Why take this class?
EMC is often put off to the last phase of development … but it can't be ignored. Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) has many implications on several levels and most engineers working with electrical or electronic products have to deal with its many facets every day. In an IEEE survey of colleges and universities, it was found to be included in the curriculum in only ten engineering programs. As an explanation for this professors have commented that often there is so much to teach, EMC is given only a cursory nod. With this EMC training course, you can continue your education in a way that will help you get your products on the market sooner.
What makes this EMC Seminar different from all others?
- Instructors who are EMC engineers with 75 years combined experience in real world engineering in the industry and who remain current in the latest developments affecting EMC issues. Click here for instructor biographies.
- Two days of seminars followed by a one-day hands-on workshop.
Two-day seminar before the workshop
Using updates of the latest developments in research, standards, regulations, instrumentation and services, participants will study EMC design techniques and the calculations required to design a product to meet compliance regulations. They will use materials developed by the instructors, Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg, in conjunction with the textbook Design Techniques for Controlling Radiated Emissions, 2nd edition by Michel Mardiguian, edited in part by Donald L. Sweeney and D.L.S. staff.
Using an example of a real life product and following typical
design principles, students will:
- Develop a block diagram.
- Determine the product's EMC parameters.
- Using D.L.S.'s proprietary computer program, (a copy of which you will take home) calculate the probable emissions and immunity of the:
- Circuit boards
- Power supply
- I/O lines
- Determine if there are EMC concerns.
- Find cost effective mitigating steps while the product is still on paper.
In the former classes "Introduction to EMC Design" and "Design Techniques for Controlling Radiated Emissions," students were asked what changes to the classes they would like to see. They suggested more hands-on-design opportunities, and from that request our new "Practical Applications Workshop" was born. After two days of intense study of EMC and design principles, students in the workshop will design, from start to finish, an EMC compliant product.
- Goals of Workshop
- To give the Design Engineer an in-depth understanding and working knowledge of EMC design principles.
- To give the Design Engineer the ability to calculate necessary information to validate the design (using simple math, graphical and computer programs).
- To have the Design Engineer involved in the hands-on, step-by-step process of implementing the EMC principles learned in the seminar into real life products.
- When students leave this class, they should be ready to lead a design team with a high degree of confidence that their products will meet the EMC requirements.
The goal of this new workshop is to help design engineers and technicians learn to apply the EMC design principles they learn in the seminar to real life products. Seminar goals also include:
- A take-home proprietary computer program that solves the most complex EMC problems. As part of the curriculum, students will use and then take home a copy of the computer program designed by the instructors. It addresses design considerations from component level, through circuit boards, to enclosure level. The seminar/workshop is presented in a practical, hands-on style providing a step-by-step design process to avoid EMC problems. Attendees can then put their acquired knowledge to immediate use in an optional free 45-minute design evaluation of their own product.
As one participant wrote, "The computer program alone is worth the price of the seminar." And the instructors give participants a copy of this program at no extra charge.
- Free optional 45-minute EMC design evaluation of your own product. Click here for details on what to bring for this evaluation.