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Is X-RAY can damaged Flash IC i.e. imbeded program ?

MDion

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Is X-RAY can damaged Flash IC i.e. imbeded program ? | 19 November, 2001

Bonjour,

Is there any study done about the effects of X-RAYs (INCLUDING Airports/Customs systems) on electronic assembly ??

We have had few problems with products recently where the programmed flash was not functionnal (corrupted data) when tested at customer site (foreign countries). The flash used is from 29F016 family. We are wandering about the multiple X-RAY inspection the products is submitted through during transportation.

Thanks for your help,

Mario

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gzweig

#18202

Is X-RAY can damaged Flash IC i.e. imbeded program ? | 19 November, 2001

There is no question but that x-radiation is an ionizing radiation and can effect components sensitive to ionization . The higher the power level of the x-ray source, the higher the amount of ionization taking place. At low levels of x-ray we have never had a single report of component damage in 18 years.

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Sean D

#18203

Is X-RAY can damaged Flash IC i.e. imbeded program ? | 19 November, 2001

Hello everyone,

Is it possible to quantify what you consider "Low Level" vs. High Level x-ray exposure?

Is anyone aware of what level of exposure the airlines typically use in security applications?

Thanks, Sean

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