Measurement of steady-state and transient harmonics caused by TVS

Leonhard Petzel, David Pommerenke, Steffen Holland, Seyed Mostafa Mousavi, Amin Pak

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This paper discusses RF harmonic distortion created by ESD protection diodes. Different measurement topologies are analyzed with a focus on measurement error. Two improvements are presented. Besides the steady-state harmonics, measurement data of transient harmonics are presented. They show that after the initial turn-on of an RF signal, the harmonics might be significantly stronger than after they settled to their steady-state value. Finally, the impact of the recovery time is analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility - EMC Europe, EMC Europe 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665407878
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility: EMC Europe 2022 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 5 Sept 20228 Sept 2022

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
ISSN (Print)1077-4076
ISSN (Electronic)2158-1118


Conference2022 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
Abbreviated titleEMC Europe 2022


  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Harmonic distortion
  • Nonlinearities
  • RF measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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