Analysis of the fields on the horizontal coupling plane in ESD testing

Stephan Frei*, David Pommerenke

*Corresponding author for this work

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Field levels in indirect Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) test setups are not known yet. It has been proposed to ANSI and IEC to use a horizontal simulator position instead of a vertical position in indirect ESD testing. This paper shows the field values on the Horizontal Coupling Plane for different topologies in comparison to human ESD and questions if the goal of the change - a reduction of the simulator influence - will be achieved. Also, investigations dealing with the sensitivity of digital devices to impulsive fields are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-106
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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