Is there any specfic procedures available for detection of counterfeit passive components like capcitors or ferrite beads. These parts generally do not have any marking and this makes it very difficult to identify wrong parts.
Prabhakar_deosthali, Good idea. Cost is the main obstacle to the idea of a tracking solution, though. For expensive components this idea is likely to be viable but there are hundreds of millions of electronic parts that are shipped each day for pennies. It's going to be difficult for a supplier to further slice into their thin margins by adding new costs. Plus, this won't solve the problem of legacy products. What can the industry do about the billions of parts already in the market for which tracing is extremely difficult now?
One of my suggestions to have a check on the counterfeiting is to have a trace back record available from the original component manufacturer - A system that will provide the complete track of how that component has traveled from the manufacturer to the distributor to the retailer .
If such system is implemented and if all the partners in the supply chain faithfully input the movement in and out of their location into the system , then the final buyer can quickly verify whether the component he is buying is coming from the authentic source or not.
Such system should have a secure access to keep it protected from the counterfeiters offcourse
@Adeniji: That is true. But many parts are intricate and involved, generally engineer or better test technician only finds it out. However, being engineer and technician, they are more polite and do not disclose their true feelings about counterfeit part. I suggest they shoud lbe less fromal and inform and comment parts looking like bogus part. This will help quality control people.
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