Publicly Available Dataset for PCB X-Ray Inspection (FICS- University of Florida)


Researchers from the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) at the University of Florida published this technical paper titled “FICS PCB X-ray: A dataset for automated printed circuit board inter-layers inspection.”


“Advancements in computer vision and machine learning breakthroughs over the years have paved the way for automated X-ray inspection (AXI) of printed circuit boards (PCBs). However, there is no standard dataset to verify the capabilities and limitations of such advancements in practice due to the lack of publicly available datasets for PCB X-ray inspection. Furthermore, there is a lack of diverse PCB X-ray datasets that encompass images from X-ray Computed Tomography (CT). To address the lack of data, we developed the first comprehensive publicly available dataset, “FICS PCB X-ray,” to aid in the development of robust PCB-AXI methodologies. The dataset consists of diverse images from the tomographic image domain, along with challenging cases of unaligned, raw X-ray data of PCBs. Further, the dataset contains projection data and the reconstructed volume which is converted into a Tiff stack. Annotated X-ray layer images are also available for image processing and machine learning tasks. This paper summarizes the existing databases and their limitations, and proposes a new dataset, “FICS PCB X-ray”.”

Find the technical paper here. Published July 2022.

Authors:Dhwani Mehta and John True and Olivia P. Dizon-Paradis and Nathan Jessurun and Damon L. Woodard and Navid Asadizanjani and Mark Tehranipoor
FICS PCB X-ray: A dataset for automated printed circuit board inter-layers inspection, Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2022/924, 2022, https://eprint.iacr.org/2022/924

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