ExMOD ESD Event
Detector is Ready
by: Elizabeth Nelson
For the past three years, we have been
reporting the advancing development of a new static
event detector called ExMOD (Magneto-Optical Static Event Detector).
This device allows ESD events to be detected as an integrated circuit
or device would see them. It may be used right on the IC itself.
Today, the device is ready for distribution.
This opens the door to a level of ESD detection unknown in the past.
It has been used by some leading companies
such as Qualcomm
to Jam Hamlin (Staff Engineer in at Qualcomm Inc. in San Diego),
before this product, an "ESD researcher could measure the surface
resistance of a table top or measure the electrical field strength
of an insulative electrical test fixture [but] now with ExMODs,
we can actually measure and record the discharge events that our
ESD sensitive devices and components are subjected to."
You may visit the ExMOD web site at