Sessions & Workshops


Event Programme

Bonus Content - Available from the 15th June 2021

Session description

Available on-demand from the 15th June to the 30th June 2021

EMC Expert, Keith Armstrong provides 2 bonus presentations.

Session programme

Managing the Functional Safety and Other Risks that can be caused by EMI — The Techniques and Measures in IEEE Std 1848-2020

Speakers: Keith Armstrong

Risk Management of future Medical Devices and Systems

Speakers: Keith Armstrong

Keith Armstrong's Training Workshops

Session description

Available on-demand from the 19th May to the 30th June 2021

EMC expert, Keith Armstrong, will be providing 2 days’ worth of online training and accompanying notes on: -

- Why “CE+CE=CE” cannot be relied upon for EMC compliance

- Low-cost, quick, benchtop EMC testing helps de-risk all project stages

How to achieve EMC Compliance under the RED

- Essential Electronic Design Techniques for Cost-Effective SI, PI and EMC in 2021  

The Essential Electronic Design Techniques course is a full day course, split into 7 sections and is fully updated for 2021! It normally costs £3000.00!

Introduction to Keith Armstrong's EMC Training Workshops

Session programme

1. Why “CE+CE=CE” cannot be relied upon for EMC compliance

Speakers: Keith Armstrong

2. Low-cost, quick, benchtop EMC testing helps de-risk all project stages

Speakers: Keith Armstrong

3. How to achieve EMC Compliance under the RED

Speakers: Keith Armstrong

4. Essential PCB design/layout techniques for good, cost-effective SI, PI, and EMC – in 2021

Speakers: Keith Armstrong

Antennas, and Real-Time Spectrum Analyser Measurements

Chair: Paul Duxbury, European Sales Manager, Microwave Vision Group (Rainford EMC Systems)

Session description

Available on-demand from the 19th May to the 30th June 2021

Whether you are doing EMC or antenna measurements, it is important to have an understanding of the different parameters which need to be taken into account. From an EMC point of view, the calibration of the antennas used in the testing is key, including the incorporation of that data into the results, and being aware of any impact it might have on the overall measurement and uncertainty.

In terms of mobile communications, there are a wide range of antenna types which can be used, and with the advent of 5G and other communication technologies, antenna design and development has progressed significantly. For all measurements, the analyser/ receiver is a key item of equipment, and the range and types of available analyser have increased over recent years.
With the advent of new measuring techniques (such as FFT), it is important that users understand how to use these to gain the maximum benefit.

See Paul Duxbury's introduction to his session on Shielded Chambers

Session programme

Some Considerations when Planning a Shielded Chamber

Speakers: Paul Duxbury MVG Industries UK LTD

Some Latest Developments on Antennas for Mobile Radio Communications

Speakers: Professor Yi Huang, Professor in Wireless Engineering, Head of High Frequency Engineering Group and Deputy Head of Department; plus Tianyua Jia and Sumin Joseph; all of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, University of Liverpool

Using the FFT-based measuring Instrument for full Compliance EMI Testing, Procedures and Full Automation

Speakers: Dr. Ing. Stephan Braun, CEO and Founder, Gauss Instruments International GmbH

Simulation

Chair: Tamara Monti, SIMULIA Solution Consultant, 3DS.COM/SIMULIA (Dassault Systemes UK Ltd)

Co Chair: Paul Duxbury, European Sales Manager, Microwave Vision Group (Rainford EMC Systems)

Session description

Available on-demand from the 19th May to the 30th June 2021

The modelling of electromagnetic systems has become both feasible and affordable in the last twenty years. This has been enabled by the availability of powerful but affordable computing in addition to a number of software systems which enable not only the solution of the physics of the interaction of electromagnetic fields with the geometry of concern but also the modelling of that geometry.

There are still a number of challenges in the use and acceptance of the modelling of electromagnetic interactions, including validation, visualisation and assimilation of results and the modelling of diffusive materials and non-linearities.

Introduction - Tamara Monti

Session programme

High Voltage Testing (a virtual investigation of Electrode optimisation)

Speakers: Professor Chris Jones

Simulating the Electromagnetic Performance Characteristics of Large Electric Vehicle Batteries

Speakers: Dr Alastair R. Ruddle, Chief Scientist, HORIBA MIRA Limited

EMC Simulation of Automotive Ethernet

Speakers: Dr Tamara Monti, SIMULIA Solution Consultant, 3DS.COM/SIMULIA (Dassault Systemes UK Ltd)

Brexit, CE and UKCA Marking

Chair: Chair: Dai Davis, Partner, Percy Crow Davis & Co.

Session description

Available on-demand from the 19th May to the 30th June 2021

This 90-minute workshop is presented by Dai Davis, and summarises the consequences of Brexit and the effect on the CE Marking regime. 
Dai is a lawyer as well as an engineer, so this presentation introduces legal aspects of the effect of Brexit not previously discussed by CE Marking experts. 

