I have a given specification HBM ESD tolerance on my IC (For instance 1kV). I just want to estimate the maximum current which will flow on the pin in question and so determinate the clamp point on the snap-back curve.



The Human Body Model, as defined in e.g. JEDEC JS-001, includes a 1.5kohm resistor in series with the strike. Thus the maximum current that could be delivered to the pin is Vstrike/1.5kohm. For example, 1kV tolerance would give a maximum peak strike current of 0.66A.

  • \$\begingroup\$ "tolerance"???? \$\endgroup\$ – Andy aka Jan 15 '18 at 17:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ OPs terminology. Should this confuse you, you could interchange (susceptibility / sensitivity / robustness) (level / classification) etc. \$\endgroup\$ – user49628 Jan 15 '18 at 17:19

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