|Thermal Imaging is one more
service we offer. We use a Compix
PC2000 imaging system which is similar to the one you can see here.
This process very effectively shows hot spots. It is very useful
for verifying thermal performance of PCBs, particularly power supplies
and other circuits dealing with significant amounts of power. It
also catches the occasional whoops when a component is improperly sized
as shown in the image below. This engineer failed to notice he
dissipating about 1/2 W in a 1/8 W surface mount resistor in a fairly
simple LED driver circuit (sorry Greg).