EFT Generated by a Power Supply
Vertical = 1 Amp/div, Horizontal = 1usec/div
ESD problems at the system level can be difficult to track down. This article links my
paper written for the Institute of Physics
Electrostatics Symposium in
Southampton, England in April 2015 on ESD troubleshooting at the system level which can simplify the process.
Figure 1 shows injecting pulsed noise inductively into a PCB trace,
one of the techniques described in the paper along with several
techniques including capacitive coupling of noise into cables and high
pass filtering of the ESD simulator current waveform.
My Institute of Physics paper "Techniques for Investigating the
Effects of ESD on Electronic Equipment," is available on this website, click here
to view or download a copy.
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