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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 623-626, November 14–18, 2004,
... Abstract A failure analysis application utilizing scanning acoustic microscopy (SAM) and time domain reflectometry (TDR) for failure analysis has been developed to isolate broken stitch bonds in thin shrink small outline package (TSSOP) devices. Open circuit failures have occurred...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 616-622, November 14–18, 2004,
... Abstract In time domain reflectometry (TDR), the main emphasis lies on the reflected waveform. Poor probing contact is one of the common problems in getting an accurate waveform. TDR probe normalization is essential before measuring any TDR waveforms. The advantages of normalization include...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 104-107, November 1–5, 2015,
... Abstract Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) is an analysis technique for characterizing a transmission environment (PCB traces, cable assemblies, etc.) and identifying the physical location of defects or impedance discontinuities which can quickly narrow the focus of an investigation. This paper...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 1-6, November 3–7, 2013,
...-domain reflectometry (SDR) utilizing scanning superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) microscopy is a newly developed non-destructive failure analysis (FA) technique for open fault isolation. Unlike the conventional open fault isolation method, time-domain reflectometry (TDR), scanning SQUID...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 21-25, November 11–15, 2012,
...-destructive fault isolation and identification for both 2D and 2.5D with TSV structure of flip-chip packages. The experimental results demonstrate higher accuracy of the EOTPR system in determining the distance to defect compared to the traditional time-domain reflectometry (TDR) systems. electro...
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ISTFA2000, ISTFA 2000: Conference Proceedings from the 26th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 285-291, November 12–16, 2000,
... of the methods employed currently (such as X-ray or crosssectioning) can fall short in terms of throughput time, or success rate. Moreover, many FA techniques can be destructive and therefore leave the sample useless for subsequent tests. On the other hand, time domain reflectometry (TDR) can be used...
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ISTFA2001, ISTFA 2001: Conference Proceedings from the 27th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 95-98, November 11–15, 2001,
... Abstract The focus of this article is on locating signal-to-ground shorts and plane-to-plane shorts using the time domain reflectometry (TDR) based fault isolation system. The article proposes two comparative techniques for plane-to-plane short location, both based on the secondary information...
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ISTFA2011, ISTFA 2011: Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 410-413, November 13–17, 2011,
... Abstract This paper describes the successful effort to develop the Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) tool by automating the equipment process. The current challenges in the tool usage brought about by miniaturization in the package technology presented itself as an opportunity for the tool...
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ISTFA1999, ISTFA 1999: Conference Proceedings from the 25th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 49-55, November 14–18, 1999,
... Abstract Time domain reflectometry (TDR) is increasingly being utilized as a failure analysis tool in the semiconductor industry. TDR can provide fast, nondestructive analysis of packaged integrated circuits. With one measurement, TDR analysis can provide instant identification of the general...
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ISTFA2013, ISTFA 2013: Conference Proceedings from the 39th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 264-269, November 3–7, 2013,
... Abstract Electro Optical Terahertz Pulse Reflectometry (EOTPR), a terahertz based Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) technique, has been evaluated on Flip Chip (FC) and 3D packages. The reduced size and complexity of these new generations of advanced IC products necessitate non-destructive...
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ISTFA2003, ISTFA 2003: Conference Proceedings from the 29th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 9-13, November 2–6, 2003,
... approach for localizing these defects today is time domain reflectometry (TDR) [1]. TDR sends a short electrical pulse into the device and monitors the time to receive reflections. These reflections can correspond to shorts, opens, bends in a wire, normal interfaces between devices, or high resistance...
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ISTFA2000, ISTFA 2000: Conference Proceedings from the 26th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 277-283, November 12–16, 2000,
... Abstract The visual nature of Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) makes it a very natural technology that can assist with fault location in BGA packages, which typically have complex interweaving layouts that make standard failure analysis techniques, such as acoustic imaging and X-ray, less...
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ISTFA2014, ISTFA 2014: Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 210-214, November 9–13, 2014,
... Abstract Traditional time domain reflectometry (TDR) techniques employ time-based information to locate faults within packages with minimal references to internal structures. Here, we combine a novel and innovative technique, electro optical terahertz pulse reflectometry (EOTPR) [1], with full...
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ISTFA2007, ISTFA 2007: Conference Proceedings from the 33rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 140-145, November 4–8, 2007,
... possibilities that can attribute to each pin of the two daisy-chain pairs. That makes the isolation of short failure difficult. Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) is a well- described technique to characterize package discontinuity (open or short failure). By using a bare package substrate and a reference device...
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ISTFA2021, ISTFA 2021: Tutorial Presentations from the 47th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, i1-i109, October 31–November 4, 2021,
... as time domain reflectometry (TDR), electro-optical terahertz pulsed reflectometry (EOTPR), lock-in thermography (LIT), confocal scanning IR laser microscopy, infrared polariscopy, and photon emission microscopy (PEM). It also covers light-induced voltage alteration (LIVA), light-induced capacitance...
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ISTFA2012, ISTFA 2012: Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 17-20, November 11–15, 2012,
... thermal detection, and Magnetic Current Imaging (MCI). For detecting opens Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) has been the only option available to the FA community [1]. TDR uses a pulse generator and high-speed oscilloscope to record reflection of the pulse from the open defect in real time and can provide...
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ISTFA2004, ISTFA 2004: Conference Proceedings from the 30th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 669-672, November 14–18, 2004,
..., at the bump to substrate connection, within the underfill, at the bump to die connection, or at the die metal redistribution layer. In the particular case of Vss and Vdd core power shorts, the shorting mechanism cannot be isolated to a specific site by electrical isolation (i.e. Time-Domain Reflectometry, TDR...
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ISTFA2016, ISTFA 2016: Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 432-440, November 6–10, 2016,
... die /TSV. These findings validated the acoustic signal failing signature and the CSAM images. III. Understanding the Waveform Patterns of a 2.5D SSIT Package using Time Domain Reflectometry. Time domain reflectometry (TDR) has been used in the semiconductor industry for some time. It is another non...
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ISTFA2017, ISTFA 2017: Conference Proceedings from the 43rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 36-39, November 5–9, 2017,
.... Electro optical terahertz pulse reflectometry (EOTPR) is a novel terahertz time domain reflectometry technique that offers the ability to quickly and non-destructively isolate faults in advanced IC packages to an accuracy of less than 10µm [1-8]. An EOTPR system comprises two photo conductive switches...
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ISTFA2015, ISTFA 2015: Conference Proceedings from the 41st International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, 131-134, November 1–5, 2015,
..., Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) measurements offer a convenient means of defect pre- localization. In a typical TDR workflow, measurement from a failed device is compared to a reference Known Good De- vice (KGD), where the fault location is deduced from the tim- ing information embedded...