Experts explain how thermal imaging cameras can be used to debug complex circuit boards, a tricky, time-consuming part of medical device development.
Jason Christensen and Andreas Pfahnl, ScD
Figure 1: PCBA with example test and access points highlighted
Reduced time to market has put pressure on all aspects of medical device development. Many medical devices today are electromechanical involving PCBA’s or “boards.” The boards are inherently difficult and time-consuming to debug because of their complexity and amount of integration. We have found a thermal imaging camera an effective and time-saving tool to debug complex circuit boards.
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