Comparison of different power cycling strategies for accelerated lifetime testing of power devices

Zoltan Sarkany, Andras Vass-Varnai, M. Rencz

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Abstract

Power cycling is a widely used accelerated lifetime testing method to evaluate the reliability of power modules and discrete components. Based on the accelerated test results one can deduce the lifetime of these devices in normal operation conditions. Although, we have to be careful, because not only the initial parameters, but the control strategy used during the cycling tests may also affect the measured lifetime. In this paper we present the results of a power cycling experiment, which was carried out using three different cycling strategies. Several electrical parameters were measured in each cycle and thermal transient results were captured at regular intervals to enable evaluating how the failures evolve in the different cycling strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th Electronics System-Integration Technology Conference, ESTC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781479940264
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 18 2014
Event5th Electronics System-Integration Technology Conference, ESTC 2014 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: Sep 16 2014Sep 18 2014

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Other5th Electronics System-Integration Technology Conference, ESTC 2014
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period9/16/149/18/14

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Sarkany, Z., Vass-Varnai, A., & Rencz, M. (2014). Comparison of different power cycling strategies for accelerated lifetime testing of power devices. In Proceedings of the 5th Electronics System-Integration Technology Conference, ESTC 2014 [6962833] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ESTC.2014.6962833

Comparison of different power cycling strategies for accelerated lifetime testing of power devices. / Sarkany, Zoltan; Vass-Varnai, Andras; Rencz, M.

Proceedings of the 5th Electronics System-Integration Technology Conference, ESTC 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. 6962833.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sarkany, Z, Vass-Varnai, A & Rencz, M 2014, Comparison of different power cycling strategies for accelerated lifetime testing of power devices. in Proceedings of the 5th Electronics System-Integration Technology Conference, ESTC 2014., 6962833, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 5th Electronics System-Integration Technology Conference, ESTC 2014, Helsinki, Finland, 9/16/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/ESTC.2014.6962833
Sarkany Z, Vass-Varnai A, Rencz M. Comparison of different power cycling strategies for accelerated lifetime testing of power devices. In Proceedings of the 5th Electronics System-Integration Technology Conference, ESTC 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. 6962833 https://doi.org/10.1109/ESTC.2014.6962833
Sarkany, Zoltan ; Vass-Varnai, Andras ; Rencz, M. / Comparison of different power cycling strategies for accelerated lifetime testing of power devices. Proceedings of the 5th Electronics System-Integration Technology Conference, ESTC 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014.
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