Introduction to Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
We experience occurrences of static electricity everyday.
For example, walking along a carpeted floor in a heated room during winter generates sufficient static electricity to give us a rather shocking experience when we touch the door knob.
While this sudden discharge of static electricity does not result in any harm to the human body, it can be very damaging to electronic devices which are sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD).
It is possible for electronic devices to be damaged by ESD that is imperceptible to the human body.
This course is intended to shed some light on the sources of ESD and provides guidelines on the prevention and control of ESD.