ESD sensitivity of devices on a charged printed wiring board

Jaakko Paasi, Hannu Salmela, Pasi Tamminen, Jeremy Smallwood

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    We have studied the electrostatic behavior of different kinds of charged printed wiring boards (PWB) in order to assess ESD sensitivity of devices in a discharge of charged PWB (Charged Board Model). Experimental results, with a focus on energy considerations and discharge current, were supported by theoretical analysis including Spice-simulations. ESD energy sensitive devices on a charged PWB could be at risk from ESD failure at lower charge or voltage levels under some conditions than before assembly. Standard MM and HBM test data of devices give information that can be used to assess the risk of ESD damage to components on the PWB in the case of CBM ESD.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2003 EOS/ESD Symposium Proceedings
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5853-7057-3
    ISBN (Print)1-58537-057-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event25th Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium, EOS-25 - Las Vegas, United States
    Duration: 21 Sept 200325 Sept 2003


    Conference25th Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium, EOS-25
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLas Vegas


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