Characterization of ESD protection structures


On behalf of various industry customers, Fraunhofer EMFT researchers characterize ESD protection structures with high-current impulses on a transient and quasi-static basis in the automotive temperature range. The experts then use the analysis results to develop high-performance protection concepts for a variety of applications and requirements.

This work is carried out using a modern, fully equipped HPPI3011C TLP system in conjunction with a 300 mm Cascade PA300 or else the new HPPI ATS_8000A flying probe system in conjunction with the Agilent 62 GHz single shot oscilloscope DSOX96204Q.

For partners in areas such as automotive and LED lighting, ESD/EOS-induced fail scenarios are reproducibly recreated, with loads being measured into the picosecond range and robustness systematically increased.