Smart Card Delaminations


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.

Smart Card Delaminations

Smart Card Induction Coil Defects - Application Note 305

Smart Card Delaminations
Acoustic image left, showing delaminations (black areas)

Sample & Method

A non-contact style Smart Card was imaged on C-SAM to look for potential defects along the section of the induction coil running near the bond pads.


Delaminations (black areas) are visible at several points along the induction coil. In addition, the wire bonds do not appear to be bonded to their pads.