Susceptibility scanning is an increasingly adopted method for root cause analysis of system-level immunity sensitivities. It allows localizing affected nets and integrated circuits (ICs). Further, it can be used to compare the immunity of functionally identical or similar ICs or circuit boards. This paper explains the methodology as applied to electrostatic discharge and provides examples of scan maps and signals probed during immunity scanning. Limitations of present immunity analysis methods are discussed.
M. Giorgi and J. Koo and Q. Cai and T. Li and L. Han and A. Martwick and K. Wang and J. Min and J. L. Drewniak and D. Pommerenke, "Susceptibility Scanning as Failure Analysis Tool for System-Level Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Problems," IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), May 2008.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TEMC.2008.921059
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Electrostatic Discharges (ESDs); Scanning; Susceptibility
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Article - Journal
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