As long as integrated circuits migrate to new technologies and advances are made in packaging more integrated circuit dies into a single package, the CDM challenge is going to get harder.
This is Part 2 of an article describing the difference between the electrostatic discharge (ESD) qualification requirements for automotive and standard commercial integrated circuits.
Integrated circuits intended for automotive applications have higher electrostatic discharge (ESD) qualification requirements than those intended for commercial and consumer electronics.
Most ESD experts consider CDM testing to be the most critical ESD qualification test for modern integrated circuits. ESD control engineers need to know the charged device ESD robustness of all components passing through their manufacturing line. CDM measurements provide that knowledge.
This is the second of a two-part series on transmission line pulse (TLP) testing.
Author’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the TLP Zoo, the variety of transmission line pulse (TLP) systems used in the characterization of electrical components and system of ESD robustness. In ... Read More...