BitBox has now used the ESD test unit we have received courtesy of Devlin Electronics Ltd. This facility now gives BitBox a pre-compliance platform for ESD testing our designs.
ESD (ElectroStatic Discharge) testing is a mandatory requirement as part of regulatory approvals for the CE mark. The test is frequently left until the very end of the regulatory approvals process because it is potentially destructive to the unit under test. There is nothing worse than failing the ESD test right at the last hurdle!
BitBox now has ESD test equipment on site which gives us the ability to perform checks early on during the design and prototyping process. This will significantly improve our chance of achieving a first time pass at the formal regulatory ESD tests.