Glossary: Charged Device Model (CDM)
A charged device model simulates situations in electronics manufacturing or handling environments when a static-sensitive device becomes charged and discharges to a conductor – e.g., when a device slides down a shipping tube, acquiring a charge, and subsequently discharges to a person or conductive object. CDM tests predict the susceptibility of a device to damage from electrostatic discharge.
Note: CDM should not be confused with Human Body Model (HBM).
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