Title: Video digitisation and thermal analysis of a PCB

Authors: H.E. George, R.F Babus'Haq, P.W. O'Callaghan

Addresses: Department of Applied Energy, Cranfield Institute of Technology, Bedford MK43 OAL, UK. ' Department of Applied Energy, Cranfield Institute of Technology, Bedford MK43 OAL, UK. ' Department of Applied Energy, Cranfield Institute of Technology, Bedford MK43 OAL, UK

Abstract: A thermal analysis of a naturally-cooled printed-circuit-board (PCB) has been performed under prescribed conditions. A fast-action camera with image digitisation and pre-processing capabilities was employed to input the PCB image to a thermal-analysis template. Isotherms and isometric colour projections were predicted. This technique can solve thermal problems of electronic and electrical packages faster and more efficiently than other conventional methods.

Keywords: image processing; printed circuit boards; PCBs; thermal analysis; video digitisation; temperature.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1993.062607

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1993 Vol.6 No.1, pp.1 - 4

Published online: 10 Jun 2014 *

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