Thermal stress on capacitors: failure prevention

  Failure of capacitors affects the other components in the circuit and causes secondary failures in many cases. This article discusses the failure modes and mechanisms in capacitors of various types which are typically used in electronic systems and methods to prevent capacitor failures due to thermal stress. Various types of passive components are used […]

Implementing a high-yield alternative assembly and reflow technology process

In a White Paper entitled “Comprehensive guidelines for the implementation of the AART process”  the authors* examine the entire alternative assembly and reflow technology (AART) process. It is designed to provide a process engineer with some of the knowledge necessary to implement a high-yield AART process. The AART principles illustrated in this paper can be […]

Security cameras – it’s all in the technology

  Selecting the right camera for security applications is far more complicated than what one would think. It is not just selecting the right camera; lens technology and image processing technology are also factors to be considered, as well as whether quality pictures are possible in low light conditions; or whether the image processing technology […]