Recover assets from circuit boards that will not boot, according to Asset

June 07, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
"How to Debug Dead Boards in Production" is an e-book that defines a feedback loop that increases manufacturing yields

A new eBook from Asset InterTech, supplier of tools for embedded instrumentation, will help circuit board manufacturers who want to recover their investment in assembled boards that won’t boot – so called dead boards – and still maintain the tight production deadlines that constantly reduce the time they can spend on board debug.

Even though “How to Debug Dead Boards in Production” is based on case study data provided by a manufacturer of Intel-based circuit boards costing in the range of $10,000 to $20,000, the principles described in the eBook could apply to any circuit board manufacturer. The eBook outlines a methodology for quickly identifying the fault categories that dead boards fall into and how to apply narrowly focused diagnostic procedures to quickly identify the root causes of board failures. In addition, this root cause information can form the basis for a feedback loop to dynamically improve manufacturing processes, eliminating faults in real-time and increasing manufacturing yields.

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