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ISTFA2002, ISTFA 2002: Conference Proceedings from the 28th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 251-257, November 3–7, 2002,
... Abstract This paper outlines a methodology which accurately identifies fault locations in Mixed Signal Integrated Circuits (ICs). The architecture of Mixed Signal ICs demands more attention during failure analysis because of the complexity of measuring both the analog and digital signals...
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ISTFA2009, ISTFA 2009: Conference Proceedings from the 35th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 278-282, November 15–19, 2009,
... often are hidden by the high signal variations in analog or mixed-mode ICs. analog integrated circuits dynamic laser stimulation failure analysis mixed-signal integrated circuits phase variation mapping semiconductor devices soft defect localization Development of laser-based Variation...
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ISTFA2005, ISTFA 2005: Conference Proceedings from the 31st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 224-227, November 6–10, 2005,
... factor of 0 dB; and describes signal to noise issues in the output signal, along with their improvement techniques. This cost-effective solution incorporates features that make it well suited to the task of differential measurement of circuit nodes within an RF IC. The Radio Probe concept offers a number...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 270-273, November 1–5, 2015,
... and Results (Case1) One mixed signal IC which comprises of both analog and digital circuits was returned by customer due to abnormal RESET signal at cold temperature (CT) (0°C) test. The failure would disappear and pass the Auto Test Equipment (ATE) at room temperature (RT) (25°C), and high temperature (120°C...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 31-34, November 1–5, 2015,
... synchronization method is proposed to localize the soft defect precisely only with an OBIRCH tool on analog and mixed-signal ICs. The methodology and system configuration are presented. A case is studied successfully on an analog and mixed-signal IC using this method. analog integrated circuits failure...
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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,
... Abstract Root cause analysis of parametric failures in mixed-signal IC designs has been a challenging topic due to the marginality of failure modes. This work presents two case studies of offset voltage (Vos) failures which are commonly seen in mixed-signal IC designs. Nanoprobing combined...
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ISTFA2002, ISTFA 2002: Conference Proceedings from the 28th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 777-783, November 3–7, 2002,
... Abstract First silicon of a cost effective, BICMOS mixed signal RF/IF integrated circuit (IC) for third generation (3G) cellular phones showed high leakage current on the analog receive supply pins in “battery save” mode. Our tasks were to identify and isolate the source of leakage and to fix...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 179-188, November 1–5, 2015,
... technique. analog gates circuit blocks electro-optical tester mixed-signal integrated circuits reverse engineering scanning transmission electron microscopy security applications thermal imaging time-integrated photon emission time-resolved photon emission Techniques for Reverse...
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ISTFA2019, ISTFA 2019: Conference Proceedings from the 45th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 173-178, November 10–14, 2019,
... information, mixed signal design flows have data to visualize schematic for analog blocks. The graphical presentation of a device s schematics is a requirement for successful failure analysis in mixed signal and analog ICs. A feature in Synopsys® Avalon supports integrating and aligning multiple design files...
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ISTFA1999, ISTFA 1999: Conference Proceedings from the 25th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 359-364, November 14–18, 1999,
... of high impedance failure sites in a 0.35 μm CMOS design. Although DFT was designed for production testing, the failure mechanism discussed in this paper may not have been isolated without this technique. The device of interest is a mixed signal integrated circuit that provides a digital up-convert...
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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,
... signature on mixed-signal devices is presented. Introduction Integrated circuit reliability becomes more and more important factors in the competition between semiconductor companies. Failure analysis is crucial for identifying failure mechanisms and improving IC device reliability. However, as device...
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ISTFA2007, ISTFA 2007: Conference Proceedings from the 33rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 86-92, November 4–8, 2007,
... is used to identify the defective conditions and to select accurately the environmental and electrical IC parameters during the analysis. Figure 1 presents Shmoo plot (fTx versus Vbat) when the DUT is heated at 90°C. Figure 1: Shmoo plot: Vbat variations as a function of frequency of the input Tx signal...
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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,
... circuits dynamic laser stimulation failure mode analysis fault isolation mixed-signal integrated circuits semiconductor devices Practical Dynamic Laser Stimulation Techniques for Complex Analog and Mixed Signal IC Failure Analysis Jeffrey Javier, Taylor Hurdle, Sammie Fernandez, Kari Van Vliet...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 228-231, November 11–15, 2012,
... and was done in the way to simplify SDL setup, i.e., no synchronization between DUT and laser moves. In this setup the circuit was already at the edge of PASS/FAIL state, i.e. by playing mainly with the laser beam power and pixel dwell time the PASS/FAIL signal switched the state from FAIL to PASS. Figure 3...
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ISTFA2020, ISTFA 2020: Papers Accepted for the Planned 46th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 103-107, November 15–19, 2020,
... LabVIEW software using NI-PXI test platform was successfully implemented to effectively convert the failure mode into a pass/fail signal which provided a reliable SDL result. Introduction Advanced logic and mixed signal power electronic integrated circuits have become a staple building block of products...
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ISTFA1996, ISTFA 1996: Conference Proceedings from the 22nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 251-256, November 18–22, 1996,
... Abstract Internal IC probing has become an important tool for failure analysis and defect localization. Optical stimulation of logical transients enables the investigation of electrical pulse propagation through IC-regions which are not directly connected to an external input. The signal...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 452-455, November 3–7, 2013,
... helped Freescale to identify a wafer fab process limitation and contributed to test improvement. emission microscopy failure analysis fault localization mixed-mode integrated circuits wafer fabrication Failure localization of an electrical transient behavior on a mixed- mode IC by using...
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ISTFA2010, ISTFA 2010: Conference Proceedings from the 36th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 1-4, November 14–18, 2010,
... to confirm a drive strength issue caused by a process change. failure analysis mixed-signal integrated circuits nanoprobing solid immersion lens thermal-induced voltage alteration Combining High-Resolution Pulsed TIVA and Nanoprobing Techniques to Identify Drive Strength Issues in Mixed-signal...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 320-324, November 2–6, 2003,
... Abstract In this paper, we will present our solution to the problem of test based fault localization in the failure analysis laboratory environment. The test system described herein is currently used for a number of high power mixed signal application specific integrated circuits (ASICs...
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ISTFA2002, ISTFA 2002: Conference Proceedings from the 28th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 371-376, November 3–7, 2002,
.... This is a quick and effective technique in isolating small leaky nets for integrated devices. failure analysis focused ion beam infrared detectors integrated devices leakage current system evaluation board Leakage Isolation of Mixed-Signal Devices at Operating Modes William Xia Qualcomm Inc., San...