Readers proficient in the ESD field may decide to skip this introductory section. The section briefly summarizes the background directly relevant to the ESD field. This is done to facilitate the study of the following chapters for those who are not directly involved in the field or want to refresh the most important aspects of the knowledge. A broader spectrum of ESD background material is brilliantly covered in many books and reviews [1–7] written in the field, as well as in EOS/ESD Symposium Proceedings [8]. The purpose of this section is to summarize the general ESD approach to integrated components design and provide condensed reference material related to the ESD pulse specification, and standards. Finally, the most important definitions used across this book are established.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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