The field source, which are included in the probe set ESD/magnetic field coupling, generates magnetic ESD fields. With this field, ICs are defined and reproducibly pulsed to determine their immunity against ESD fields.
The reason for this is the ESD immunity of PC boards and electrical devices. The immunity is tested (IEC 61000-4-2). During the tests electric and magnetic fields are generated by coupled ESD interference into the PC boards. These fields affect the PC board surface and penetrate the IC casings. If fields penetrate the ICs, disturbance events will be generated. The IC interference via magnetic or electrical fields is a significant source of interference / interference path in addition to the conducted coupling of ESD interference above the ICs.
The knowledge gained about IC EMC behaviour is streamlined into the development of an assembly. Hence, expensive redesigns are avoided and development costs are reduced.
Furthermore, the use of the test methods for the determination of IC EMC parameters enables the IC producer to develop ICs more efficiently.
The test set up needs the ICE1 test system and external devices.
Scope of delivery
- 1x P1202-2, ESD Magnetic Field Source
- 1x BPS 203, Burst Power Station
- 1x BPS 203-Client, Control Software
- 1x BPM 02, dB/dt Field Meter
- 1x D70 h03, Spacer Ring, 3 mm
- 1x D70 h10, Spacer Ring, 10 mm
- 2x SMA-SMB 1 m, SMA-SMB Measuring Cable
- 1x USB-AB, USB Cable Type A-B
- 1x P1202-2 acc, Accessories
- 1x NT Ex EU, Power Supply Unit
- 1x P1202-2 case, System Case
- 1x BPS 203 m, BPS 203 User manual
- 1x P1202-2 m, P1202-2 Set User Manual
Scope of delivery details
The P1202-2 field source generates an ESD magnetic field and is designed for a defined and reproducible ESD field coupling into ICs. The P1202-2 meets a standard ESD pulse form according to IEC 61000-4-2. The probe can only be operated in combination with the BPS 203 burst power station.
The BPS 203 Burst Power Station is used as high voltage supply and control unit for ESD-probes. The unit control is connected to the user PC via an USB-interface. The control is realized by the BPS 203-client software.
The BPS 203-client software is used to control the BPS 203 Burst Power Station and thereby the connected probe. The software is installed on the user PC.
The BPM 02 is a dB/dt field meter and it is used to measure the temporal change of the magnetic field strength characteristics dB/dt up to 3 GHz. The lower limit frequency depends on the measurement set-up.