To What Extent Do Contact-Mode and Indirect ESD Test Methods Reproduce Reality
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.
D. Pommerenke and M. Aidam, "To What Extent Do Contact-Mode and Indirect ESD Test Methods Reproduce Reality," Proceedings of the Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium (1995, Phoenix, AZ), pp. 101-109, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Sep 1995.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/EOSESD.1995.478274
Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium (1995: Sep. 12-14, Phoenix, AZ)
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
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01 Sep 1995