X-Ray Imaging

X-ray inspection is recognized as one of the tools for determining authenticity of an electronic component. This includes BGAs that contain dense metal heat sinks that require a higher voltage X-ray source to clearly identify and troubleshoot production faults. The ever increasing problem of counterfeit components has resulted in problems for thousands of component distributors in controlling the quality of the product. While some problems are detected more easily using visual inspection, there are many issues where only x-ray inspection is more effective.