MicReD® (Microelectronics Research and Development) produces the T3Ster® family of products. The T3Ster specializes in highly-detailed, fast, accurate thermal testing, measurement, and characterization of IC packages, LEDs, and systems. When combined with a series of add-ons to form a thermal resistance testing system, the T3Ster allows qualification of thermal interfaces (i.e. die attach layers and TIMs (thermal interface materials). This testing technology is based on thermal transient measurements and completed by complex post-processing. The T3Ster and its associated components are suitable for the analyzing the complex thermal structures of a device. T3Ster is appropriate for application during the R&D and design phases for chips.
Vektrex Tj Measurement Toolkit
Vektrex Tj Mesurement Toolkit differs from MicRed T3Ster in application. The T3Ster is complicated and focuses on thermal paths defined during chip design. The Tj Measurement Toolkit is a simple, easy-to-use toolkit that is applicable for use for in-situ junction temperature. This product is applicable for use with packaged devices including luminaires, lasers, ensemble measurements, burn-in fixtures, medical devices, replacement of obsolete LEDs and more. The Tj Measurement Toolkit leverages powerful SpikeSafe Pulsed Source Measure capabilities including hardware integrated bias/measure source. Minimum pulse widths available to 1us, compliance voltages and Vf ranges to 400V and currents to 60A. To learn more about Vektrex Tj Measurement Toolkit, please contact us.
Structure function analysis is an important feature of T3Ster measurements. Structure functions are used to evaluate the thermal structure of a device. This is accomplished by measuring the thermal transient response in an electrical test method as standardized in JEDEC JESD 51-1. Structure functions are used to identify junction-to-ambient and junction-to-case thermal resistance, partial thermal resistance, geometrical dimensions of heat-flow paths, and structural degradation. Contact Vektrex for more information about structure functions, thermal resistance and the Tj Measurement Toolkit.