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Continuity Monitoring System Promotes Accelerated Solder Joint Reliability

Thermotron is proud to offer a complete turn-key automated test system to our customers as a way of finding intermittent faults in solder joints, connectors, switches or relays. The Continuity Monitoring System (CMS) has been designed to detect solder and connection faults due to solder cracks.

Thermotron is proud to offer a complete turn-key automated test system to our customers as a way of finding intermittent faults in solder joints, connectors, switches or relays. The Continuity Monitoring System (CMS) has been designed to detect solder and connection faults due to solder cracks, solder degradation, contact degradation, misalignment and oxidation. When combined with a Thermotron S/SM-8-3800 environmental test chamber, the CMS can perform programmable resistance thresholds, durations, counts and temperature profiles for event qualification.

This system promotes accelerated solder joint reliability testing and combines high speed event detection and accurate resistance measurement into one powerful instrument. Connection failures as short as 100 ns can be accurately captured. Thermotron's CMS meets IPC-SM-785 guidelines for accelerated reliability testing of surface mount attachments and is a perfect test companion for lead free solder joint reliability testing programs.

One CMS chassis is able to provide monitoring for 352 channels by accommodating up to 11 modules with 32 channels each. Multiple chassis can be rack mounted allowing for applications requiring higher channel counts with up to 1,056 per rack. The CMS simultaneously monitors for discontinuities while measuring and recording resistance for thousands of channels. The system also is equipped with CMS software allowing a variety of parameters to be specified, on a channel by channel basis, to qualify both the discontinuity and resistance measurements. This software incorporates a graphical user interface for test configuration, control and display of test data.