A new eBook from ASSET® InterTech 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.
“How to Debug Dead Boards in Production” is available now on the ASSET web site here. Other informative eBooks, white papers and videos on JTAG and IJTAG, embedded instrumentation and other topics relating to board and chip debug, validation and test can be downloaded from: eResources