Analysis of the Fields on the Horizontal Coupling Plane in ESD Testing
Field levels in indirect Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) test setups are not 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 topologies in comparison to human ESD 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, "Analysis of the Fields on the Horizontal Coupling Plane in ESD Testing," Proceedings of the Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium (1997, Santa Clara, CA), pp. 99-106, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Sep 1997.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EOSESD.1997.634231
Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium (1997: Sep. 23-25, Santa Clara, CA)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Digital Devices; Electric Fields; Electric Network Topology; Electrostatics; Standards; Electrostatic Discharge (ESD); Horizontal Coupling Plane; Electric Discharges
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