PCA Stress Measuring Software



Combination with the PCD-400A/430A the PCA Stress Measuring Software PCAS-100A is the dedicated software to test stress on a PCB.
User-friendly, even a beginner can test a PCB stress, analyze data, and create reports in accordance with IPC/JEDEC-9704A*1.
*1. Evaluation method for a PCB using strain gages is regulated by IPC/ JDEC9704A and it is valid for quality evaluation or failure analysis.


●Usable without knowledge of stress measurements, just follow the guidance.
●Reporting feature specialized for PCB stress measurements.
●Use: Testing stress of printed circuit assemblies
ICT, BFT, heat sink assembly, system board integration, or system assembly.

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PCA Stress Measuring Software



Operating Environment
OS Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, 8.1 or Windows® 10, English/Japanese
32, 64 bits support
CPU Intel Core i3 or advanced
Memory If 32-bit OS, 2 GB or more
If 64-bit OS, 4 GB or more
Display 1024×768 pixels or more
1280×1024 or more recommended
Measuring Conditions
Number of Channels 16 (Uniaxial gages: 16 PC Triaxial gages: 5 PC)
Channel Conditions Gage types
(1G2W, 1G3W,2G2W, 2G3W, 3G2W, 3G3W,half bridge, and full bridge)
Measuring range (200, 500, 1000, 2000,5000, 10000, and 20000 ×10-6 strain)Gage factor
Measuring Modes Manual measurement
Recoding from REC to STOP, or designated number of data items from REC.
Sampling Frequencies 100, 200, 500, 1 k, 2 k, 5 k, and 10 k Hz
LPF 10, 30, 100 Hz, and FLAT
Measuring Condition Files Saves and loads pre-set measuring conditions.
Measuring Instruments
Applicable Instruments PCD-400A, PCD-430A (Max. 4 units)
Applicable Gage Types Uniaxial, biaxial, and triaxial (rosette gage)
Catalog Searches strain gages for PCA stress test.
Bonding Describes the method of strain gage bonding on the PCB.
Y-time Graphs X axis is time (s).
Y axis is strain (Uniaxial-gage, principal, diagonal)
Strain-rate Graphs X axis is strain-rate, Y axis is maximum principal strain.
* Strain rate is the rate of change in strain per time.
Y Axis Range Auto-scale
Settable scale (×10-6 strain)
1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000,5000, 10000, and 20000
Data Files
Saving File Formats KYOWA standard file format KS2.
Report Types Create report with Graph or Table.
Graph-reports Y-time graphs, strain-rate graphs
Table-reports Maximum principal strain, Minimum principal strain, Diagonal strain, Strain-rate
Clipboard Copies graphs and tables.
Allows other application software to use the data.
Printing Print out reports
Report Files Allows report files (PCR format) to be saved,
read and edited.

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