Microelectronics & Infrared Thermography
Episode 6: Microelectronics & Infrared Thermography
The most widely used application for infrared thermography is the inspection of electrical equipment, components, and processes. For over 40 years, the industry has been using infrared thermography for the inspection of electrical generation and distribution systems.
Why does thermography work so perfectly for electrical inspection?
Typically, with an increase in resistance to the flow of electricity, there is a corresponding increase in heat. The increased electrical resistance could result from a loose connection, corrosion, or component failure. Regardless of the cause, increases in resistance produce increases in heat that can be seen and measured with an infrared camera. Not only does the relationship between heat and electrical resistance make thermography a powerful diagnostic method for large-scale power generation, transmission, and distribution. But the very same heat and electrical resistance relationship apply to microelectronics, like looking for shorts on a printed circuit board.
In this episode of the Thermal Review, we discuss the latest megatrends impacting the development of microelectronics and how thermal imaging can aid in the development, manufacture, and performance of microelectronics.
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