Developers of spacecraft electronics use radiation-tolerant (RT) field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to create on-board systems that meet the demanding performance needs of future space missions, survive the brutal launch process and continue to operate reliably in the harsh environment of space
Incoming InspectionThe purpose of the incoming inspection is to identify potentially non-conforming parts, prior to placing the material in the inventory or moving it to the production flow. All parts and materials subject to receiving inspection are examined in accordance with customer purchase order requirements, drawings and standards, among others.
Failure analysis is the process of analysing the component data or the component itself to determine the reason(s) for degraded performance or catastrophic failure of a component either, during component manufacturing and testing, during incoming inspection, or after delivery to the customer, at the final application. Since there is an infinite number of variables in play at any one time, it is important as the first step in any failure analysis to understand how and when the failure occurred.