Friday, January 23, 2015

Detecting counterfeit ICs

Stop counterfeit ICs from harming your manufacturing!  Get ABI's SENTRY from Saelig: check out this brief video description -

The ABI SENTRY is a unique solution for the quick and easy detection of Counterfeit ICs and components. SENTRY is an easy-to-use tester, aimed at receiving inspection and designed to measure the unique electrical signature (PinPrint) of components. The information collected is managed through a database and is used to compare known good devices against suspect components. SENTRY can easily detect missing or incorrect dies, lack of bond wires, inaccurate pin outs and pin impedance variations. Simple pass or fail results are returned after testing. SENTRY does not require any knowledge of electronics to use it efficiently. For in-depth analysis, PinPrints can be reviewed and full reports can be generated. The SENTRY software also offers options for customization and the ability to store essential documentation such as photos, PDF datasheets, web pages and images.  SENTRY is able to accommodate virtually all types of components, from simple two pin devices to more complex packages such as BGA. A range of standard and universal adapters is available and custom designs can also be supplied. In order to ensure consistency throughout the whole supply chain, SENTRY is designed to support data sharing. PinPrints of a given component can be shared between users, from the OEM through to the distributor and end user.

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