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Failure analysis of a dead MOSFET and a power diode

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWK_uPPZBJg[/embed] This video discusses the failure analysis of a MOSFET and power diode by Electronupdate.

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Owning DirtyPCBs: an opportunity lost

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

With the Chinese company out of the way, I've had some time to work on projects and plan what to do next. One thing I have to do is own DirtyPCBs, I've failed at some basic stuff. DirtyPCBs.com was a joke. It started as a quick script so our team...

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Flash Destroyer wrap up

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

11,494,069 is the final write-verify cycle count for the Flash Destroyer. Since the flash destruction ended on Tuesday, we've been playing with the EEPROM to understand how the failure behaves. We found a ticking data time bomb.  Broken bits can linger at a recently written value for seconds before corrupting. Certain...

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  • readybrek: Anyone got a any recommendations for a budget-priced hot air station?
  • William: lol I'm happy to waste 3c for each program/debug cycle... but probably not the time spent soldering a new device down to a proto board!...
  • Joe Desbonnet: Ya, I can recommend the low melting point solder. I used brand 'ChipQuik' and it's amazingly easy to use.
  • Jerome: I need a new BusPirate for the Fablab ;) Many thanks!
  • Max: Seems like an unexpectedly violent way to remove the chip indeed. A hot air station should of course do the job just fine, but in...