Abstract

One of the problems for failure analysis (FA) is to perform power cycling to stress the motherboard in order to duplicate the failure. The other problem is the timing is not synchronizing correctly. For this purpose, a user-friendly with extra feature program called Failure Analysis Power Cycling Tool (FAPCT) was developed to resolve problems associated with power cycling and enhance the AC cycling tools, which is more suitable for FA purpose. With this hardware and software, the FAE is provided one more option to duplicate intermittent or other issues that need to do power cycling to capture the failure. The hardware cost is only about 600 USD, which is consider at the lower cost hardware for a FA tools to do power cycling although there is some limitation compare to some hardware available in the market.

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