Thomas J Coyle III's Blog – July 2009 Archive (1)

What level of ESD protection is on your workbench?

Hi all,

I have been a System Engineer for over 30 yrs and have gone from tubes to ICs during my time in the Aero Space industry.

Tubes were virtually immune to ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) and could be handled just about any way we wanted to. But when it comes to ICs, ESD can damage or destroy an IC in an instant.

Many of the boards offered for sale in kits by DIY Drones contain static sensitive parts/components that can be damaged even when attached to their… Continue

Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 2, 2009 at 1:00pm — 18 Comments

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