Laser voltage probing (LVP), an IR-based technique, facilitates through-silicon signal waveform acquisition and high frequency timing measurements from active p-n junctions on CMOS ICs. The ICs can be in flip-chip as well as wire-bond packages with backside access to the IC. As the article explains, LVP significantly improves silicon debug and failure analysis throughput time compared to electron-beam probing because it eliminates the need for backside trenching and probe-hole generating operations.
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