Failure Analysis Laboratory
Failure analysis of PCBA’s is significant and becoming more relevant in the industry. Altest has recently created a Failure Analysis lab. We will deliver a comprehensive test report from non-destructive testing to destructive testing which allows isolation of the PCB failure, including a root cause failure analysis to identify the conditions and specific phenomena behind the failure.
The Lab is appointed with state-of-the-art equipment to test and X-Ray components and boards. We are delighted to offer this value added analysis to our customers. Our extensive equipment and resources include:
In addition, to our equipment and techniques, we have an expert FA team who will work to identify your PCBA defects and root cause analysis. Our engineers will communicate directly and comprehensively with your team. We have extensive experience with all major electronic components, bare printed circuit fabrication, as well as printed circuit assembly processing. You will receive a detailed test report tailored to your requirements.
Counterfeit components and parts are another challenge and require attention. Our FA Lab has proven techniques to identify these counterfeit components. A counterfeit electronic component is either a part that has been copied, altered, or created to misrepresent a legitimate component or it can be a used or reclaimed older part that is represented as new. It is estimated that counterfeit parts have cost manufacturers in the United States billions of dollars annually. These issues must be identified early in the process. The counterfeit parts may have been removed from legitimately discarded electronic waste, or in some cases from stolen electronics. The true origin will be masked through sanding, burning, or cleaning with acid and then re-branded with digital printing, labelling them as high-quality parts.
Specific Counterfeit Detections