Title

ESD: Waveform Calculation, Field and Current of Human and Simulator ESD

Abstract

Currents, current derivatives and transient fields of human ESDs are compared to currents and fields caused by commercial simulators. The results point at undefined but influential parameters of simulators and the standardized setup used. Suggestions for possible improvements of ESD test standards are given. A calculation method for the ESD current is provided. This method includes an arc model. Possible high peak current values (> 10 A/kV) are validated by a simple physical model of the hand-metal piece geometry. By calculation it is shown under which circumstances human ESD currents come close to the standardized waveform of simulators.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Electric Currents; Electric Discharges; Electric Fields; Electrostatics; Mathematical Models; Transients; Waveform Analysis; Hand Metal Piece Geometry; Human Electrostatic Discharges (ESD); Transient Fields; Bioelectric Phenomena; Current; ESD; Simulation; Transient fields

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0304-3886

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1996 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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