[sdiy] Moog Voyager - No Osc Sound

Tim Ressel timr at circuitabbey.com
Sat Feb 9 09:31:55 CET 2019

Hp i mean agilent i mean keysight many years ago had rf amplifers going 
bad in the field. when they analyzed the failures they discovered esd 
damage that occurred in the factory several months before the failures. 
They were latent ESD failures. After that they went a bit crazy with the 
esd protection gear in the factories. they even put goo on all the 
monitor screens.


On 2/8/2019 5:47 PM, Mike Beauchamp wrote:
> On 2/6/19 5:34 PM, Richie Burnett wrote:
>>> Latent and incremental ESD damage is a thing and resulting degraded, 
>>> out-of
>>> spec performance is just as common as catastrophic fails.  One of 
>>> the earliest
>>> (and easiest to verify) examples are discrete RF bipolar transistors...
>> Solid state laser diodes (as used in CD/DVD burners) are also 
>> apparently very susceptible to static damage. I used to work for an 
>> electronics company that used low power laser diodes in one of their 
>> assemblies, and it was a sackable offense to walk into the production 
>> area without first putting on your antistatic lab coat and testing 
>> your heal grounding strap, etc...
>> They had previously been bitten with product recalls due to gradual 
>> degradation in laser diode performance attributed to static damage 
>> during the assembly. Once the assembly process was tightened up, 
>> there were no further failures of this type.
> Thanks for the tips and experience guys! I've soldered a lot of 
> TL074's on the bare kitchen table with no hygrometer in sight and 
> wearing a sweater depending on the month. Never knew "latent and 
> incremental ESD damage" was a thing.  Will keep an eye on some of 
> those modules!
> Mike
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