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Product Insights: Charged Device Model ESD Testing

This blog explains CDM ESD testing using the field-induced (FI) method, which is important for semiconductor manufacturers. It covers building a CDM-FI tester, waveform details and verification, and qualification nuances. 

Challenges of CDM Modeling for High-Speed Interface Devices

The behavior of ultra-high-speed interfaces is complex, involving fast-rise time waveforms and on-die transient phenomena that cause device failure at lower CDM levels.

Integrating Embedded ESD Detection, Part 3

This column outlines the steps to consider when embedding ESD detection capabilities into your system and overall design flow.

ESD Designers’ Headache with Multiple Automotive Test Requirements, Part 2

The trend of progressively migrating both ESD and EMC immunity from the system/board to the component level is creating unprecedented challenges for the component ESD designer.

Implementing Embedded ESD Detection, Part 2

This column focuses on the practical aspects of implementing embedded ESD detection. We’ll provide a step-by-step guide, discuss validation and testing methodologies, present case studies, and delve into future trends and innovations in the field.
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ESD Co-Design for High-Speed SerDes in FinFET Technologies

The narrow ESD design window in current FinFET technologies creates a special challenge for the robust ESD design of high-speed interfaces. Smart circuit-ESD co-design can help achieve the required ESD robustness without deteriorating functional performance.

Understanding Embedded On-Chip ESD Detection, Part 1

ESD “event detectors” have been used for years in factory environments to identify and remediate ESD discharges during manufacturing. Now design engineers are embedding system-level and on-chip ESD detection technologies into their systems to analyze and recover from both factory and field ESD events.

Local PCB Layout Tweaks for Improved Signal Integrity When Using ESD Protection Devices

This article describes a practical way to improve signal integrity of typical interfaces on the PCB when using external ESD devices.

Is Wireless Measurement of Human Body Voltage Possible?

In this article, we describe how wireless measurements of human body voltage can be made, and why they are important for ESD managers.

CDE Modeling Using Star-Tree Impedance Networks for USB2 Cable

Simple star-tree networks, as shown here for USB2, should have wide applicability for cables carrying fast signals.
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