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November 12, 2019 - Vista, California - Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rentals and sales company headquartered in North County San Diego, has published a blog post entitled "Turn on the Temperature with Thermal Test Systems," explaining the need to properly evaluate product function across the full range of expected ambient temperature conditions. Doing so helps guarantee favorable customer experiences and online ratings, as well as reduces costs of warranty service.

Turn on the Temperature with Thermal Test Systems

Axiom Test Equipment Blog: Turn on the Temperature with Thermal Test Systems - RF CafeElectronic device performance is sensitive to temperature, with most electronic devices and components specified according to operating and storage temperature ranges. Those ranges differ according to the type of component and application, with electronic products for industrial and military applications usually characterized over wider temperature ranges than commercial electronic products. Thermal test systems provide convenient ways to reproduce the temperature ranges that a device might encounter under actual operating conditions, but they also help bring temperature control to a device under test (DUT) as the means of performing thermal shock testing and accelerated lifetime testing. Selecting the best thermal test system for the job is simply a matter of understanding the thermal test requirements for an application and how to best deliver them.

Many electronic device failures are related to thermal issues, such as solder joints and other electronic junctions that exceed maximum safe operating temperatures. Printed circuit boards (PCBs) and other electronic materials have different coefficients of thermal expansion (CTEs) which describe how they expand and contract with rising and falling temperatures, respectively. For example, PCB assemblies consist of layers of dielectric substrate materials and metal conductors, such as copper, with surface-mount-technology (SMT) and other types of miniature packaged components attached to conductive circuit patterns. Each material has unique thermal characteristics and expands and contracts in different ways as a function of temperature, resulting in stress points at the interfaces of different materials. Thermal testing is often used to check the reliability of plated through holes (PTHs) and solder joint connections in PCBs to determine reliability.

Thermal cycling through a temperature range at a prescribed rate of change in temperature is also used to perform accelerated life testing of electronic devices and components, speeding failure mechanisms in a DUT to better understand how to improve and/or optimize ...

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Established in 2005, Axiom Test Equipment strives to continually improve itself and offer the best value for its customers. We offer our customers several practical, efficient and cost effective solutions for their business or projects' test equipment needs. Whether you need to rent & buy test equipment, repair test equipment, sell or trade equipment, we are committed to providing superior customer service and high quality electronic test equipment.

At Axiom Test Equipment we provide several services. We rent electronic test and measurement equipment. We also sell test equipment. If you have a piece of malfunctioning or broken test equipment we also have an in-house repair lab. For anyone seeking a way to offload their surplus or obsolete equipment, we offer a trade-in program or we can buy the equipment from you.

We stock a comprehensive inventory of equipment and can use our extensive network to find you those hard to get items. We believe in getting equipment to you quickly and at a competitive price.


Axiom Test Equipment

2610 Commerce Way 

Vista, CA  92081

Phone: (760) 806-6600




Posted November 20, 2019