As device geometries get smaller and processing speeds grow faster, their ESD sensitivity increases. Designers face the challenge of fi tting more active component features into smaller chip territory, often at the expense of on-chip protection devices. The trade off is greater risk for ESD damage. This white paper gives an overview of ESD, the associated risks and recommended measures for ESD prevention.
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