I'm currently in the process of decapping some IC's by means of chemical etching and I would like to know what kind of microscope
I should buy to inspect the die afterwards. According to the documents on decapping that I read, I need around 100x magnification (they are early eighties IC's, the density isn't that high by modern standerds).
I was wondering if the Konus
Konusfirst would be sufficient. Probably I need to attach some ultra-bright leds to get good lighting conditions, but that's no problem. I specifically like the projection viewer as that would enable me to take photographs from a tripod
directed at the viewer and with a long exposure time.
This is the sole purpose I need a microscope
for. Would this enable me to get a reasonable picture of the die or should I forget about it and go for a more expensive microscope?