ESD Standards: An Annual Progress Report

In ESD control programs, standard test methods for product qualification and periodic evaluation of wrist straps, garments, ionizers, worksurfaces, grounding, flooring, shoes, static dissipative planar materials, shielding bags, packaging, electrical soldering/desoldering hand tools, and flooring/footwear systems have been developed to ensure uniformity around the world.

The Capacitive Discharge Test

This article will define the test requirements, and discuss the methods used to obtain results. Limitations of the equipment used will also be discussed, so that lab personnel can be made aware and do their best to minimize tolerance errors.