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I am using a microcontroller (PIC32) with a USB interface. The USB interface will be often exposed to human body ESD discharges. Should I protect against these, and if so, how?

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USB pins need protection from ESD. Here is one solution using TVS devices.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ The old link is dead, the new link is here. (same website) \$\endgroup\$
    – Unknown123
    Apr 2, 2019 at 16:21
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I have found this to be a good article that explains ESD protection: System-Level ESD/EMI Protection Guide

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  • \$\begingroup\$ The above link had moved to this one: ESD Protection TI \$\endgroup\$
    – john
    Jun 2, 2017 at 0:39

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