The FLIR T420 from FLIR Systems is an affordable thermal imaging camera that combines excellent ergonomics with top performance and high image quality. The FLIR T420 comes with a tiltable optical unit which makes it possible to measure and take images of objects at all angles, while still operating in a comfortable working position.
When something goes wrong in a PCB, whether it is improper soldering of a circuit or a failing component, the PCB will heat up. Therefore, thermal imaging offers a very good way to diagnose problems in the design phase of a PCB, to test it before it is supplied to a customer or in the qualification stage. A FLIR thermal imaging camera to detect hot spots of less than 125 x 125 microns in size that may indicate a PCB component is likely to fail.