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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110111
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
..., the solution to the 3D problem, along with examples of its application to real failures in devices. 3D magnetic field analysis electrical fault isolation magnetic field imaging microelectronic circuit failure analysis As process technologies of integrated circuits become more...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110132
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... limitations of these techniques (TDR, EOTPR, and combo TDR/TDT) are summarized and compared. electrical connectors electro optical terahertz pulse reflectometry fault isolation semiconductor packages telegraph lines time domain reflectometry time domain transmissometry twisted cables...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110323
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... voltage contrast that enables one to identify the precise location of the defect thereby eliminating the need to perform other types of fault isolation such as electrical probing. At times not only will this initial SEM inspection reveal the location of the defect, but will also allow one to determine...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... failure analysis process can contribute to accelerate the technology development yield ramp-up. The current state-of-the-art scanning optical microscope (SOM) tool enables both static and dynamic fault isolation to be performed on the same tool. Figure 3 shows a wafer-level FI setup that...
Book Chapter

Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.sfa.t52780035
EISBN: 978-1-62708-268-6
... these items. This ability to identify combinations of things that can induce the top undesired event is a major fault-tree analysis advantage. All other analysis techniques focus on specific component failures in isolation. These other analysis techniques do not identify the effects of combinations of...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110025
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
...-destructive localization techniques. The techniques considered for advanced fault isolation are magnetic current imaging for shorts and opens; infrared thermography for electrical shorts; time-domain-reflectometry for shorts and opens; scanning acoustic microscopy; and 2D/3D X-Ray microscopy. The individual...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110010
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... optical inspection, X-ray inspection, scanning acoustic microscopy, infrared (IR) microscopy, and electrical verification. The article discusses various fault isolation techniques to tackle the wide array of failure signatures, namely IR lock-in thermography, magnetic current imaging, time domain...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110180
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... Abstract Photon emission (PE) is one of the major optical techniques for contactless isolation of functional faults in integrated circuits (ICs) in full electrical operation. This article describes the fundamental mechanisms of PE in silicon based ICs. It presents the opportunities of...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110550
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... chip disconnects the chip-chip test chain for further electrical fault isolation. (b) Removing the top chips to analyze the interposer net might remove the defect if it exists on a top chip. The emission on the one top chip might indicate a defect on that portion of the top chip. Successful...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110244
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
.... Electrical fault isolation is an essential process in the failure analysis (FA) workflow. The ability to efficiently and accurately localize anomalous circuit activity with nanometric precision enables analysts to better interpret failing electrical signatures before definitive physical analysis...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110228
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... Abstract Diagnosing the root cause of a failure is particularly challenging if the symptom of the failure is not consistently observable. This article focuses on Laser Assisted Device Alteration/Soft Defect Localization (LADA/SDL), a global fault isolation technique, for detecting such failures...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110262
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... the need for CAD-based FA techniques to isolate defects in ICs. Electrical Fault Isolation (EFI) becomes more and more complex with additional levels of interconnects, smaller feature sizes, and higher transistor densities in modern semiconductor devices. These challenges increase FA cycle time...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.sfa.t52780109
EISBN: 978-1-62708-268-6
... fractures, wear patterns, and witness marks, and so on. In electromechanical or electrical systems, the fault-tree analysis frequently identifies electronic component or subassembly failures as potential causes of a system failure. When this occurs, several techniques are useful for determining if the...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110101
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
..., this means reporting to the user, which segments of the net could have the open, and which segments can be assumed defect free. Intel presented a method [37] to isolate interconnects opens by extending the stuck-at fault model to create a net fault model. It was shown that interconnect opens to...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110016
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... die for further electrical testing and fault isolation is not a trial task. Top die removal or backside milling may be required if the failing die happens to be in the middle or at the bottom of the stacked dice. For CSPs in WLCSP form, different challenges arise. These bare-die-like devices are not...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110587
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... as well as the solder connections. Once the CAP is electrically isolated by cutting the traces on the board, ESR should be measured again. Removal of the CAP from the board should be done with the least amount of thermal and mechanical stress on the CAP, as either one of these could change the...
Book Chapter

Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.sfa.t52780147
EISBN: 978-1-62708-268-6
... during the design. Worst-case tolerance conditions (both mechanical and electrical) may not be fully analyzed during the design, which can result in excess clearance, mechanical interference, or degraded system performance. The requirements flowdown from the system level to the subsystem or...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.sfa.t52780019
EISBN: 978-1-62708-268-6
... place to start. Most systems are complex, and it may be that no single engineer knows how the entire system is supposed to work. The failure analysis team may have to interview mechanical, electrical, and software engineers to learn how the system is supposed to operate. More complex systems have...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110285
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... structure is disturbed by FIB milling, it tends to lose its ability to insulate and becomes leaky to adjacent metal lines making the electrical isolation of the FIB openings for the deposited tungsten difficult. Due to the difficulties of constructing FIB deposited microprobe pads for copper...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mfadr7.t91110613
EISBN: 978-1-62708-247-1
... clues to a defect, they are typically analog. An expanded treatment of all these topics can be found in reference [1] . Root cause corrective action requires localization of the failure mechanism and electrical characterization of the circuit failure mode. Therefore, we need a reflexive knowledge...