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What Are External Latch-up and Internal Latch-up?

Overall, latch-up prevention is one of the most important tasks for both foundries and IC designers. Based on the chip design scheme, designers should select proper solutions to eliminate the ILU and ELU risks in chip design, referencing the foundry guidelines and latch-up silicon data to ensure minimal latch-up risks for the product. 

Product Safety and Liability: A Historical Overview

History is very telling in influencing the trajectories of product safety and liability. To get the details, we turned to insight from Doug Nix, Managing Director of Compliance inSight Consulting and lead author of the Machinery Safety 101 blog. Read the interview with Nix for context on how the past has shaped the ideology and approaches that we employ today.

Banana Skins #358-364

Operating my personal document shredder crashes my digital TV set-top box, although it is 5 metres away. Toggling the on/off button on the set-top box restores normal operation. 

Use of HBM and CDM Layout Simulation Tools

The methodology of the state of the art of HBM and CDM layout simulations tools is described. Two real-life case studies are presented briefly and the outlook towards future developments is discussed.
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