sensitivity and accuracy is derived, and many times infrared cameras fall in this category. Additionally, discussions of infrared camera measurement accuracy typically involve complex terms and jargon that can be confusing and misleading. This can ultimately prompt some researchers to avoid these tools altogether.

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THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR PCB AND ELECTRONICS INSPECTION

 

ETS320

A325sc

 

A655sc

 

A6700sc

 
Resolution & Sensitivity
 
Resolution ≥ 320 x 240    
Resolution ≥ 640 x 480    
Cooled Detector      
Sensitivity < 30 mK    
Optional Microscope Lens  
Measurement
 
Object Temperature
Minimum: ≤ -20°C
 
Object Temperature
Maximum: ≥ 250°C
 
Accuracy of ±2°C or ±2% of reading  
File Streaming and Storage
 
Digital Data Streaming via Gigabit Ethernet  
Frame Rate 60 Hz (Full Window)    
Synchronization      
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