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Characterization of Human Metal ESD Reference Discharge Event and Correlation of Generator Parameters to Failure Levels-Part I: Reference Event
IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Ramachandran Chundru
  • David Pommerenke, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Kai Wang
  • Thomas Van Doren, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Jiu Sheng Huang
  • Federico Centola
Abstract
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) generators are used for testing the robustness of electronics toward ESD. Most generators are built in accordance with the IEC 61000-4-2 specifications. Using only a few parameters, this standard specifies the peak current, the rise time and the falling edge. Lacking a transient field specification, test results vary depending on which generator is used, even if the currents are quite similar. Such a specification is needed to improve the test repeatability. As for the current, the specification should be based on a reference human metal ESD event. While keeping the presently set peak current and rise time values, such a reference ESD (5 kV, 850-µm arc length) is identified and specifications for current derivative, fields, and induced voltages are derived. The reference event parameters are compared to typical ESD generators.
Department(s)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
  • Discharge Current,
  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD),
  • Field Sensor,
  • Susceptibility,
  • Transient Fields
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Final Version
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2004 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2004
Citation Information
Ramachandran Chundru, David Pommerenke, Kai Wang, Thomas Van Doren, et al.. "Characterization of Human Metal ESD Reference Discharge Event and Correlation of Generator Parameters to Failure Levels-Part I: Reference Event" IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david-pommerenke/56/