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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 322-324, November 15–19, 2020,
... an advanced defect identification methodology for SRAM bitcell failures with fast speed and high accuracy based on the bitcell transistor analog characteristics from special design for test (DFT) features, Direct Bitcell Access (DBA). This technique has the advantage to shorten FA throughput time due...
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ISTFA2009, ISTFA 2009: Conference Proceedings from the 35th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 93-96, November 15–19, 2009,
...Abstract Abstract The nanoprobe technique has been widely adapted to many circuit analyses from 6T SRAM bitcells to analog circuit failure analysis. But among the applications widely reported, little has focused on the flash bitcell analysis. This paper presents the more unusual case where fail...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 316-319, October 31–November 4, 2021,
... for SRAM bitcell failures with fast speed and high accuracy based on the bitcell transistor analog characteristics from special design for test (DFT) features, Direct Bitcell Access (DBA). This technique has the advantage to shorten FA throughput time due to a time efficient test method and an intuitive...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 80-83, October 31–November 4, 2021,
... through conventional physical failure analysis techniques. In this paper, we present an advanced defect identification methodology for SRAM bitcell failures with fast speed and high accuracy based on the bitcell transistor analog characteristics from special design for test (DFT) features, Direct Bitcell...
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ISTFA2001, ISTFA 2001: Conference Proceedings from the 27th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 51-57, November 11–15, 2001,
... the analog characteristic of the waveform, the defective via would not have been localized. The ability to monitor analog signals has assisted the analysis during various debugging sessions. During the debugging of a read failure in SRAM memory probing of several transistors in the read circuit were carried...
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ISTFA2005, ISTFA 2005: Conference Proceedings from the 31st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 21-26, November 6–10, 2005,
... input bond pads due to moisture, bias, and proximity of (silver-filled) conductive die-attach [5]. Failure analysis followed a standard flow starting at external visual inspection. Electrical characteristics pointed primarily to noise, offset, and gain error at analog input regions. Localization...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 272-277, November 2–6, 2003,
... with each pin DC I-V characteristic taken before and after ESD stress localized the failure to a few analog and core PS pins. (a) (b) Figure1. I-V characteristics for PS pin before (green) and after (red) 500V CDM ESD stress (a), SEM micrograph of a typical ESD damage in functionally failed units (b). All...
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ISTFA2001, ISTFA 2001: Conference Proceedings from the 27th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 477-482, November 11–15, 2001,
...Abstract Abstract The use of analog blocks in deep submicron intergrated circuits has become commonplace. The process used for these circuits is tuned for pure digital applications. Thus, identification of failures in these blocks requires a detailed understanding of the design, test...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 445-453, November 10–14, 2019,
... to measuring analog characteristics of the output of a digital device, measuring the small current fluctuations of a device under test, or measuring electromagnetic emmissions of a device not designed as an antenna. This list is by no means is exhaustive and the field has grown greatly in the past several...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 77-87, November 11–15, 2012,
... the resistors, diodes, Operational Amplifier (Op Amp), and Current Mirrors (Fig. 3). Key to the proper operation of the DTS circuit, and the basis for the failure analysis, is the need for the following Analog Circuit characteristics to function properly. The resistors must have their ratio matched to a tighter...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 182-184, November 12–16, 2006,
...Abstract Abstract Based on the understanding of laser based techniques’ physics theory and the topology/structure of analog circuit systems with feedback loops, the propagation of laser induced voltage/current alteration inside the analog IC is evaluated. A setup connection scheme is proposed...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 167-176, November 2–6, 2003,
... circuitry. Global IDD was then re-measured. Interpretation: External current exhibited original characteristics as a function of voltage (anomalous current was not eliminated by the FIB cut). E/C/C Answer: A current path in the analog circuitry does not exist. At this point, current localization was pursued...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 86-90, November 3–7, 2013,
...Abstract Abstract The proverbial needle in the haystack – locating a minute process defect or subtle ESD strike in a large sea of analog output power FETs can be just that. The premise of this paper is to discuss failure analysis techniques used to identify these elusive “needles”, specifically...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Conference Proceedings from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 29-33, October 31–November 4, 2021,
...Abstract Abstract This article describes a method that combines Analog Signature Analysis (ASA) with IR based Direct Current Injection (IRDCI) for printed circuit board assembly failure analysis. The integration of ASA extends the diagnostic capability of IRDCI from shorted power rails to any...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 390-397, November 5–9, 2017,
... can be implemented in an FA lab without requiring expensive or intricate test setups were presented. The success of these techniques was shown using three FA cases involving analog and mixed signal ICs with varying failure mode characteristics and complexities. Results of the fault isolation process...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 25-35, November 2–6, 2003,
.... However, little has been published on the utility of this technique for analog and mixed signal devices. In this paper we demonstrate the application of T-LSIM on two different analog devices with defects that conventional FA technology and fault isolation techniques were unable to locate. Analog devices...
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ISTFA2010, ISTFA 2010: Conference Proceedings from the 36th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 384-388, November 14–18, 2010,
...Abstract Abstract In this paper, we describe a fault localization strategy for scan designs based on Time Resolved Photon Emission (TRE) and analog simulation. After characterizing the defect’s electrical footprint using TRE, analog fault simulation is applied. A user - friendly software...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 1-7, November 5–9, 2017,
... (SET) has recently risen because of the increased ability of parasitic signals to propagate through advanced circuit with gate lengths shorter than 0.65 nm and to reach memory elements (in this case they become Single Event Upset (SEUs)). Analog devices are especially susceptible to perturbations...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 223-228, November 6–10, 2016,
... and devices become more complex, the amount of digital subsystems distributed in the device analog domain increases. Increasing levels of integration lead to additional subtleties that can cause system failure mechanisms not previously considered in the analog and mixed-signal space. On-chip inductive...
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ISTFA1998, ISTFA 1998: Conference Proceedings from the 24th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 323-327, November 15–19, 1998,
...Abstract Abstract The growth of the Internet over the past four years provides the failure analyst with a new media for communicating his results. The new digital media offers significant advantages over analog publication of results. Digital production, distribution and storage of failure...