11 - Suppressing Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

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Suppressing electrostatic devices

*** Updated March 2019 ***

This module explains the difference between tested and real life ESD threats, how 'Moores Law' affects products resistance to ESD and how testing in the dark can help!

Course is 62 slides over 31 pages


1) Insulation techniques

2) Shielding techniques

3) Suppressing signal, data and power connector pins and conductors

4) PCB layout for ESD suppressors

5) Earth lift problems in systems

6) Protecting control, data and signals from errors

7) ESD threats

8) Some useful references, including some on “software techniques for ESD suppression”


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