Question about wire bonding on IGBT chip

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by tankworm, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. tankworm

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 15, 2009

    My "boss" ask me to wire-bond an IGBT chip with Al wires. I never did this before, and I even do not know what's on the surface of the chip. I checked the internet and find some example, like this page:

    The chip that I need to bond is shown in the attached picture.
    My question is: 1) What's the meaning of those different "channels" or "columns" on the chip surface?
    2) Do I have to bond one wire on each "channel" like those shown in the website pictures?

    I am not an EE guy, so ...
  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    What you do is to go to the manufacturer and get the data sheet for that IGBT chip. It will identify the structures and bonding pads. You may be able to get to it online. Your "boss" should have provided you with that data.
  3. davejo

    New Member

    Aug 1, 2012
    regarding to your question, you should also consider that the reliability of Al wire bonds depends on the
    bond strength between the Al wire and the IGBT chip.