Simulation Challenges in System Level Electrostatic Discharge Modeling
Simulation of system level electrostatic discharge (ESD) is challenging due to the complexity of electronic systems, missing soft failure models for ICs and the modeling of arcing. This paper details these difficulties and points at examples of successful solutions for modeling ESD generators in SPICE and full wave, modeling of arc behavior, and simulation of ESD into products causing soft-failures.
D. Pommerenke et al., "Simulation Challenges in System Level Electrostatic Discharge Modeling," Proceedings of the IEEE/ACES International Conference on Wireless Information Technology and System and Applied Computational Electromagnetics (2016, Honolulu, HI), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Mar 2016.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/ROPACES.2016.7465439
IEEE/ACES International Conference on Wireless Information Technology and System and Applied Computational Electromagnetics (2016: Mar. 13-17, Honolulu, HI)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Center for High Performance Computing Research
Second Research Center/Lab
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory
Keywords and Phrases
Computational electromagnetics; Computer simulation; Electrostatic devices; Electrostatic discharge; Electrostatic generators; Electrostatics; Finite difference time domain method; Arc behavior; Electronic systems; ESD generator; Full waves; Soft failure; Spark resistances; System levels; SPICE; numerical simulation
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Article - Conference proceedings
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