Fields on the Horizontal Coupling Plane Excited by Direct ESD and Discharges to the Vertical Coupling Plane
Field levels in indirect electrostatic discharge (ESD) test setups are hardly known yet. It has been proposed to ANSI and IEC to use a horizontal simulator position instead of a vertical position in indirect ESD testing. This paper shows the field values on the horizontal coupling plane for different excitations and grounding topologies and questions if the goal of the change - a reduction of the simulator influence - will be achieved. Also, investigations dealing with the sensitivity of digital devices to impulsive fields are presented.
S. Frei and D. Pommerenke, "Fields on the Horizontal Coupling Plane Excited by Direct ESD and Discharges to the Vertical Coupling Plane," Journal of Electrostatics, vol. 44, no. 3-4, pp. 177-190, Elsevier, Sep 1998.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0304-3886(98)00033-3
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Computer Simulation; Electric Discharges; Electric Excitation; Sensitivity Analysis; Horizontal Coupling Planes; Vertical Coupling Planes; Electrostatics
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