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Electro Static Discharge

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the sudden flow of electricity between two electrically charged objects caused by contact, an electrical short or dielectric breakdown. ESD occurs when differently-charged objects are brought close together or when the dielectric breaks between them creating spark.

Input files for ESD:.LEF,.DEF,.V,.PP

Solutions for ESD voilations

  • Uniform distribution of clamps

  • Least resistivity path (from ESD clamp to the pin of cell)

  • Grid must be Robust

Fixes to EM

  • For Signal EM

  • Widening the metal

  • Splitting the load

  • Downsizing the cell

  • For Power EM

  • Widening the metal wire

  • Addition of stripes

  • Spreading logic

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