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Can Electrostatic Discharge Design Problems Be Solved with Electronic Design Automation Tools Alone? Part 2

In Part 1 of the article, we reviewed what EDA tools are good for. Here we will discuss EDA tool limitations.

Can Electrostatic Discharge Design Problems Be Solved with Electronic Design Automation Tools Alone? Part 1

Going back several decades, Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) design and layout checks that were done manually were laborious and time-consuming, let alone not confidently reliable.

Device Failure from the Initial Current Step of a CDM Discharge

CDM discharges exhibit a fast initial current step when the stray capacitance of the pogo pin is charged. It is demonstrated that the high slew rate can damage sensitive gate oxides. The miscorrelation of CDM and CC-TLP methodologies is addressed by applying pulses with 20 ps rise time.

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