On-Chip Sensors to Measure Level of Transient Events
On-die circuits were developed to measure the size of transient electrical events experienced at I/O pads. The circuits allow an integrated circuit (IC) to determine the peak voltages across the electrostatic discharge diodes during the event. Experiments and simulations with a 90 nm test chip show the sensor can determine the peak magnitude of the transient event within 1 A for events larger than 0.7 A and duration longer than 1 ns.
A. Patnaik et al., "On-Chip Sensors to Measure Level of Transient Events," Proceedings of the 39th Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium (2017, Tucson, AZ), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Sep 2017.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.23919/EOSESD.2017.8073459
39th Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium, EOS/ESD (2017: Sep. 10-14, Tucson, AZ)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Voltage Measurement; Electrostatic Discharges; Transient Analysis; Integrated Circuit Modeling; Capacitors; Detectors
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Article - Conference proceedings
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