Scanning method for screening of electronic devices

Patent Number: 10,094,874
Issued: 10/9/2018
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Abstract: A visualization method for screening electronic devices is provided. In accordance with the disclosed method, a probe is applied to a grid of multiple points on the circuit, and an output produced by the circuit in response to the stimulus waveform is monitored for each of multiple grid points where the probe is applied. A power spectrum analysis (PSA) produces a power spectrum amplitude, in each of one or more frequency bins, on the monitored output for each of the multiple grid points. The PSA provides a respective pixel value for each of the multiple grid points. An image is displayed, in which image portions representing the multiple grid points are displayed with the respective pixel values.
Filed: 7/13/2016
Application Number: 15/208,931
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.