What you should know about Reliability Testing
Printed circuit boards today are loaded with powerful digital and analog chips along with complex components into smaller, denser packages than previously possible. The boards include advanced digital signal processor (DSP), radio frequency (RF), and mixed signal chips in tightly packed, high-layer counts. But increased board densities create a higher probability of defects and faults, which lead to lower yields for some products. Consequently, demands from the medical community have made the pursuit of building in greater product reliability an ongoing process.