We hate maths!
But we still need to understand the underlying physical principles
in order to do EMC, SI and PI design cost-effectively,
quickly, and right-first-time.
Companies who apply this knowledge in their new product design procedures get to market much more quickly (now more important than low BOM cost), and often also achieve better-performing products they can sell at lower prices.
I will be teaching ‘good EMC, SI and PI design’ in the “Training Workshops” on May 19 and 20 at EMC & Compliance International 2021, The Grandstand, Newbury Racecourse, U.K., .
Unlike EMC design courses heavy with maths, my courses are the result of 40+ years of a very wide variety of very successful design engineering based on the maths, but not needing it.
I am an experienced design engineer and I teach wholly practical techniques to practising design engineers. You will find that you can effectively apply these techniques immediately you return to work – all you need is a calculator that does squares, square roots, and logs!
I would normally take four days to teach this, so have had to cut some modules down to fit the two days available. For the first time ever I will attempt to do a complete run-through of my two full days of courses on PCB design for EMC – in just three hours!
Using EMC test laboratories is the most time-consuming and costly way to develop EMC designs. For product success we need to design modern electronic products so that EMC tests are only needed once, for final design validation.
And by the way: it is important to understand that final EMC test validation is not required for compliance with the EMC Directive, or with the EMC requirements in the RED.
By combining this comprehensive practical knowledge with EMC tests using very low-cost test gear on our normal electronic development workbenches, we can almost guarantee to pass EMC tests to domestic/commercial/industrial standards first time.
For tougher military/automotive test standards we generally need a shielded test chamber, but we can still use low-cost test gear – I’ve done it, and trained it too.
See you there!
Acronyms: SI = Signal Integrity PCB = Printed Circuit Board
PI = Power Integrity RED = the Radio Equipment Directive: 2014/53/EU
EMC = Electromagnetic Compatibility