RCA Research Operations

Department Number: 
4310

Department Inventory

Inventory Classification

Thermal Imaging Station: OptoTherm model EL

Infrared thermal imaging aids in identifying hot spots in printed circuit boards and components, and in the validation of heat transfer simulations.

University Tag Number: 
178547
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Konstantin Pokhodnya
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
112

J. A. Woollam M-88 Ellipsometer
Determines multilayer thicknesses, optical constants, crystallinity, surface and interfacial roughness. Has a 300 mm programmable sample stage with motorized rotation and 88 wavelengths from 280 to 760 nm. Completes full spectrum measurement in 1/20 s.

University Tag Number: 
173260
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Greg Strommen
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
122B

Temperature cycling is similar to temperature shock testing, with the difference being that temperature cycling has slower transitions between temperature extremes. Two chambers were acquired; the larger unit is appropriate for cycling printed circuit board assemblies while the small unit is appropriate for individual devices. Both chambers provide standards-compliant conditions for air-to-air testing.

University Tag Number: 
173173
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
112

Programmable oven used to cure or age materials and assemblies in air or Nitrogen gas atmosphere.

University Tag Number: 
172985
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
126B

Highly Accelerated Stress Test (HAST) Chamber (vendor: ESPEC, model EHS-211M)
HAST exposes assemblies to 85% relative humidity at 100 °C, at up to 4 atm pressure. This drives moisture into organic packaging structures and triggers ionic corrosion.

University Tag Number: 
178573
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
112B

Vacuum oven utilizes a vacuum chamber for eliminating air pockets and/or air bubbles as they are being cured.

University Tag Number: 
172984
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
126B

This large chamber provides controlled temperature and humidity levels above and below ambient. It is also capable of slow cycling conditions.

University Tag Number: 
167731
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
112

Scanning CCD camera designed to create high quality images of 2-D DIGE gels. It’s high resolution and precise motion control, produces accurate multichannel images of Cy2-, Cy3, and Cy5-labeled gels. The system is also designed to image other fluorescent gel applications, and can be used with ECL Plex Western Blotting System. It is controlled from the Ettan DIGE Imager software, and can be set up for a variety of gel formats.

University Tag Number: 
178578
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Shane Stafslien
Location Description
Research I Addition
Room Number: 
1234

The Tecan EVO liquid handling system is utilized to automate the various protocols and procedures of the high-throughput biological assays. It contains a liquid handling arm (LiHa) that can work with both tubes and plates enabling rapid tube to multi-well plate sample transfers and dilutions. The LiHa is equipped with eight tips configured with a wide combination of fixed and disposable options. Bulk reagent additions can be performed with these devices or with integrated reagent dispensers.

University Tag Number: 
172977
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Shane Stafslien
Location Description
Research I Addition
Room Number: 
1230
Inventory Classification

Aqueous washer that is used to wash by-products and contamination from assembled electronic components and assemblies.

University Tag Number: 
171690
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
126A