QX3 Digital Image Gallery
IBM/Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3)
The beautiful ball-grid array (BGA) pattern is very obvious in these digital reflected light images of the PowerPC 750 microprocessor recorded with the Intel Play QX3 computer microscope.
IBM/Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3) Microprocessor at 10x Magnification
IBM/Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3) Microprocessor at 60x Magnification
IBM/Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3) Microprocessor at 200x Magnification
The digital images presented above were captured using the oblique illuminator built into the microscope head with the assistance of a Dolan-Jenner Model 180 fiber optics illuminator using a 150 watt projection lamp. The light pipes of the illuminator were placed at approximately a 45-degree angle with respect to the optical axis of the microscope and were positioned to evenly illuminate the specimen. In many cases, colored gels were placed into filter holders and attached to the front of the light pipes to add color to the chip surfaces. A 2-inch square section of black paper was placed over the diffusion filter on the stage of the microscope to avoid any glare from transmitted illumination.
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