Flexible Circuit Failure Analysis
All Flex offers independent failure analysis as an engineering service for both flexible circuits and flexible heaters, regardless of the circuit/heater fabrication site. The analysis is formalized in a written report with engineering analysis, high magnification photography and design recommendations.
Some of the types of specific analysis tools that could be used include:
- Cross sectional analysis
- High level magnification
- High voltage electrical tester
- Impedance tester
- Frequency/spectrum analyzer
- XRF (X-ray fluorescence)
- Infrared heat mapping
- Material contamination analysis
The diagnostic team is led by an engineer with diagnostic training and a high level of experience dealing with flexible circuit issues. All Flex has a host of process inspection and analysis equipment that are at the diagnostic teams disposal as well as on-staff technology specialists for additional support.
The report format includes:
- Executive Summary
- Detailed Analysis
A desensitized example report can be viewed at the following link:
Our diagnostics services are a great tool for analyzing field failures, improving yields and obtaining information for a redesign. It can be used in catastrophic situations or to simply take the circuit design to the next level.