Tag: Automotive + Energy

Lithium-Ion Cell Charging and Discharging During Life Cycle Testing Versus Formation

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Lithium-Ion Cell Charging and Discharging During Life Cycle Testing Versus Formation

Ed Brorein 2022.08.30

Lithium-ion cells get charged and discharged, both during life cycle testing and during formation. However, the goals for life cycle testing versus formation are very different. Correspondingly, the c

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#Manufacturing Test #Automotive + Energy

Detect different wire bond deformation defects with VTEP

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Detect different wire bond deformation defects with VTEP

Kwan Wee Lee 2022.08.17

There are different types of wire deformations defects in an IC. Using electrical test methods, automated test equipment (ATE) can capture some of the defect types while others require different test

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#Semiconductor #Automotive + Energy #Automotive Ethernet #Autonomous Driving #Manufacturing Test

IC Wire Bond Deformation Detection

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IC Wire Bond Deformation Detection

Kwan Wee Lee 2022.06.27

My previous post on Detecting Near Short Defects in IC Wire Bonds with VTEP Technology shares the concept of detecting wire bond deformations of an IC using Keysight VTEP technology. The technique dep

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#Semiconductor #Automotive + Energy #Automotive Ethernet #Autonomous Driving #In-Circuit Test Systems

Detecting Near Short Defects in IC Wire Bonds with VTEP Technology

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Detecting Near Short Defects in IC Wire Bonds with VTEP Technology

Kwan Wee Lee 2022.06.01

For decades, the semiconductor industry has been struggling with near short defects in the wire bond of an integrated circuit (IC), without an effective solution to detect it. When two wire bonds come

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#Automotive + Energy #Automotive Ethernet #Autonomous Driving #Manufacturing Test #In-Circuit Test Systems

A Deeper Look at Lithium-Ion Cell Internal Resistance Measurements

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A Deeper Look at Lithium-Ion Cell Internal Resistance Measurements

Ed Brorein 2022.06.01

Internal resistance is one of a few key characteristics that define a lithium ion cell’s performance. A cell’s power density, dissipation, efficiency, and state of health (SoH) all depend on its inter

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#Manufacturing Test #Automotive + Energy

Capturing barcodes on the move

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Capturing barcodes on the move

Kwan Wee Lee 2022.03.28

My previous post “Automate Your Functional Test” talks about a conveyor board transfer method on the FlexiCore In-circuit Parallel Test system that allows you to read the barcode labels on the fly. In

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#Automotive + Energy #Automotive Ethernet #Design + Automation #Test Automation #Manufacturing Test