Category: ESD Information

The Different ESD Events and their Models – HBM, CDM and MM

Introduction As previously explained, an Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) is a rapid, spontaneous transfer of an electrostatic charge, and occurs when two objects at different electrostatic potentials approach one another. The ESD Association characterises this Electrostatic Discharge that causes ESD damage into three event types. ESD Models can then… Continue Reading “The Different ESD Events and their Models – HBM, CDM and MM”

ESD Basics – Bitesize: Part 1

In this series of 8 Bitesize ESD Basics Training videos, Vaughan Callan demonstrates and explains the basic concepts of electrostatic discharge (ESD) and how in the hi-tech manufacturing environment we can overcome the harmful effects of ESD and learn to control it. Today, we… Continue Reading “ESD Basics – Bitesize: Part 1”

The Difference between ElectroStatic Charges & Electrostatic Discharges (ESD)

A question that comes up, again and again, is “Are ElectroStatic charges and ElectroStatic discharges different?” so we thought it’d be helpful for everyone to put together a blog post on the subject. So, let’s get started: ElectroStatic charges vs. ElectroStatic discharges ElectroStatic charges… Continue Reading “The Difference between ElectroStatic Charges & Electrostatic Discharges (ESD)”

3 Tips for Fighting ESD

As electronic technology advances, electronic circuitry gets progressively smaller. As the size of components is reduced, so is the microscopic spacing of insulators and circuits within them, increasing their sensitivity to ESD. Industry experts estimate that average electronics product losses due to static discharge… Continue Reading “3 Tips for Fighting ESD”

8 Steps to IEC 61340-5-1 Compliance

To become compliant to IEC 61340-5-1:2016 an organisation must develop and write an “ESD control program plan”. In today’s blog, we review the 8 requirements outlined in IEC 61340-5-1:2016 for a compliant ESD Control Plan. Per IEC 61340-5-1:2016, Section 5.2.1 “The plan is the principal… Continue Reading “8 Steps to IEC 61340-5-1 Compliance”

3 Steps In Fighting ESD

So far we’ve learned what ESD is and why ESD Protected Areas are so important. In today’s post, we want to equip you with 3 simple tactics to protect your ESD sensitive items. It’s easier than you think! ESD Protection is a Requirement!As electronic technology advances, electronic… Continue Reading “3 Steps In Fighting ESD”

What is the difference between conductive, dissipative, insulative and anti-static?

These terms are thrown around a lot in the ESD world, but often there can be confusion regarding their differences, particularly the term Anti-static. Read on as we distinguish each term and learn what equipment is used to measure them. Conductive Materials or Conductors… Continue Reading “What is the difference between conductive, dissipative, insulative and anti-static?”

An Introduction to Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

The intention of this blog is to provide resources, information, and tools to support you in your ESD Control endeavours! So, it seems a fitting way to start by introducing you to the subject, but first we must understand… What is ElectroStatic Charge? Electrostatic… Continue Reading “An Introduction to Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)”