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ISTFA2005, ISTFA 2005: Conference Proceedings from the 31st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 311-315, November 6–10, 2005,
... Abstract Accurately measuring parameter mismatch for analog MOSFETs, such as the threshold voltage (Vt) or W/L ratio, is often required in analog circuit failure analysis. The challenge in probing analog MOSFETs using atomic force probing (AFP) is contact resistance. Contact resistance between...
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ISTFA2006, ISTFA 2006: Conference Proceedings from the 32nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 497-502, November 12–16, 2006,
... devices at contact level is an increasing concern for such peripheral logic circuits as SRAM sense amps, PLL circuits, and analog current mirror circuits where gate width features frequently exceed 3µm. Experimental results comparing AFP Kelvin measurements at contact level on the same MOSFET test...
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ISTFA2008, ISTFA 2008: Conference Proceedings from the 34th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 273-276, November 2–6, 2008,
... MOSFET to control failing device temperature. High temperature failures of Mixed-signal and analog power IC Mixed-signal and analog power IC s are widely used in industry. Almost all of them have active power control components such as high current or voltage BJTs, MOSFET s, ect., integrated on the chip...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 141-146, November 1–5, 2015,
... a macro to micro 3D package perspective, to achieve the bona fide path forward and true root cause. automatic test equipment copper clips heat dissipation integrated power conversion leakage current multi-chip-module packaging power MOSFETs root cause analysis silicon system-in-packages...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 234-236, November 6–10, 2016,
... at the same Vbe. As expected, we found more than half of the PNP test structures on the scribe line have measureable RTS noise when measuring in Ib range of two decades. We also characterized the MOSFETs used in the reference circuit and did not see RTS noise at the operation bias conditions. ISTFA 2016...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 403-412, October 28–November 1, 2018,
... Abstract Random Telegraph Signal (RTS), also described as popcorn noise in semiconductor analog circuits occurs when there is a sudden step in threshold voltage for a MOSFET or sudden step in base current for a bipolar transistor. The causes of popcorn noise can be process-related...
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ISTFA2018, ISTFA 2018: Conference Proceedings from the 44th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 183-190, October 28–November 1, 2018,
... International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis October 28 November 1, 2018, Phoenix, Arizona, USA DOI: 10.31399/asm.cp.istfa2018p0183 Copyright © 2018 ASM International® All rights reserved www.asminternational.org Use of Analog Simulation in Failure Analysis: Application to Emission Microscopy...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 91-99, November 15–19, 2020,
... techniques to provide diagnosis with accurate candidates for physical analysis. The experimental results of the presented flow, from several cases of application, show the validity of this approach. analog signal diagnosis electrical simulation electrical test emission microscopy failure analysis...
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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,
... the laser sensitive sites on the DUT (Device Under Test). Analog Circuits with Feedback Loops Feedback loops are used in most analog circuit systems to improve stability and linearity. However, the feedback loop introduces a major challenge for failure analysis. The feedback system usually functions...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 229-233, November 6–10, 2016,
... highlighted a new challenge: the Bottom Oxide (BOX) layer, by isolating the Silicon Active Area from the bulk made PVC technique less effective in finding leaky MOSFET gates. A solution involving sample preparation performed with standard FA toolset is proposed to enhance PVC on SOI substrate. analog...
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ISTFA2010, ISTFA 2010: Conference Proceedings from the 36th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 373-377, November 14–18, 2010,
... analog domain, while the digital domain showed no problem in scan test. At first, the clock signal was checked by using time integrated dynamic photon emission in analog domain and the interface between analog and digital domains. The differential PEM imaging was obtained with clock @ 50 MHz...
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ISTFA2009, ISTFA 2009: Conference Proceedings from the 35th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 208-213, November 15–19, 2009,
... describe our implementation of this approach, Quadrature-clocked Voltage-dependent Capacitance Measurements (QVCM), and its application to 45 nm node BEOL: wire capacitance variability measurements for analog design, and capacitive test structure to measure the effect of metal pattern density on Chemical...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 277-279, November 15–19, 2020,
...-type MOSFET, is one of the important device in DRAM, and major core AC characteristics are closely related to performance of cell transistor [1]. On-state current (Ion) affects data write time (tWR), and off-state current (Ioff) affects data retention time (tRet) [2-4]. When high voltage is applied...
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ISTFA2007, ISTFA 2007: Conference Proceedings from the 33rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 146-150, November 4–8, 2007,
... cycle test could cause a reliability failure. (2) Transistor level (front end): Transistor level defects could cause MOSFET threshold voltage shift, substrate junction leakage and so on. Doping defects, silicon level contaminations, silicon crystalline defects and poly silicon defects are among the most...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 191-195, November 5–9, 2017,
... capabilities. To our knowledge, the usability of laser-voltage imaging in these low-frequency regimes has not been studied extensively so far, even though it has been previously demonstrated that analog test structures do produce large signals when stimulated in the megahertz range [5, 6]. In addition...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 217-222, November 11–15, 2012,
... seconds. The output of the reference frequency source from the lock-in amplifier serves as a driver source for MR mapping. The amplitude and phase outputs from the lock-in amplifier are sent to the analog input of this system for mapping. Test 1: 10umx10um pMOSFET In order to properly compare both...
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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 370-373, November 9–13, 2014,
... (positive) and VDD (negative). Case 1 This functional failure case involved an analog and mixed- mode IC with four metal layers. The functional failure mode of the failed IC was: an open load status was reported mistakenly on output MOSFET 3 when it was turned on with a 2A load. For the reference IC under...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 283-291, November 3–7, 2013,
... Modes in Power-cycling Tests ; CIPS 2012. [2] Celya, J. R. et al., Towards Accelerated Ageing Methodologies and Heelth of Power Mosfets , Annual Conference of the Prosnostics and Heelth Management Society, 2009. [3] Interface Degradation of Al Heavy Wire Bonds on Power Semiconductors during Active...
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ISTFA2005, ISTFA 2005: Conference Proceedings from the 31st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 241-244, November 6–10, 2005,
... and failure mechanisms in terms of process integration. This paper discusses ways to characterize integration-driven defects using deprocessing techniques and cross-section imaging to obtain 3-D views of such defects. As an example a single-via test structure is evaluated. The article focuses...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 366-371, November 10–14, 2019,
... that the observed large Vos originates from mismatch at the device physics level, namely the current- voltage characteristics of individual devices. In CMOS analog and mixed-signal design, the current-voltage characteristics of single MOSFET are critical in determining the performance of most functional blocks...