From the vantage point of the human eye, the patterns of a microchip’s surface meld into an indiscernible mass. Under a carefully aimed microscope, however, it’s a world of silicon channels, gates, and transistors.
Courtesy of TheAwesomeManDan, we’re treated to a very closeup look at the surface of an EPROM, the common erasable-programmable read only memory chip found in thousands of electronics the world over. He writes:
A look at an EPROM microchip under a microscope at 100x ( 0:01 ), 400x ( 0:58 ) and 600x ( 2:43 ) magnification. Some amazing detail becomes visible!
A Look Inside a Microchip [YouTube]
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 01/28/13