An Ethernet Cable Discharge Event (CDE) Test and Measurement System
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.
W. Huang et al., "An Ethernet Cable Discharge Event (CDE) Test and Measurement System," Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2014, Raleigh, NC), vol. 2014-September, no. September, pp. 301-306, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Sep 2014.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/ISEMC.2014.6898988
2014 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2014: Aug. 3-8, Raleigh, NC)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory
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
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