About the Different Methods of Observing ESD
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.
S. Frei and D. Pommerenke, "About the Different Methods of Observing ESD," Proceedings of the Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium (1997, Santa Clara, CA), pp. 117-124, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Sep 1997.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EOSESD.1997.634233
Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium (1997: Sep. 23-25, Santa Clara, CA)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Bandwidth; Electric Variables Control; Electromagnetic Fields; Electrostatics; Spectrum Analysis; Electrostatic Discharge (ESD); Impulse Monitoring System; Electric Discharges
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