This two day course provides a general introduction to aspects of design associated with product EMC, helping you to adopt good EMC design principles in your workplace.
The EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) Directive states that equipment should be designed and manufactured with EMC in mind.
Equipment built without any consideration for EMC during the design phase is far more likely to fail compliance tests
- At a late stage of the product development process the options for controlling EMC problems may be restricted and costly
- By contrast, employing good EMC Design principles at the start helps to prevent EMC problems arising in the first place, reducing time to market, development and product costs thus significantly reducing business risk
Bookings for this course can be made up to 7 days prior to the course start date. For bookings made closer to the start date, please call us for availability.
CPD hours | 13
Course Leader | Mark Tyndall
What is it about?
- 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 lines 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
Who should attend?
- Electronic design engineers wishing to improve their understanding of EMC
- EMC test engineers wishing to improve their capability in solving EMC problems
What will I achieve?
Delegates will gain an introductory understanding of the key design principles for EMC allowing them to adopt good design processes and principles in their workplace.
- Discover the reasons behind design guidelines
- See real-world response of components to disturbances
- Course delivered by experts with hands-on experience of solving EMC problems
- 13 continuing professional development (CPD) hours* for chartered engineers or those working towards their chartered status
*Please note that the IET requirement is now 30 hours per year and can be monitored.