EMC Design (2 day)

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Consideration of EMC at the early stages of a project or product development can lead to significant savings in time and money during the final approvals process. It is therefore important that engineers and technicians involved in the design process are aware of the techniques available to reduce the risk of non-compliance. This 2 day design course is classroom-based, consisting of lectures and demonstrations.

Key subjects covered

Introduction to EMC
What EMC is, and how EMC design fits with regulation, testing and management.
Conducted interference
An investigation of the real-world properties and performance of common components used to reduce conducted disturbances.
EMC components
An investigation of the real-world properties and performance of specialist EMC components which can be used to protect against transient disturbances.
Enclosure shielding
An overview of shielding effectiveness and its practical application, covering electric, magnetic and electromagnetic field shielding.
Cables and cable crosstalk
An overview of transmission lines and demonstrations of crosstalk and how it can be reduced.
Power supplies
An overview of common power supply topologies, and how these affect the emission of EM disturbances, both power supply harmonics and at radio frequencies; and using power supply filters to reduce emission levels.
Circuit design
Demonstrations of circuit design rules and how emissions are affected by component choice and layout.
PCB layout
An overview of board-level circuit design, and the issues surrounding layer ordering, vias, strip-lines and other design techniques.

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Last Updated: 2014-Feb-11

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