Modelling electromagnetic field coupling from an ESD gun to an IC

Ji Zhang*, Daryl G. Beetner, Richard Moseley, Scott Herrin, David Pommerenke

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Abstract

IC designers require fast and accurate methods of simulating immunity of ICs to ESD events to adequately predict and analyze ESD issues. The common method of predicting electromagnetic field coupling from an ESD gun to an IC, however, requires substantial simulation time and does not typically account for the full IC layout. Here we propose an efficient methodology for calculating the electromagnetic field coupling from an ESD gun to an IC while fully considering the non-linear circuit elements in the IC core. Voltages and currents within the IC are found by merging full-wave simulations of an ESD gun with a SPICE model of the IC and the coupled electromagnetic energy. The capability of the proposed method was verified through experiments on a pseudo-integrated circuit structure. Results show the promise of the method. This hybrid modelling method can significantly accelerate simulation time compared with traditional full-wave modelling techniques and can allow the designer to better explore the variation in coupling that occurs with small changes in the test setup, such as the position and orientation of the gun and IC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEMC 2011 - Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication2011 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
Pages553-558
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC 2011 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 14 Aug 201119 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
ISSN (Print)1077-4076

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period14/08/1119/08/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Zhang, J., Beetner, D. G., Moseley, R., Herrin, S., & Pommerenke, D. (2011). Modelling electromagnetic field coupling from an ESD gun to an IC. In EMC 2011 - Proceedings: 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (pp. 553-558). [6038373] (IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISEMC.2011.6038373