This test method provides the capabilities, limitations, and suggested possible applications of TGA as it pertains to the detection of counterfeit electronic components. Additionally, this document outlines requirements associated with the application of TGA including: equipment requirements, test sample requirements, methodology, control and calibration, data analysis, reporting, and qualification and certification.
If AS6171/10 is invoked in the contract, the base document, AS6171 General Requirements shall also apply.
This method was created to provide guidance for those unfamiliar with TGA towards its application to the detection of counterfeit electronic parts. Additionally this document is intended to provide guidelines for the application of TGA and to define the compliance requirements for laboratories using this technique.