Dan Roganti ragooman at
Thu Oct 21 06:25:58 CDT 2010

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 12:39 AM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:

> On 20 Oct 2010 at 21:58, ben wrote:
> > if HTL is high threshold logic for Industrial logic,I would expect
> > them *NOT* to have static problems, other than over voltage. I think
> > HTL can run up to about 35 volts, but I have not seen a DATA SHEET on
> > them for about 25 years. Ben.
> Looking at the schematics and datasheets for HTL, I don't see how
> their ESD tolerance would be greatly different from DTL and probably
> any other bipolar logic family.
while this is true, with just handling these devices between parts bin, it's
still relative, once these are embedded in equipment and installed in a
facility, however remote, deep in a navy submarine or atop a mountain
observatory. You still needed to follow static precautions as far back when
digital logic was first used because the level of static discharge can
potentially increase when in presence of the various building materials in
and around the computer equipment.


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