ESD: Electrostatic Discharge

JEDEC has taken a leadership role in developing standards for ESD since the early 1980s, including standards for device handling and test methods related to ESD.  Below is a summary of useful standards and documents related to ESD.  

Test Methods

  • Published JEDEC standards include Joint JEDEC/ESDA Human Body Model (JS-001-2017) and Joint JEDEC/ESDA Charged Device Model (JS-002-2022).


  • JEDEC publications related to ESD include JEP193: Survey On Latch-Up Testing Practices and Recommendations for Improvements; JEP164: System Level ESD Part III: Review of ESD Testing and Impact on System-Efficient ESD Design (SEED); JEP178: ESD Sensitivity Testing – Reporting ESD Withstand Levels on Datasheets; JEP174: Understanding Electrical OverstressJEP172A: Discontinuing Use of the Machine Model for Device ESD QualificationJEP155: HBM Target LevelsJEP157: CDM Target LevelsJEP161: System Level Part 1 Overview; and JEP162: System Level Part 2 Design Methods

ESD Handling

  • JESD625: ESD Controls for Manufacturing and Handling

ESD Labeling

Technical Tutorials

Tutorial Name Date
Understanding Electrical Overstress 05/2017*
Human Body Model (HBM) Qualification Issues 01/2014*
Charged Device Model (CDM) Qualification Issues 01/2014*
Machine Model (MM) Qualification Issues
   -Discontinuing Use of the Machine Model for Device ESD Qualification



System Level ESD 09/2013*
System Level ESD - Expanded 09/2013*
ESD Control for Specification Levels 09/2012*

*Reaffirmed 05/2019

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