CSP Delaminations

Pictured

Time Domain Imaging (TDI)™
Utilizes an echo (amplitude & polarity) arrival ‘time’ as a reference, such as standard A-Scan, B-Scan and C-Mode type images.

CSP Delaminations

CSP Delamination - Application Note 540

CSP Delaminations
Massive delamination shown in red

Sample & Method

In this CSP the die is mounted to an elastomer material, which is then attached to a flex substrate with solder balls. The interconnections between the die and substrate are done with TAB (Tape Automated Bond) like connections. This part is flipped over and viewed through the solder ball/flex substrate side.

Result

In the acoustic image, the traces run from chip, but seem to disappear when they encounter the large red area. This area is a massive delamination within the polyimide. Since the delamination reflects all the ultrasound to the transducer, there is no reflection from the traces behind the delamination.