The formation of branching patterns is commonly associated with electrical discharges. Lightning and electrostatic discharges from a Van de Graaff generator are transient luminous branching patterns, and sometimes the passing of an electrical current leaves residual physical patterns. Examples of how such patterns are formed are presented.
This article highlights key concepts to designing electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuits for radio frequency (RF) and millimeter wave applications. Needed RF concepts are discussed and some popular protection schemes are illustrated.
Tests and manufacturing results have proven that some static dissipative materials can still produce significant and possibly damaging discharge currents.
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released IEC 60749-28:2017
A new investigation reveals that electrostatic discharge started an explosion that led to a researcher losing her arm.
The ESD Association and JEDEC Solid State Technology Association announced the publication of ANSI/ESDA/JEDEC JS-002-2014 for Electrostatic Discharge Sensitivity (ESD) Testing – Charged Device Model (CDM) – Com... Read More...
Register today for the 9th Annual International Electrostatic Workshop (IEW), being held May 3-7, 2015 at the Granlibakken Conference Center & Lodge, Lake Tahoe, CA USA. The IEW facilitates access ... Read More...