Corrosion in Electronics at Device Level

Morten S. Jellesen, Daniel Minzari, Umadevi Rathinavelu, Per Mo̸ller, Rajan Ambat
2010 unpublished
This work presents device level testing of a lead free soldered electronic device tested with bias on under cyclic humidity conditions in a climatic chamber. Besides severe temperature and humidity during testing some devices were deliberately contaminated before testing. Contaminants investigated are ionic or airborne contaminants likely to be introduced by production or service conditions. The effect of changes in processing parameters as a result of production shift to lead free solder (e.g.
more » ... higher soldering temperature) has also been investigated. Analysis have shown that one printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) in the device is more prone to corrosion reliability and this was further analysed using thermography to detect areas that have high risk of condensation due to lower temperature under working condition. Tested PCBAs are subjected to detailed investigation before and after testing using high resolution photography, detailed optical microscopy and SEM/EDS.
doi:10.1149/1.3321952 fatcat:xnj6dqyj2nf5nmd65frnnmnuke