Different organisations are involved in the specification of ESD measurement, verification and validation regulations and standards, respectively. The most important are summarized below:

AEC Automotive Electronics Council
DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.
ESDA EOS/ESD Association
JEDEC JEDEC Solid State Technology Association (Joint Electron Device Engineering Council)
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ANSI American National Standards Institute
SAE SAE International (Society of Automotive Engineers)

In addition, military applications are covered by the MIL-Standards as they are called.

All these standards can be divided into 2 main groups:

  • ESD-Control: Standards addressing the handling of ESD-sensitive components and systems
  • ESD-Protection: Standards addressing the validation of ESD-sensitive components and systems.