Designing Electronics To Avoid Electrostatic Dischargeby@andreysolovev
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Designing Electronics To Avoid Electrostatic Discharge

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Many objects, including the human body, can accumulate static electricity. By touching the external connectors of a device, one can damage its sensitive integrated circuit. The voltage of an electrostatic charge can reach several thousand volts, which is deadly to sensitive components. The damage caused by such an event can cost between a few cents and several hundred dollars per device. In modern microelectronics, everything is becoming smaller and thinner, which leads to high ESD sensitivity. The ESD damages and their severity depends on several factors, one of which is how the charge is dissipated to the topology of the circuit.

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Co-founder and CTO at Integra Sources. PhD in Physics and Mathematics.


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