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Oscillatory Transmission Line Pulsing for Characterization of Device Transient Response

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2 Author(s)
Di Sarro, J.P. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL ; Rosenbaum, E.

An oscillatory transmission line pulse generation system is introduced. This measurement system allows one to observe the response of an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection device to a large-amplitude radio-frequency damped sinusoid; such waveforms mimic ESD tests. The trigger voltage of silicon-controlled rectifiers used for ESD protection is observed to be dependent on the past state of the device, due to charge storage in the bipolar bases.

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Electron Device Letters, IEEE  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 2 )