ESD Analysis and Qualification

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) endangers the secure functionality of microelectronic and microtechnological circuits and systems, and reduces the yield in their production. In our labs, we use standardized and novel methods for ESD analysis and qualification, and customize them for industrial application. We also develop new test methods and equipment for our customers, optimized for their products. Based on the long-term experience and the excellent measurement infrastructure available at Fraunhofer EMFT, our team is capable of developing extraordinary testing solutions for our customers.

MCDM3 Tester for ESD Analysis
© Fraunhofer EMFT / Bernd Müller
MCDM3 Tester for ESD Analysis

Service Offering for ESD Qualification

  • ESD Human Body Model (HBM) Test according to ANSI/ESDA/JEDEC JS-001-2017 pn Wafer/Die/Package Level (2-Pin HBM Tester)
  • ESD Charged Device Model (CDM) Test according to ANSI/ESDA/JEDEC JS-002-2018

Besides standard packaged circuits, chips in special packages and even bare dies can be charged. Contact us for details.

Testing Capabilities for further ESD Analyses

  • ESD high current characterization with Transmission Line Pulsing (TLP) on Wafer/Die/Package Level with impulse lengths of sub ns to µs domain at various rise times (ANSI/ESD STM5.5.1-2016).
  • Capacitively Coupled TLP (CC-TLP) for evaluation of the CDM stability with significantly higher precision and reproducability (ESDA Standard Practice Document published under ANSI/ESD SP5.3.4-2022)
  • Human Metal Model (HMM) measurements according to ESD SP5.6-2019
  • System-Level ESD analyses derived from IEC 61000-2-4

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Analysis and Measurements

For EMC analysis, we offer scanner measurements of product radiation on board level. Sensitivity to interference radiation (grid-bound or non-grid-bound) can also be analyzed.

These services in the area of ESD analysis and qualification are available at Fraunhofer EMFT for your application topics. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Competence Field: Analysis and Test of Electronical Components and Systems


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Competence Field: Electrostatic Discharge - ESD