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The new TruView started with a desire to take the x-ray experience to a whole new level. To make it simpler, more useful, and more enjoyable — but still feel instantly familiar. The design of the new TruView platform is the result of 2 years of hard work and dedication. And it’s the start of a new chapter for TruView.
Gerber Gadget, BGA Inspector, Counterfeit Detector, Sample Auto Rotator, and Integrated Database are just a few of the great new features in TruView. And all functionallity you expect from an x-ray machine, but enhanced to make everything even easier to get to and use. The new TruView was made more capable to make you more capable.
The TruView software received the TechAmerica High Tech Award in the category of Semiconductors and Analytic Instrumentation. In its eighteenth year, the annual awards program celebrates excellence in advanced technologies, and honors outstanding companies for their technological innovation. The TruView product line was also the CONNECT Most Innovative Product Award finalist two years in row.
These are the guiding principles in the design of the TruView product line. TruView is a mature yet innovative line of instruments made to exceed your expectations. All our products have been extensivelly tested - both internally and at beta sites - to bring you a unique experience that just works. TruView has been tested no only for its functionality, but also for its ease of use. The third major component is speed. Our customers love TruView because they can rely on a product that is easy to use and delivers results fast.
TruView was designed to make your life easier. Here is how:
The process of debugging a PCB you designed can be very challenging. To debug a PCB someone else designed - that is even more difficult. X-rays are incredibly usefull because they let you see what's inside the board, thus allowing you to look for shorts, opens, faulty components, bad connections, and manufacturing defects. However, the x-ray image does not give you any design-specific information. As you move the sample you don't know if you're looking at capacitor 12 (C12) or 120 (C120). You can't see the silkscreen, thus all references to the layout and schematics are lost in the x-ray image. Or are they...
Thus meet the power of the Gerber Gadget. This innovative app enables you to upload the PCB's Gerber files into the TruView software. From that point on you can drive your inspection using the design specific information in the Gerber files. Now you can, for example, tell the system to see pin 1 of capacitor 12. It takes a click of the mouse to get you there. To make things even better, you can program a custom inspection around the board. How about looking at pin 1 of C12, pin 3 of J37, and pin 2 of U7? Now that can be done in a matter of seconds. Record your inspection to repeat it in other boards - or even on a panel of boards.
The custom path app allows you to "take a tour" around your the sample. If you need to inspect a set of places in a PCB, for example, but don't have the Gerber files, than the Custom Path app is your best bet. All you need to do to create an inspection program is to position the sample at the origin and click set origin. After that you can move the sample to the other locations to be inspected using the joystick. At the points you want the system to stop just click on "Record Position". At each step, the system records not only the xyz position of the sample, but also the voltage and current of the x-ray source.
Once the custom path is recorded, you can start inspecting as many samples as needed. If you are inspecting a group of parts, like boards in a panel, electronic components in trays or tubes, or medical devices in trays, you can use the step-and-repeat function to multiply the single inspection as many times as needed. For example, you can set the inspection pattern for one sample, and use the step-and-repeat function to inspect a set of these samples. If you have a PCB with with 5 positions in the inspection pattern, and a total of 10 PCBs in the panel, a total of 50 (5x10) images will be recorded.
The BGA Inspector is a sophisticated PCB analysis tool that automatically measures the size, area, volume, and voidning in each ball in a BGA. The BGA Inspector also measures voiding in the assembly of other IC packaging types, including Surface Mount, Chip Carrier, Pin Grid Arrays, Flat Packages, Small Outline, Chip-Scale, Quad Flat No Leads (QFN) packages.
Once analysis is complete, with a single click you can generate a detailed report of your BGA inspection. The BGA report is created in html format, making it easy to share results to your customers.
The BGA Inspector is available as a standard app in all TruView X-Ray products. The BGA Inspector is also available as a standalone software package. Click here for more information on the all new BGA Inspector.
The development of the TruView X-Ray software has its roots in a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program. The Standalone Multiple Anomaly Recognition Technique (SMART) was designed to automatically detect feature anomalies in x-ray images of cargo containers entering the country. SMART was deployed to stop potentially lethal contraband from entering our shores to fuel the terrorist value chain. SMART grew into a powerful tool to assist operators in the difficult task of determining if a cargo container can go thru security or should be stopped for further inspection.
Our team leveraged the experience developing the easy-to-use SMART analysis program to design TruView's counterfeit detection and quality assurance inspection app. We utilized the latest human-machine interface concepts to produce a powerful - yet intuitive - graphical user interface. The same concepts used in SMART were retooled to assist TruView's operators to quickly find defects and anomalies in the objects under inspection. However, while SMART is looking for contraband in cargo containers, TruView is looking for defects in printed circuit boards (PCB), medical devices, electronic components, connectors, temperature sensors, and other electronic and mechanical devices.
Do you remember where are the x-ray images you took for that important customer 6 months ago? If you are like most of us, this can be a stressful request that will require a fair amount of digging around in search of the right files.
To avoid these umproductive - yet human - timely searches for important x-ray images, TruView has an integrated database to keep track of all your files. With TruView it is very easy to organize your data by customer, PO, board type, date, or whatever other parameter is more appropriate for your application. You can also use the bar code scanner (included with your TruView system) to quickly fill out customer information.
With TruView you will never have to worry next time that customer calls asking for their data.
The Control Panel in the left monitor houses the instruments needed to control the TruView system, including:
Sometimes it is challenging to get just the right angle to look at a sample. A connector, for example, can have complexities hidden in a single shot x-ray image. If you are looking for FOD, a single view can mask defects that can be disastrous. For this reason, we created an automatic sample rotation gantry so that you easily and automatically generate movies of your sample rotating on an axis. Here are some examples that will help you understand how powerful these results are. The Sample Auto Rotation app is available standard on all TruView X-Ray Number Series and Elite. This feature is not available in our TruView X-Ray Prime line.