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Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

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This chapter discusses the effect of external electrostatic discharge (ESD), or induced field and secondary discharges to a product as a part of EMC compliance testing. It includes the following topics: ESD checklist; typical failure modes; trouble shooting at the test laboratory; low-cost testing tools; and typical fixes.

Chapter Contents:

  • 9.1 Introduction to ESD
  • 9.2 ESD Checklist
  • 9.3 Typical Failure Modes
  • 9.4 Troubleshooting at the Test Lab
  • 9.5 Troubleshooting at Your Facility
  • 9.6 Special Cases and Issues
  • 9.7 DIY Tricks and Low-Cost Tools
  • 9.8 Typical Fixes
  • Reference

Inspec keywords: electromagnetic compatibility; laboratories; conformance testing; electrostatic discharge

Other keywords: ESD induced field; trouble shooting; failure mode; secondary discharge; EMC compliance testing; external electrostatic discharge; low cost testing tools; ESD checklist; test laboratory

Subjects: Electrostatics; Electromagnetic compatibility and interference; Production facilities and engineering

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