A Neutron Hardness Assurance Screen Based on High-Frequency Probe Measurements.
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The objective of this study was to devise wafer level AC measurement procedures as an aid to the development of production line radiation hardness assurance screens and controls for complex Integrated Circuits ICs. This objective was met using a commercially available AC probe and associated test equipment in conjunction with removable probe pads connected to critical circuit node points. The procedure was demonstrated for the test case of 100 electrical screens for neutron effects on transistors on dielectrically isolated linear circuits. Prediction accuracies using a damage factor obtained independently averaged 4 with a 4 standard deviation. This test case was only a part of the more general development program which is still in progress. A number of other applications for the measurement procedure are described. Author
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products