An ESD demonstrator system for evaluating the ESD risks of wearable devices

Jianchi Zhou, Zach Legenzoff, Xin Yan, Sen Yang, Shaojie Xiang, Satyajeet Shinde, Jongsung Lee, David Pommerenke

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An ESD demonstrator system was designed to demonstrate the levels of transient fields that a wearable device can be subjected to. The system can detect pulses as short as 1-2 ns and was used to evaluate the fields associated with a brush-by discharge from a waist mounted device. The presence of a higher field level at the same voltage for a body worn device discharge indicates a higher risk for body worn devices compared to the HMM discharge specified by the IEC-61000-4-2 standard.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium Proceedings 2017, EOS/ESD 2017
PublisherESD Association
ISBN (Electronic)1585372935
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event39th Annual Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium: EOS/ESD 2017 - Tucson, United States
Duration: 10 Sept 201714 Sept 2017

Publication series

NameElectrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0739-5159


Conference39th Annual Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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