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An Ethernet Cable Discharge Event (CDE) Test and Measurement System
Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2014, Raleigh, NC)
  • Wei Huang
  • Jerry Tichenor
  • David Pommerenke, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Viswa Pilla
  • Pratik Maheshwari
  • Giorgi Maghlakelidze
Abstract
A Cable Discharge Event (CDE) is an electrostatic discharge between a cable and a connector. CDEs occur on unshielded Ethernet based communication interfaces and inject currents into the pins directly [1-3]. The charging processes are in general understood; however, the discharge processes are complicated due to the number of pins involved and their connections to a system. Based on an understanding of the factors which determine the severity of a CDE, this article describes how to setup a variety of repeatable CDE tests and how to analyze the measurement results.
Meeting Name
2014 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2014: Aug. 3-8, Raleigh, NC)
Department(s)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
  • Cables,
  • Electromagnetic compatibility,
  • Electrostatic devices,
  • Electrostatic discharge,
  • Ethernet,
  • Cable discharge events,
  • Charging process,
  • Discharge process,
  • Ethernet cable,
  • Ethernet-based communications,
  • Test and measurement,
  • Electric discharges,
  • Cable ESD
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
9-1-2014
Citation Information
Wei Huang, Jerry Tichenor, David Pommerenke, Viswa Pilla, et al.. "An Ethernet Cable Discharge Event (CDE) Test and Measurement System" Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2014, Raleigh, NC) Vol. 2014-September Iss. September (2014) p. 301 - 306 ISSN: 1077-4076
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david-pommerenke/34/