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Faster, Flexible, Automated Acoustic Scanning of Components

Elk Grove Village, IL — January 14, 2014

Sonoscan® has begun shipping its new Model DF2400™ in its FACTS2™ line of C-SAM® acoustic microscopes. Key features are:

  • 2x to 7x faster throughput than previous systems.
  • Completely automated and quickly convertible to perform full laboratory analysis.
  • Factory-friendly, with SECS-II/GEM E30 and SMEMA compatibility.

ICs and flip chips in JEDEC-style trays or in metal carriers are inspected by the DF2400. It also inspects lead frame strips, IGBT power modules and other components.

Throughput is doubled by incorporating two transducers and two simultaneous scanning stages which are assisted by dedicated drying areas that permit new carriers to be scanned immediately on completion of the previous scan. Throughput can be boosted at least to 7x previous rates by optimized scanning of only the critical areas of the samples.

The two inertially balanced linear motor scanners reduce vibration and achieve a scanning precision of ±0.5 microns as they drive the transducers designed and manufactured by Sonoscan across the trays to yield the fastest image acquisition times available.

In both automated and analytical modes, the DF2400 can perform reflection-mode and Thru-Scan™ mode imaging. It uses Sonoscan’s proprietary non-immersion technology to minimize water exposure, and can continuously control the quality of the water.

Running on Sonoscan’s Sonolytics™ software platform, the system includes tools such as PolyGate™, which makes acoustic images of up to 100 selected depths within a sample during a single scan.

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Sonoscan, Inc. 2149 E. Pratt Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. Phone 847-437-6400. Contact Bill Zuckerman x237. Email; web

About Sonoscan®: Sonoscan is the leading developer and manufacturer of acoustic microscopes and sophisticated acoustic micro imaging systems, widely used for nondestructive analysis of defects in industrial products and semiconductor devices. For over 30 years, Sonoscan’s attention to customer needs and investment in R&D has created systems that set industry standards for speed and accuracy. Key products include C-SAM® systems for off-line and laboratory analysis and FACTS2™ for automated production inspection.

Through its SonoLab division Sonoscan applications engineers, with experience totaling more than two centuries in acoustic microscopy, assist hundreds of customers annually in solving materials problems and quality control issues. SonoLab operates applications testing laboratories in multiple global locations to serve the inspection needs of customers that do not have their own capability.