Microtek Laboratories is dedicated to serving our customers as their primary resource for testing and inspection services, customer support and as an integral technical resource. Our technical knowledge, reference library, technical blogs and links are made available to our valued customers. These resources include the latest industry and technical information, updates to test method development, test sample artwork and extensive technical library.
Sample Test Reports
All of Microtek Laboratories test reports are available for delivery in electronic .PDF format. The sample test report links below will allow you to download an example of a test report for various areas of our test capabilities scope.
CAF / SIR / ECM Testing
As spacing and part sizes on PCB’s decrease, the need to verify Conductive Anodic Filament (CAF), Surface Insulation Resistance (SIR) and Electrochemical Migration Resistance (ECM/EMR) have become increasingly necessary. These tests use high temperature/humidity environments in order to understand a product’s reliability by accelerating any failures that might happen. Electrical attributes are evaluated during or after accelerated environmental exposures to further ascertain the product’s performance under these severe conditions. Use the link below to learn more.
CAF / SIR / ECM Testing SIR Artwork Sample Request Form Download Applications and Forms
Test Sample Artwork
Surface Insulation Resistance (SIR)
Surface Insulation Resistance testing is a critical Issue in today’s electronic market, Microtek Labs provides SIR testing services to a variety of specifications, including; BELLCORE, IPC, J-STD, and customer specifications. We provide a SIR Gerber file format test pattern free to the industry in an effort for standardization. Please submit the "Artwork Sample Request Form" link below to obtain this artwork at no charge. For a complete listing of our Environmental test services, please go to the CAF /SIR / ECM testing section of our website.
SIR Artwork Sample Request Form
UL PWB / PCB Test Sample
Microtek Laboratories has developed test sample artwork that optimizes the features of the UL test sample. To request this Gerber file format artwork at no charge to our customers, simply complete and submit the "Artwork Sample Request Form".
UL Artwork Sample Request Form Download Applications and Forms
Technical Resource Library
Microtek Laboratories’ technical staff and management have published numerous articles and authored columns in the leading trade publications for the industry. These and other technical articles, columns, blogs and press releases are available here for viewing or download. Microtek is committed to being the source for information about our industry. If you have a question, please do not hesitate to contact someone on our technical staff.
White Papers and Presentations
Military Specification and Test Methods (MIL Specs)
In an effort to more completely serve our customer’s requests, Microtek is now providing "quick links" to direct resources of industry relevant military specification and test methods through a direct link to “The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC®) serves the Department of Defense (DoD) community as the largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today.
As we get latest information on the industry we will post it here for download. Below are links to Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) files which contain information on the issues that are affecting you today. On the next page, there are links to pages with technical columns, articles, press releases and industry news Microtek is committed to being the source for information about our industry. If you have a question, please do not hesitate to contact someone on our technical staff.
Published Articles and Columns
||CAF Testing, Setup & Procedures
||"F” is for Flex