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ESD

Electrostatic Discharge

The rapid, spontaneous transfer of electrostatic charge induced by a high electrostatic field. Note: Usually, the charge flows through a spark between two bodies at different electrostatic potentials as they approach one another. Details of such processes, such as the rate of the charge transfer, are described in specific electrostatic discharge models.
Source: IDEA Standard IDEA-STD-1010-B Acceptability of Electronic Components Distributed in the Open Market, Rev. B and ESDA, ESD ADV1.0-2009: ESD Association Advisory for Electrostatic Discharge Terminology.
ESD Shield

Electrostatic Discharge Shield

A barrier or enclosure that limits the passage of current and attenuates an electromagnetic field resulting from an electrostatic discharge. See ANSI/ESD S541, Packaging Materials for ESD Sensitive Items, for more information about ESD shielding and appropriate packaging materials.
Source: IDEA Standard IDEA-STD-1010-B Acceptability of Electronic Components Distributed in the Open Market, Rev. B and ESDA, ESD ADV1.0-2009: ESD Association Advisory for Electrostatic Discharge Terminology.
ESDS

Electrostatic Discharge Sensitivity
Electrostatic Discharge Susceptibility

The lowest level level of electrostatic discharge (ESD) that produces changes in device characteristics such that the device fails to meet its specified parameters.
Source: JEDEC website referencing JESD625-A, 12/99.