He will look at:

  • The Structure of CE Marking legislation
  • What are the three Brexit agreements
  • The immediate effect of Brexit on EU law
  • The Differences between CE and UKCA Marking
  • Northern Ireland and UKNI
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Dai looks at all these questions from a CE Marking perspective, drawing on Machine Safety, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Toy Safety and Medical Device Safety examples throughout.     

Session programme

Brexit, CE and UKCA Marking

Speakers: Chair: Dai Davis, Partner, Percy Crow Davis & Co.

RED (the Radio Equipment Directive)

Chair: Michael Derby, Technical Director, Regulatory Approvals, Element Materials Technology

Session description

Available on-demand from the 19th May to the 30th June 2021

The RED replaced the old R&TTE Directive in 2016, making sweeping changes that impact most product manufacturers who provide radio enabled equipment.

In fact, in a few years, due to the Internet of Things (IoT) it will probably be quite a rare product that declares compliance with the EMCD or LVD. The RED will cover almost everything.

All products that have a radio function, transmitter or receiver, come within scope of the RED and are required to demonstrate compliance with EMC, safety and radio performance requirements. Even if the main function of the product is not a radio feature, or if CE Marked radio modules are used by the end product manufacturer; the RED still applies to the final product.

The RED has extended the definition of ‘radio function’ to cover equipment that uses wireless propagation for radio communication or determination, at any frequency up to 3,000 GHz.
This includes everything; such as low power short range communication, GPS receivers, radio and TV receivers, cellular communication modules, ground-penetrating radar, and many forms of wireless power transfer, etc.

There are technical and administrative requirements for meeting the RED which will be addressed in this session by Michael and Charlie.

  1. Introduction to the RED and overview of compliance
  2. Testing requirements for the RED
  3. Radio Modules in the RED
  4. Combining radio technology into other equipment
  5. Notified Body Certificates
  6. The Technical Documentation File
  7. Common problems for manufacturers
  8. Questions

Session programme

RED (the Radio Equipment Directive)

Speakers: Michael Derby, Technical Director, Regulatory Approvals, Element Materials Technology

Transport, Systems and Installations

Chair: Ian MacDiarmid, Visiting Professor in Applied Electromagnetics, University of Liverpool

Session description

Available on-demand from the 19th May to the 30th June 2021

The session is less about the equipment design and more about the systems design, development and qualification from the prime contractor’s point of view.

Transport products of land, sea and air have their own challenges of mobility, safety considerations and mass/volume restrictions. Increasingly, transport platforms operate in an integrated manner with systems which often extend over a wide area and have similar safety concerns and reliability requirements as the platforms they support.

Many prime contractors or designers and developers of complex systems do not design and develop the equipment which they integrate into the final system. As such they have to develop specifications which control all the electromagnetic effects with which the equipment has to cope. These include the traditional EMC susceptibility and emission requirements. In addition, there are a growing number of other electromagnetic effects, including electrostatic charging, induced effects of Lightning, intentional electromagnetic interference etc. Prime contractor organisations also have a responsibility to ensure that systems architecture and installation is designed to ensure that equipment qualification limits are not exceeded.

This session provides an opportunity for speakers to present their approaches to the development of such specifications and systems design.  

Introduction by Ian MacDiarmid

Session programme

Development and Management of EMC Specifications and their Application in the Railway Environment

Speakers: Martin Grant, Chartered Electrical Systems Engineer; and Stephanie Ambala; both from Atkins.

Achieving real-life whole railway system electromagnetic compatibility using theoretical modelling and practical assessments

Speakers: Dr. Dela Sharifi, Senior Engineer, Electrical Networks; and Dr. Dena Servatian, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Systems, Transportation; both from Atkins.

Taking good care of our neighbours – the story of an LRT scheme

Speakers: Rui Da Cruz Santo, EMC Team Lead, Technical Specialist, Mott Macdonald

High Power EMI

Chair: Dr Richard Hoad, Chief Scientist and Managing Consultant, QinetiQ Ltd

Session description

Available on-demand from the 19th May to the 30th June 2021

There are many areas of Electromagnetic Hazards which involve extremely high fields, currents and voltages. Designing and testing against such hazards requires many special considerations, particularly in circumstances of commercial cost constraints. Traditional EMC testing techniques are often inappropriate.

There are international standards being developed which require to be reviewed and monitored.

There are safety concerns to be accounted for in terms of radiation hazards and/or shock hazards.

Introduction - Dr Richard Hoad

Session programme

Extreme Electromagnetics: Lightning – Its Many Facets

Speakers: Professor Chris Jones

High power RF Susceptibility Testing within Reverberation Chambers.

Speakers: Gavin Barber, Team Leader – E3 Test and Evaluation and EM Security, QinetiQ Ltd, Farnborough.

The Potential for HPEM Disruption of Critical Infrastructure Assets

Speakers: Dr Richard Hoad, Chief Scientist and Managing Consultant, QinetiQ Ltd

Supported By

EMC LTA
Electromagnetic Compatability Industry Assocaition
EMC Academy