RC-diode ESD protection design for high-frequency applications

Chun Yu Lin*, Yi Quan Fu

*Corresponding author for this work

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To offer the electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection in high-frequency integrated circuits, a new RC-diode ESD protection design is presented in this work. The protection circuit combines the ESD diodes with the embedded silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) and the inserting resistors to provide the appropriate performances including ESD-current-handling ability, signal loss, and layout area. Based on the experimental results in CMOS chip, the new design is a proper solution for ESD protection in high-frequency applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108222
JournalSolid-State Electronics
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Feb


  • Diode
  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection
  • Silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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