ESD simulator features built-in discharge relay

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 2:24am
ECN Europe

European EMC test house Teseq has introduced a new ESD simulator, dubbed the NSG 438A, that includes an integrated discharge relay circuit to dissipate residual voltage in conventional ESD testing and ungrounded equipment under test (EUT) applications.

Picture: Teseq

The relay in the new simulator provides unique controlled and reproducible discharge and observation time periods along with a discharge operation that is programmable in three separate time segments. It can also be retrofitted into any existing Teseq NSG 438 or NSG 439. By connecting a 1M? resistor from the EUT to ground for a controlled time segment that dissipates the residual voltage, the NSG 438A has set new benchmarks in flexibility and reproducibility of EMC testing.



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