Sunday, November 18, 2018

MEMs oscillator sensitivity to helium (helium kills iPhones)

I tested the 32KHz MEMs oscillator used in some phones, and discovered that just a 2% helium environment will cause the oscillator to fail.  I also do a teardown of the MEMs device, and inspect it under the electron microscope.

iFixit blog post:  and vid:

Original thread about MRI facility and iPhone failure on Reddit:

MEMs silicon encapsulation:

Applied Science on Patreon: