Title

About the Different Methods of Observing ESD

Abstract

To design electrostatic discharge (ESD) robust equipment, the occurrence rate and the intensity of the pulses must be known. To check the efficiency of an ESD control program methods for observing ESD are necessary. Different methods are possible for monitoring of ESD. Some methods are presented and compared. A new impulse monitoring system was designed. This system automatically detects ESD by the associated fields. This monitoring system records E and H field values, their peak derivatives and spectral distribution with more than 1 GHz bandwidth. Furthermore, environmental information (temperature and humidity) and time are recorded. The monitoring system is described. Methods for evaluation of the data are presented.

Meeting Name

Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium (1997: Sep. 23-25, Santa Clara, CA)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Bandwidth; Electric Variables Control; Electromagnetic Fields; Electrostatics; Spectrum Analysis; Electrostatic Discharge (ESD); Impulse Monitoring System; Electric Discharges

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

1-878303-69-4; 1-878303-79-1

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0739-5159

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1997 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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