Title

To What Extent Do Contact-Mode and Indirect ESD Test Methods Reproduce Reality

Abstract

Currents, current derivatives and transient fields of ESDs of humans are compared to currents and fields caused by simulators. A method for the simulation of the discharge current is provided. This method includes an arc model. The resulting high peak current values (>10 A/kV) are validated by a simple physical model of the hand geometry. Investigations of transient fields from simulators point at differences between simulators from different manufactures and between the transient fields caused by humans compared to the fields from simulators. Suggestions for possible improvements of the ESD test standard are given.

Meeting Name

Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium (1995: Sep. 12-14, Phoenix, AZ)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Computer Simulation; Electric Currents; Electric Fields; Electrostatics; Geometry; Mathematical Models; Standards; Arc Model; Current Derivatives; Electrostatic Discharge Test Methods; Hand Geometry; Transient Fields; Electric Discharges

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

1-878303-59-7

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0739-5159

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1995 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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