Buying much-needed ICs from the gray market to keep production lines going during IC shortages? Hard-to-detect counterfeit chips are a huge problem for purchasers and distributors alike, an expensive mistake to make!
TheABI Sentry, a simple to use Counterfeit IC Detector. This unique solution quickly and easily detects the authenticity of ICs and components. ABI Sentry uses a combination of electronic parameter settings (voltage, frequency, source resistance and waveform) to generate a PinPrint for each pin of the IC being checked. It then compares the unique electrical signature of known components with suspect components. ABI Sentry can quickly 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, offering a high level of confidence in the authenticity of components.