About the different methods of observing ESD

Stephan Frei*, David Pommerenke

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To design electrostatic discharge (ESD) robust equipment, the occurrence rate and the intensity of the pulses must be known. To check the efficiency of an ESD control program methods for observing ESD are necessary. Different methods are possible for monitoring of ESD. Some methods are presented and compared. A new impulse monitoring system was designed. This system automatically detects ESD by the associated fields. This monitoring system records E and H field values, their peak derivatives and spectral distribution with more than 1 GHz bandwidth. Furthermore, environmental information (temperature and humidity) and time are recorded. The monitoring system is described. Methods for evaluation of the data are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalElectrical Overstress Electrostatic Discharge Symposium Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes
Event19th Annual Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium: EOS/ESD 1997 - Santa Clara, United States
Duration: 23 Sept 199725 Sept 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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