EMC ESD problems

EMC ESD problems

Postby GiovanniTEIS » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:08 pm


I develop some different products using the microcontroller PIC32MX460F512L. All the products are affected by problems with the ESD discharge test EN 61000-4-2.
When arrive a discharge, the microcontroller perform a reset. It happen also using a coupling plane near to the microcontroller, without allow to the discharge to direct arrive to the board.
On the board are present a Transil on the 3V3 and all the requested ceramic capacitor.
It's not easy to solve the problem because there isn't a particular problematic pin, the ESD arrive only at the external test plane.

Any Idea or official guide about this ESD problem ?
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Re: EMC ESD problems

Postby ric » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:49 am

What is conmected to your MCLR pin (even if it is disabled)
Are all your pins either tied high/low, or set to output?
Do you have a bypass capacitor mounted as close as possible to every pair of power pins?
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