What is the right ESD requirement for IoT applications? The internet of Things circuits are used in new environments. It is not possible to use the same reliability approaches for all the different applications. Sofics’ CEO Koen Verhaege presented an overview and different cases.
When the conventional dual diode based ESD protection is causing problems ESD designers can use one of these 6 concepts.
Internet of Things (IoT) applications are powered by semiconductor devices. Despite the use of mature process nodes IoT chips cannot use convention ESD protection.
The conventional dual diode approach is used a lot as a simple ESD protection solution for all types of interfaces. However sometimes it causes issues.