By Gregory Moss, Remcom, Inc.
ESD testing requires the use of many hardware prototypes, which is time consuming and expensive. The ability to simulate the ESD testing process and pinpoint locations in wireless devices susceptible to ESD damage would be extremely valuable and allow engineers to reduce the number of prototypes required to design products for minimal ESD damage. This presentation introduces a multiphysics-based ESD capability in Remcom's XFdtd that analyzes ESD testing via computer simulation. This will save companies time and money by allowing ESD protection to be optimized during the design phase, thus reducing the number of prototypes required to be built and tested.