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Theme fund: NGI Zero Core
Start: 2024-02
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O-ESD: Open-hardware for ElectroStatic Discharge testing

Open-hardware for ElectroStatic Discharge testing

The goals of the Open-hardware for ElectroStatic Discharge testing (O-ESD) is to design, produce and verify an open-hardware and accompanying open-software for a device for electrostatic discharge testing. Electrostatic discharge is a phenomenon that occurs daily between humans and electronics and can irreversibly damage the electronics. All consumer electronics sold in EU, including all internet hardware, must satisfy Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive. One of the most hardest tests within EMC directive deals with electrostatic discharge as defined by IEC/EN 61000-4-2 standard. Standardized tests are typically done with special equipment in accredited EMC laboratories and are costly. The O-ESD tester will minimize the costs of pre-compliance testing and make it publicly available.

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Run by School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Core Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101092990.