Title

An Ethernet Cable Discharge Event (CDE) Test and Measurement System

Abstract

A Cable Discharge Event (CDE) is an electrostatic discharge between a cable and a connector. CDEs occur on unshielded Ethernet based communication interfaces and inject currents into the pins directly [1-3]. The charging processes are in general understood; however, the discharge processes are complicated due to the number of pins involved and their connections to a system. Based on an understanding of the factors which determine the severity of a CDE, this article describes how to setup a variety of repeatable CDE tests and how to analyze the measurement results.

Meeting Name

2014 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2014: Aug. 3-8, Raleigh, NC)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Cables; Electromagnetic compatibility; Electrostatic devices; Electrostatic discharge; Ethernet; Cable discharge events; Charging process; Discharge process; Ethernet cable; Ethernet-based communications; Test and measurement; Electric discharges; Cable ESD

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1077-4076

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.


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