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Publication Date: 12/1/2010
Archive >  December 2010 Issue >  Special Features: Test and Measure > 
The Ultimate High Resolution AOI Camera

The electronics manufacturing industry is a very demanding market with a wide range of inspection requirements. At one end of the spectrum are the high-speed, high-volume production requirements associated with mobile device and LED Back Light Unit (BLU) manufacturing. At the other end ...
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What Are the Risks Buying Used X-Ray Systems?

Buying a new X-ray system can be an expensive proposition; there are numerous models and an unlimited number of features. One option is to buy a used X-ray system. Used X-ray systems can be a good value for the money spent if you apply some caution.
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The Leak Test "Bubble" — Choosing the Right Technology

It is the simplest and sometimes the cheapest form of leak testing: seal your part, attach a shop air hose to the part and hold it in a tub for a few seconds looking for bubbles. We all have done it and we all have gotten wet when a major leak erupts in the water. However the time comes ...
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Layout-Independent AOI Fault Detection

Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) systems are an essential element in the PCB assembly process; they're needed as part of any quality assurance program. The user can choose from a virtual smorgasbord of system options characterized by many different performance parameters; so that a broad ...
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Embedded Instruments for JTAG Testing

Traditional test and measurement equipment relies on connecting external probes — not readily possible given the state-of-the-art of today's shrinking electronics. Since probing is so often difficult if not impossible, other methods must be used.
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