ESD: Electrostatic Discharge

JEDEC has taken a leadership role in developing standards for ESD since the early 1980s, including standards for device handling and test methods related to ESD.  Below is a summary of useful standards and documents related to ESD.  

Test Methods

  • Published JEDEC standards include Joint JEDEC/ESDA Human Body Model (JS-001-2017) and Joint JEDEC/ESDA Charged Device Model (JS-002-2014).


  • JEDEC publications related to ESD include JEP174: Understanding Electrical OverstressJEP172A: Discontinuing Use of the Machine Model for Device ESD QualificationJEP155: HBM Target LevelsJEP157: CDM Target LevelsJEP161: System Level Part 1 Overview; and JEP162: System Level Part 2 Design Methods

ESD Handling

  • JESD625: ESD Controls for Manufacturing and Handling

ESD Labeling

Technical Tutorials

Tutorial Name Date
Understanding Electrical Overstress 05/2017
Human Body Model (HBM) Qualification Issues 01/2014
Charged Device Model (CDM) Qualification Issues 01/2014
Machine Model (MM) Qualification Issues
   -Discontinuing Use of the Machine Model for Device ESD Qualification



System Level ESD 09/2013
System Level ESD - Expanded 09/2013
ESD Control for Specification Levels 09/2012

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Events and Meetings

JC-16, 40, 42, 45, 63, 64 Maui 3 - 6 Dec 2018
JC-16,40,42,45,63,64 Milan 4 - 7 Mar 2019
JC-16,40,42,45,63,64 Vancouver 3 - 6 Jun 2019
JC-16,40,42,45,63,64 Montreal 26 - 29 Aug 2019
JC-16,40,42,45,63,64 Wailea 2 - 5 Dec 2019