The 2020 EOS/ESD Symposium featured a new EMC Special Session, organized in cooperation between the EMC Society and EOS/ESD Association. This Special Session was planned to emphasize the relationship between EMI/EMC and ESD.
Historical Background CDM is an important model for ESD qualification. The well-known CDM refers to the discharge of an IC package to a grounded surface, whether from automatic handlers in a production area o... Read More...
Robust ESD protection does not ensure that IC designs are protected from unintended EOS effects. This article identifies areas of risk in some ESD design methods.
Updates to Past CDM Open Forum Questions
Charged device model (CDM) ESD is considered today to be the primary real world ESD model for representing ESD charging and rapid discharge and is the best representation of what can occur in automated handling equipment used in manufacturing and assembly of integrated circuits (IC) today.