ESD influences the operating stability and lifetime reliability of electronic modules in vehicles. ISO-10605 and JASO standard 5.8 specify testing conditions for this parameter.
Non-repetitive avalanche energy (EAS)
This non-repetitive avalanche energy of a diode specifies the maximum energy it can absorb in the reverse bias state to protect circuits from inductive kick back transients from motors and solenoids, or induced high reverse voltages. There is no automotive standard for this specification.
Temperature conditions for automotive electronics and components
The JASO specifies the operating temperature range for automotive electronics as – 40 to +100C based on their location, such as the trunk, engine, or other places.
By attention to diode rectifier characteristics, automotive polarity circuit protection can be ensured.
Soo Man (Sweetman) Kim is senior application manager at Vishay.
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