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'[PIC]: Silicon af PIC's'
Today, at work a PIC16C558 JW blew up. That gave me the chance to take it
(the ceramic that is) and put the silicon under a microscope. The microscope
nice pictures of the silicon. I think i could see the program memory (not
sure about this)
becouse there was a 'smooth' area (when viewed with the naked eye) that
of 14 rows (instruction width = 14 bits)...
I also noticed the microchip logo between 2 bonding pads! It constisted of
the cicle-with-the-M-cut-out-of-it (tm). Also, under the logo where 4 lines
alphanumeric characters. My best guess is that it is the silicon rev number
and some other things. Does anybody know what the 4 lines below the logo
I'm not sure what the 4 lines are, but I do know that Microchip isn't the
first company to do this Silicon Art. This is awesome:
In a message dated 6/8/00 9:56:17 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
RENDO.DEKOOI.NL writes: jilles
> Today, at work a PIC16C558 JW blew up. That gave me the chance to take it
> (the ceramic that is) and put the silicon under a microscope. The
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