Our test chambers have waveform verification setup and tables that accommodate a variety of EUTs. The Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) chambers have the capability to vary the relative humidity from 15% to 65% and temperature from 18°C to 24°C.

As the ESD event is largely dependent on environmental conditions such as ambient temperature and humidity levels, having this specialized chamber allows for the variation of environmental conditions to see the impact on the device’s performance. This helps determine the worst-case environmental conditions of a given device.

For compliance testing in accordance with EU and International requirements, electrostatic discharge testing is performed per IEC/EN 61000-4-2. Ruggedized products that are used in military or commercial avionic applications are subjected to higher levels of ESD. ESD Testing simulates events directly to an electronic product or through a nearby metallic surface.

We strongly recommend performing ESD testing where environmental variables can be precisely controlled.  This can be particularly useful during the device’s development cycle. At the same time, it makes debugging for ESD much easier and more effective.

What is ESD?

ESD stands for Electrostatic Discharge. It refers to the transfer of electrical charge between two objects due to contact or proximity. ESD can occur when two objects with different electrical potentials come into contact, resulting in a flow of electrical charge from one object to the other. This flow of charge can be a spark or a static discharge, and can be caused by friction, pressure, or other mechanisms that can create a difference in electrical potential between two objects.

What are the dangers or risks associated with Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)?

ESD can be a serious problem in electronic systems and devices, as it can cause damage to delicate electronic components and affect the performance and reliability of electronic devices. For example, ESD can cause damage to transistors, diodes, and other semiconductor components, leading to a permanent loss of function or performance degradation.

SD (Electrostatic Discharge) testing is a process used to evaluate the ability of electronic devices and systems to withstand the effects of electrostatic discharge. Electrostatic discharge occurs when there is a transfer of electrical charge between two objects due to contact or proximity. This transfer of charge can cause a spark or a static discharge and can potentially damage delicate electronic components.

What is ESD testing?

ESD testing is performed to ensure that electronic products are robust and reliable, and that they can operate as intended even after being subjected to an ESD event. ESD testing involves exposing electronic products to standardized ESD discharge conditions, such as those specified in international standards like IEC 61000-4-2 and IEC 61000-4-5.

ESD testing is an important aspect of product development and certification, and is typically performed as part of the product qualification process. The results of ESD testing can be used to identify potential design and manufacturing issues, and to ensure that electronic products are robust and reliable in real-world conditions.