Design Engineer – Weak link or Warrior in ESD Battle- Ginger Hansel

Protect your valuable test chips, prototype engi­neering samples and circuit boards with specific knowledge on safely handling the physical devices. HBM and CDM sensitivity thresholds continue to fall based on Industry Council confidence in ESD control capabilities in Manufacturing, however many engineering labs do not understand the potential jeopardy creat­ed by the lower thresholds. Anyone doing device testing, characterization, TLP stress testing, board-level analysis, or upgrading their computer should know basic ESD con­trol techniques. This seminar will include practical ESD con­trol tips for engineering labs and how-to set-up and monitor a comprehensive ESD control program. Real-world examples will show the increased ESD risk of charged board events (CBE), the surprising damage due to hand tools, and how to use event detectors to identify ESD threats.  You have spent a lot of effort doing careful designs – now take good care of those test chips, prototype engi­neering samples and circuit boards.

Learning Outcomes  
Attendees will be able to:
Implement well designed, passive ESD controls for 80% of the benefit with only 20% of the hassle.
Understand the additional requirements and monitoring needed for a comprehensive ESD Control Program
Discover how ESD event detectors reveal eye-opening problems in development and test labs
Learn how commonly used screwdrivers can cause high failure rates by injecting currents as high as 7 Amps
Examine real world examples that demonstrate how circuit boards are often more sensitive than individual components    

Day 1, Session 1, $200.00