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A Look Into Generator Waveforms: Do They Meet the IEC 61000-4-2 Waveform Specification?

This article explores the waveform specifications called out in the IEC 61000-4-2 standard.

The Transistor: An Indispensable ESD Protection Device – Part 1

Nowadays in the semiconductors industry, the bipolar transistor is massively used for various functions in modern integrated circuits (ICs) products.

Commercial Versus Automotive ESD Integrated Circuit Qualification: Part 2

This is Part 2 of an article describing the difference between the electrostatic discharge (ESD) qualification requirements for automotive and standard commercial integrated circuits.

Commercial Versus Automotive ESD Integrated Circuit Qualification, Part 1

Integrated circuits intended for automotive applications have higher electrostatic discharge (ESD) qualification requirements than those intended for commercial and consumer electronics.

Industry Council’s Latch‑up Survey

This article provides a high-level overview of the Industry Council paper “Survey on Latch‑up Testing Practices and Recommendations for Improvements,” which describes the full analysis of the collected responses and lays a path for potential adaptations needed to accommodate its use in future technologies and applications.
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Latch-up Electronic Design Automation Checks

This article introduces typical latch-up verification techniques to detect and prevent latch-up. These techniques rely on electronic design automation (EDA) tools to deliver the coverage necessary to identify and eliminate latch-up risks. 

ESD in Joe’s Garage

When handling ESD-sensitive components, we must protect them from ESD damage.

Indium-gallium-zinc-oxide (IGZO) Thin-film-transistors (TFT) and ESD

The thin-film transistor (TFT) became commercially available slightly more than 30 years ago in the form of a switch for the Liquid Crystal Display.

Characterization for ESD Design, the TLP Zoo: Part 2

This is the second of a two-part series on transmission line pulse (TLP) testing.

Characterization for ESD Design, the TLP Zoo: Part 1

Author’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the TLP Zoo,...
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