November 10, 2012

Invensense MPU6050 : Weekend die-shot fail

Invensense MPU6050 - is a very interesting 16bit gyroscope+accelerometer chip.
Unfortunately, there are 2 dies attached face-to-face, and we were unable to separate them without crushing them into pieces.
Let us know if you know how to separate such attached dies.

November 4, 2012

Micron MT4C1024 : Weekend die-shot

Micron MT4C1024 - 1 mebibit (220 bit) dynamic ram.
Widely used in 286 and 386-era computers, early 90's.

Die size - 8662x3969µm.

October 21, 2012

AMD Palce16V8h : Weekend die-shot

GAL(Generic array logic) microchips are FPGA and CPLD grandfathers.
AMD Palce16V8h is an 32x64 array of AND elements.

Die size - 2434x2079µm, 1µm technology.

September 30, 2012

Altera EPM7032 : Weekend die-shot

Altera EPM7032 - CPLD which have seen a lot... One of the last using 5V supply.

Die size - 3446x2252µm, technology node 1µm.

September 23, 2012

Atmel ATmega8 : Weekend die-shot

ATmega8 - one of the most popular 8-bit microcontrollers.

Die size - 2855x2795µm, technology node 500nm.

September 17, 2012

STM32F100C4T6B : Weekend die-shot

STM32F100C4T6B - is the smallest microcontroller made by STMicroelectronics based on ARM Cortex-M3 core.

Die size - 2854x3123µm.

September 8, 2012

AVR ATtiny13a : Weekend die-shot

ATtiny13A - one of the smallest Atmel's microcontrollers: only 1kb of flash and 32 bytes of SRAM. Die size though appeared to be unexpectedly big (1620x1640 µm).

500nm technology node.