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What is the difference between breakdown and shunt devices?

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ESD Devices

what are the breakdown devices and shunt devices used for ESD protection ?
What is the difference between breakdown devices and shunt devices?
 

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Re: ESD Devices

Shunt device? what do you mean?

In general, the pn-junction diode, large MOS device, parasitic SCR, field-oxide device and so on can be used as the ESD protection device.

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Re: ESD Devices

Most designers like to use PN(BJT) or larger width MOS for ESD protection.
 

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