Inspectis AB, a provider of 4K resolution optical inspection solutions, announces the launch of its new side-view BGA inspection system, featuring the tiniest optical probe with built-in high-power lighting and a 90-degree viewing angle. The Inspectis BGA system produces high-resolution images of the extremely low-clearance areas beneath BGAs, μBGAs, CSP, CGA and FlipChip packages with as low as 40 microns standoff.
As such, it is an advanced solution for discovering micro-cracks, cold solder joints, whiskers, missing balls, scaling, excess flux and other soldering issues known to plague SMT/BGA assembly. Variable focus capability of the optics allows the user to image from the first to up to 20 rows of BGA solder bumps with its flexible, electronically dimmable fiber brush light as background illumination. The unique soft-touch mechanism design of the stand bracket protects the micro-prisms in the optical probe tip from damage when positioned on the surface of the PCB under inspection.
The company’s BGA inspection system features a 5.0-megapixel USB3.0 digital microscope and integrated fiber brush-light mounted on a compact, robust stand with an XY-translation stage. A 180-degree pivoting mechanism facilitates easy alignment of the probe along 3 different sides of the BGA package. The BGA inspection system is available in 2 system levels, Basics and ProX.