Global Standards for the Microelectronics Industry
SYSTEM LEVEL ESD Part III: Review of ESD Testing and Impact on System-Efficient ESD Design (SEED)
This white paper presents the recent knowledge of system ESD field events and air discharge testing methods. Testing experience with the IEC 61000-4-2 (2008) and the ISO 10605 ESD standards has shown a range of differing interpretations of the test method and its scope. This often results in misapplication of the test method and a high test result uncertainty. This white paper aims to explain the problems observed and to suggest improvements to the ESD test standard and to enable a correlation with a SEED IC/PCB co-design methodology.