Global Standards for the Microelectronics Industry
SYSTEM LEVEL ESD: PART II: IMPLEMENTATION OF EFFECTIVE ESD ROBUST DESIGNS
JEP162A, while establishing the complex nature of System Level ESD, proposes that an efficient ESD design can only be achieved when the interaction of the various components under ESD conditions are analyzed at the system level. This objective requires an appropriate characterization of the components and a methodology to assess the entire system using simulation data. This is applicable to system failures of different categories (such as hard, soft, and electromagnetic interference (EMI)). This type of systematic approach is long overdue and represents an advanced design approach which replaces the misconception, as discussed in detail in JEP161, that a system will be sufficiently robust if all components exceed a certain ESD level.
Committee(s): JC-14, JC-14.3