[SI-LIST] : Alternate ESD Techniques

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From: Peter Baxter (peter.baxter@tantau.com.au)
Date: Mon Aug 14 2000 - 17:11:00 PDT


Hi Doug,

You mention "by other design techniques", in the following paragraph.
  
Devices such as these can prevent damage if properly used. However, data
corruption on the protected lines is still likely to occur and must be
handled by other design
techniques. In quite a few cases, these techniques can eliminate the
need for the protective devices in the first place.

Douglas C. Smith

If you had an exposed pin, connected to an IC, that can be touched by
human contact (an oscilliscope probe is an example, but a poor example -
as it has attenuation networks in it), (PC Printer socket is a better
example - as it is high speed and possibly a direct connection (via a
current limit resistor?))

What alternative techniques might you suggest be considered?

Regards,

Peter Baxter

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