Abstract

In this paper, we present the latest results obtained with a 2D Picosecond Imaging Circuit Analysis (PICA) camera with enhanced Near InfraRed (NIR) sensitivity [1] for taking 2D Time Resolved Emission (TRE). We will discuss key applications where the time-resolved imaging capability is very effective in reducing the debug time and improving the interpretation of the failure signatures of several VLSI chips. Besides conventional chip diagnostics, specific focus will be dedicated to new areas of applications, such as security and reverse engineering [2]. We will also discuss spectral analysis and other techniques that can be used to extract valuable information from the PICA dataset.

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