08278936 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 8 patents.

This invention is an electrostatic discharge testing circuit that can deliver current pulses to a component under test (CUT) with a custom amplitude versus time profile shape. Pulse generation with customized shapes is accomplished by discharging an energy storage network comprised of capacitor(s), transmission line(s) and other passive components. Current pulses compliant to the European International Electrotechnical Commission IEC 61000-4-2 standard can be so produced. These current pulses are delivered to the CUT with low distortion through a constant impedance electrical path, such as a combination of cables and controlled impedance conductors of printed wiring boards compatible with packaged IC devices, assemblies, and wafer probes. The current pulses can be delivered with various impedances, and measurements made that allow the CUT currents and voltages to be calculated.

Test circuits and current pulse generator for simulating an electrostatic discharge
Application Number
Publication Number
8278936 (B2)
Application Date
November 20, 2008
Publication Date
October 2, 2012
Evan Grund
San Jose
Bartels Law Group
Donald L Bartels
G01R 31/02
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