Datest, a leading provider of advanced, efficient and mission-critical in-circuit testing, test engineering and X-ray inspection solutions, announces that the company’s president, Robert Boguski will present at the SMTA Intermountain (Boise) Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Boise State University – Jordan ABC Room in Idaho. Boguski will present “New Developments in Digital Computed Tomography (CT) for Nondestructive Failure Analysis of PCBFs/PCBAs.” Datest also will be an exhibitor and is the tote bag sponsor at the expo.
Digital Computed Tomography, or CT Scanning, has advanced in both equipment as well as techniques in recent years, such that it has now become the method of choice in many applications where workmanship, fabrication, process, and component-related defects are difficult, and often otherwise virtually impossible to find.
This presentation will discuss the current state of the technology (hardware as well as software); some of the basic physics underlying the methodology; and relative strengths and weaknesses of CT scanning versus other nondestructive and destructive failure analysis methods, both from the standpoint of results as well as cost. Numerous examples will be shown, with an emphasis on PCBA and PCBF failure analysis and defect detection.
Datest provides advanced test engineering and inspection services to the CM/EMS and OEM communities, and many other industries. The team prides itself on their speed and flexibility in providing the best solution to each customer’s unique testing needs. With more than 34 years of expertise, Datest offers in-circuit testing (ICT), flying probe testing, X-ray inspection, boundary scan/JTAG testing, functional testing, failure analysis and other related services. Datest is an ISO9001:2015, ITAR and AS9100D-certified company, and a member of IPC, SMTA, EIPC, IEEE and ASNT.