Destructive Evaluation: Decapsulation
As a member of the CALCE Consortium, Nisene has consistently provided CALCE with state-of-the-art decapsulation equipment. The Model 250, the latest in a line of high technology decapsulators, is an automated system that uses fuming nitric or sulfuric acid to expose the silicon die. The precise nature of decapsulation allows for measurement of wirebond strengths and an optical view of operating integrated circuits (ICs).
Image of a decapped plastic quad-flat pack (PQFP)