ESD - An Analog Design Viewpoint

How to apply ESD protection to analog/mixed signal ICs
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

The objective of this course is to understand how to efficiently and accurately apply ESD protection from an analog/mixed signal IC designers viewpoint. The approach will be to understand ESD protection cells, understand ESD influence on circuit components, apply a co-design approach to combining ESD protection with analog/mixed signal circuits, understand the physical aspects of ICs on ESD, and to avoid common mistakes in ESD protection.

The terminology used in this course is that found in analog and mixed-signal IC design practice. An understanding of integrated circuit components; transistors, resistors, capacitors, etc., is assumed.

The course consist of 16 lectures with a quiz following each lecture. The course will take approximately 10 hours to complete including the quizzes.

This course should be taken by analog and/or mixed signal designers who want to be able to efficiently and effectively provide ESD protection for their designs.

What are the requirements?

  • A quick review of IC design and semiconductor components would be helpful.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand ESD concepts and ESD protection
  • Apply ESD protection to analog/mixed signal ICs
  • Understand the co-design of analog/mixed signal circuits and ESD protection

What is the target audience?

  • Students will learn how to protect their analog and mixed signal IC designs from ESD stress. The course is best suited for analog and mixed signal IC designers. It would not be suitable for students without an understanding of circuit design and semiconductor components.

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Curriculum

Section 1: ESD Introduction
07:32

This lecture is an overview of the topic of ESD protection and how it applies to analog and mixed signal IC designs.

5 questions

This quiz covers lecture 1 and is five multiple-choice questions. Select the best answer to each question.

09:27

This lecture will cover the various ESD standards and the models that are used in ESD protection. The various ESD models will be compared.

5 questions

This quiz consists of five multiple choice questions. Select the choice that best answers the question or statement.

10:25

This lecture covers the topic of ESD testing. It includes ESD failures, ESD testing procedures and simplifications, ESD test issues and methods, transmission line pulse testing, and testing and circuit interaction.

5 questions

This quiz is multiple choice and consists of 5 questions. Pick the single choice that best represents your answer or response to the questions/statement.

Section 2: ESD Influence on Components
ESD Influence on Passive Components
12:19
5 questions

This quiz is multiple choice and consists of 5 questions. Pick the single choice that best represents your answer or response to the questions/statement.

ESD Influence on Bipolar Junction Transistors
17:18
5 questions

This quiz is multiple choice and consists of 5 questions. Pick the single choice that best represents your answer or response to the questions/statement.

ESD Influence on MOSFETs and SCRs
18:14
5 questions

This quiz is multiple choice and consists of 5 questions. Pick the single choice that best represents your answer or response to the questions/statement.

Section 3: ESD Protection Devices
18:03

This lecture is the first of two lectures on ESD protection devices and will classify ESD clamps, examine their performance, and provide nomenclature used in the field.

5 questions

This quiz is multiple choice and consists of 5 questions. Pick the single choice that best represents your answer or response to the questions/statement.

10:40

This lecture continues the previous one and discusses active clamps and compares the breakdown (snapback) clamps with active clamps.

5 questions

This quiz is multiple choice and consists of 5 questions. Pick the single choice that best represents your answer or response to the questions/statement.

Section 4: ESD Circuit Protection
ESD Protection
11:28
5 questions

This quiz is multiple choice and consists of 5 questions. Pick the single choice that best represents your answer or response to the questions/statement.

12:59

This lecture describes the methods and approach to protect various types of analog and mixed signal outputs from ESD stress.

5 questions

This quiz is multiple choice and consists of 5 questions. Pick the single choice that best represents your answer or response to the questions/statement.

14:03

This lecture will help you understand and apply ESD protection to analog and mixed signal circuit inputs.

5 questions

This quiz is multiple choice and consists of 5 questions. Pick the single choice that best represents your answer or response to the questions/statement.

12:26

This lecture will help the student to understand and apply ESD protection to bipolar inputs, diode connected MOSFETs, large inverters, gate tie-offs, EEPROMs, and charge pump/regulator inputs.

5 questions

This quiz is multiple choice and consists of 5 questions. Pick the single choice that best represents your answer or response to the questions/statement.

Section 5: ESD System Protection
17:43

This lecture covers the general considerations of applying ESD protection at a systems level.

5 questions

This quiz is multiple choice and consists of 5 questions. Pick the single choice that best represents your answer or response to the questions/statement.

12:07

This lecture will describe the influence of technology on ESD protection, ESD modeling, and ESD simulation.

5 questions

This quiz is multiple choice and consists of 5 questions. Pick the single choice that best represents your answer or response to the questions/statement.

11:21

This lecture will provide an understanding of the influence of technology on ESD protection, the challenges of ESD modeling, and how to undertake simulation of ESD events.

5 questions

This quiz is multiple choice and consists of 5 questions. Pick the single choice that best represents your answer or response to the questions/statement.

12:59

This concluding lecture gives sevenl examples of ESD problems based on actual circumstances.

5 questions

This quiz is multiple choice and consists of 5 questions. Pick the single choice that best represents your answer or response to the questions/statement.

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Instructor Biography

Professor Phillip Allen, Retired professor emeritus at Georgia Tech Institute of Tech

Phillip Allen received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas in 1970. He retired from the School of Electrical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology as Professor Emeritus in 2005.

He has worked for the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Pacific Missile Range, Texas Instruments and consulted with numerous companies. He has taught at the University of Nevada at Reno, University of Kansas, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Texas A&M University.

His technical interest include analog integrated circuit and systems design with focus on implementing low voltage and high frequency circuits and systems in standard CMOS technology. He has conducted research in frequency synthesizers, RF, IF, and baseband filters compatible with standard IC technology.

He has over 60 refereed publications in the area of analog circuits and has coauthored Theory and Design of Active Filters (1980), Switched Capacitor Filters (1984), CMOS Analog Circuit Design (1987), and VLSI Design Techniques for Analog and Digital Circuits (1990).

He is presently active in teaching short courses on analog IC design to professionals worldwide. Also, over the past few years, he has developed proprietary courses for specific semiconductor companies to help their analog designers more effectively and efficiently utilize their particular technologies.

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