Glossary Definition for Electrostatic-Discharge

Glossary Term: Electrostatic-Discharge 

Definition

Electrostatic Discharge: Release of stored static electricity. Most commonly: The potentially damaging discharge of many thousands of volts that occurs when an electronic device is touched by a charged body.

See the following application notes that describe how ESD is generated, how it damages electronic systems, human body and machine models for testing, IEC compliance levels, and design approaches.

Synonyms
  • Electrostatic Discharge

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