ESD Network Design Principles

  • Vladislav A. VashchenkoEmail author
  • Andrei Shibkov


This chapter covers material needed for understanding the next level of the ESD design hierarchy – the protection network. The protection network or protection circuit is usually composed of ESD protection clamps (cells) connected together in a way that provides a high current path for all of the pin-to-pin combinations. This network is engineered based on certain general principles and assumptions that are discussed below.


Analog Circuit Current Path Internal Circuit Output Driver NMOS Device 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National SemiconductorSanta ClaraUSA
  2. 2.Angstrom Design AutomationSan JoseUSA

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