Thursday, 27 October 2011

Macro Microchip

To see this (much) bigger click here. This is a single integrated circuit die only 3 by 2 mm in size... The thin silver wires radiating from the edges of the die connect the integrated circuit to the legs of its case. The two large greyish patches are the chip's memory, this is an EPROM chip which stores data or programs. The data can be erased by shining a bright UV light onto the microchip. The other fine detail is the control circuitry which lets the chip actually access its memory, write to the memory and function as a microcontroller.

This picture was taken with a Canon 450D using a reversed 18-55mm lens set to 18mm.

Software used:
UFRaw - For RAW to jpeg conversion with colour balancing, etc.