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Certus Semiconductor partners with Pragma Design


Partnership marks a significant leap forward in advancing Embedded Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Detection Technology.

Embedded ESD Detection Technology holds paramount importance in fortifying electronic devices against Electrostatic Discharge, a latent and critical hazard to contemporary electronics. Certus's collaboration with Pragma Design's ESD Analysis Tool (PEAT) is focused on seamlessly integrating state-of-the-art ESD detection capabilities directly into semiconductor chips. This integration facilitates real-time monitoring and proactive defense against potential ESD incidents, thus safeguarding the integrity of electronic systems.

Wearable devices, especially in the medical field, are particularly vulnerable to ESD events. Now, more than ever, an ESD event can cause life-threatening disruptions in a system. This partnership aims to assist devices (and their wearers) in recovering gracefully from such incidents.

Certus Semiconductor is dedicated to innovation and continuous improvement in chip-level IO cell performance. Pragma Design's expertise in system-level design and analysis and their disruptive technological advancement of PEAT technology align perfectly with the Certus goal of helping semiconductor suppliers deliver robust, cost-effective, and high-performance solutions.

Advantages of Embedded ESD Detection:

- Preventive Safeguarding: Real-time monitoring empowers devices to promptly enact protective measures upon detecting an ESD event, mitigating operational disruptions.

- Enhanced Reliability: Implementing embedded ESD detection technology significantly reduces the risk of ESD-induced failures, thereby increasing device reliability and lifespan.

- Real Sustainability: An ESD failure of a 2-cent component triggers downtime and replacement costs. It also results in an often overlooked doubling of the pollution footprint generated by manufacturing and shipping an entire replacement system.

- Economical Viability: By averting ESD-related setbacks, manufacturers can reduce costly warranty claims, mitigate injury risks, and eliminate the need for product recalls.

Pragma and Certus are combining system-level and chip-level ESD IP and expertise to develop a comprehensive suite of embedded ESD detection solutions.

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