Electrostatic discharge testing is utilized worldwide by electronics manufacturers to determine the ESD susceptibility of their devices. It is extremely difficult to estimate the exact cost of ESD loss annually, but it can safely be stated that ESD requires the development and testing of many hardware prototypes and contributes to a high number of warranty claims and loss of consumer confidence if failure occurs in the hands of the customer. Given the high cost in time and materials associated with ESD hardware testing, the ability to simulate the ESD testing process in XFdtd is extremely valuable, allowing engineers to pinpoint locations susceptible to ESD damage and optimize ESD mitigation during the concept and design stage of product development.
High Reliability For High Stakes: Electronics Components Powering Hypersonic Missiles
As countries around the world continue to work on more sophisticated ways to conduct military missions, aerospace and defense companies are pushing the missile speed boundaries.
Understanding Series And Parallel Operation3/17/2023
Multiple power supply channels can be connected in series or in parallel to increase their maximum output voltage or current.
What are Flying Capacitors?3/16/2023
As demand for high-efficiency and high-power-density inverters continues to grow, the so-called “flying” capacitor multilevel inverter is emerging as a strong choice for many power electronics systems.
Overcoming The Complexity Hurdle: Next-Generation SOI Antenna Tuning3/2/2023
Smaller mobile devices with many frequency bands make the antennas of our mobile devices more complex. For engineers, this complexity is another hurdle to overcome.
How To Get Smaller, Smarter, More Reliable Power Management3/1/2023
Managing power is critical for systems to operate properly, and in a world that demands smaller, faster and smarter devices, it can be a real challenge. But what if a built-in power management device helped tackle that job?
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