ESD: An Introduction

Course Code: ESA5
Delivery: Online
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Korean


A comprehensive interactive multimedia learning program with certification for those who work with static sensitive devices. This course introduces the trainee to electrostatic discharge. The training is directed to assemblers and support personnel.


Participants successfully completing the program will be able to:

  • Describe how static electricity is generated from common actions
  • Identify two different types of damage caused by ESD
  • Explain problems and cost implications of ESD
  • Identify conditions most likely to cause uncontrolled ESD
  • Explain behavior of insulative, conductive, and dissipative materials
  • Identify causes and effects of polarization and induction
  • Describe the function of grounding in ESD control

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Qualification and Certification Testing

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Standard Compliant

ESD: An Introduction complies with the ANSI/ESD S20.20 ESD control program guidelines as well as to JEDEC JESD625, IEC 61340-5, and IPC-610 standards.

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