This article describes a method that combines Analog Signature Analysis (ASA) with IR based Direct Current Injection (IRDCI) for printed circuit board assembly failure analysis. The integration of ASA extends the diagnostic capability of IRDCI from shorted power rails to any measurement location that shows signature differences. It also facilitates the detection of electrical breakdown or degradation without having to remove suspected faulty components from the board.
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Issue Section:Board and System Level Failure Analysis