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Possible Bromine on Electrolytic Capacitors

Possible Bromine on Electrolytic Capacitors

Gideon Analytical Laboratories received two power supply boards with components. The supplies were thought to have contamination, possibly bromine, causing corrosion or failing the electrolytic capacitor. The term electrolytic capacitor in a generic term for three different capacitors, which include aluminum electrolytic capacitors, tantalum electrolytic capacitors, and niobium electrolytic capacitors. All electrolytic capacitors are polarized capacitors whose anode is made of a particular metal on which an insulating oxide layer forms by anodization, acting as the dielectric of the electrolytic capacitor.
Ralec RTT20132JTE Resistors

Ralec RTT20132JTE Resistors

Gideon Analytical Laboratories received Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) with Ralec RTT20132JTE resistors. A PCB is a mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components or electrical components using conductive tracks, pads and other features etched from one or more sheet layers of copper laminated onto and/or between sheet layers of a non-conductive substrate. Components are generally soldered onto the PCB to both electrically connect and mechanically fasten them to it. A resistor a passive two-terminal electrical component that implements electrical resistance as a circuit element.
Sensor Failures

Sensor Failures

Gideon Analytical Laboratories received two image sensors with high impedance on the connector between pins 4 and 5, measuring 10 KHz. An image sensor or imaging sensor is a sensor that detects and conveys the information that constitutes an image. It does so by converting the variable attenuation of light waves (as they pass through or reflect off objects) into signals, small bursts of current that convey the information. The waves can be light or other electromagnetic radiation.
ST Microelectronics ASC T6108 Triacs

ST Microelectronics ASC T6108 Triacs

Gideon Analytical Laboratories received two newly designed ST Microelectronics ASC T6108 Triacs in a TO-220AB package. A TRIAC is a three terminal semiconductor device for controlling current.Its formal name is bidirectional triode thyristor or bilateral triode thyristor. A thyristor is analogous to a relay in that a small voltage and current can control a much larger voltage and current. The goal was to determine if these ASC T6108 Triacs were reliable.
ST Microelectronics BTA06-600B and Littlefuse Q6006L5 Triacs - Inspection for Microcracks

ST Microelectronics BTA06-600B and Littlefuse Q6006L5 Triacs - Inspection for Microcracks

Gideon Analytical Laboratories received twoST Microelectronics BTA06-600B and two Little fuse Q6006L5 triacs in TO-220AB packages. Inspection of the die for microcracking was requested. We were happy to fulfill our client’s request. There were no mechanical marks on either device and the lead frame was tin-plated. The Triacs were electronically tested on a curve tracer. A curve tracer is a specialized piece of electronic test equipment used to analyze the characteristics of discrete semiconductor devices such as diodes,transistors, and thyristors.
United Chemi-Con KMG Series 400V 22uF 6U Capacitors - possible Chloride

United Chemi-Con KMG Series 400V 22uF 6U Capacitors - possible Chloride

Gideon Analytical Laboratories received six United Chemi-Con KMG series 400V 22uF 6U capacitors for the specific purpose of determining whether or not they had the presence of chlorides. The analysis was performed using SEM-EDS. The SEM-EDS system gave elemental analysis in relation to the intensity of the element at a specific wavelength or energy level (Kev). SEM-EDS is an analytical technique used for the elemental analysis or chemical characterization of a sample.
Failed On Semi MC14070BG CMOS SSI

Failed On Semi MC14070BG CMOS SSI

Gideon Analytical Analytical Laboratories received one On Semi MC14070BG CMOS SSI in a SOEIAJ-14 package, with the 15V supply line pulled down to 3.5V. The MC14070B quad exclusive OR gate and the MC14077B quad exclusive NOR gates are constructed with MOS P−channel and N−channel enhancement mode devices in a single monolithic structure. These complementary MOS logic gates find primary use where low power dissipation and/or high noise immunity is desired. The CMOS is a Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor, which is a technology for constructing integrated circuits.
TI TPS54360 and MCC SK810L-TP on a Rigid-flex Circuit

TI TPS54360 and MCC SK810L-TP on a Rigid-flex Circuit

Gideon Analytical Laboratories received several rigid-flex printed circuit boards (PCBs), which containedTexas Instruments TPS54360 DC-DC converter and Micro Commercial Components Schottky rectifier SK810L-TP. The TI TPS54360 is a 60 V, 3.5 A, step down regulator with an integrated high side MOSFET. The device survives load dump pulses up to 65V per ISO 7637. Current mode control provides simple external compensation and flexible component selection. The SK810L-TP is Rohs compliant, has high current availability, and is for surface mount application.
10TTS08S Phase Control SCR and a FDC6324L Integrated Load Switch

10TTS08S Phase Control SCR and a FDC6324L Integrated Load Switch

Gideon Analytical Laboratories received two components for analysis. We received one 10TTS08S phase control silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) and an FDC6324L integrated load switch. A silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) is a four-layer solid-state current-controlling device. It consists of four layers of semiconductors, which form NPNP or PNPN structures have three P-N junctions labeled J1, J2 and J3, and three terminals. The anode terminal of an SCR is connected to the p-type material of a PNPN structure, and the cathode terminal is connected to the n-type layer, while the gate of the SCR is connected to the p-type material nearest to the cathode.
Anode Electrode for Lithium-Ion Battery

Anode Electrode for Lithium-Ion Battery

Gideon Analytical Laboratories received one section of anode electrode to identify the black marking on the copper foil. This anode electrode is used in Lithium-ion batteries. A Lithium-ion battery is a type of rechargeable battery in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and back when charging. Lithium-ion batteries use an intercalated lithium compound as one electrode material, compared to the metallic lithium used in a non-rechargeable lithium battery.
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