EMC and Signal Integrity Training

EMC and Signal Integrity Training

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Introduction:

EMC and Signal Integrity Training Course with Hands-on Exercises (Online, Onsite and Classroom Live)

EMC and Signal Integrity Training: Design for EMC/SI (Electromagnetic Compatibility & Signal Integrity) is our flagship EMC design class. It addresses the control of EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) at the box level through proven design techniques. This three-day course provides a comprehensive treatment of EMC/SI “inside the box.” This includes digital and analog circuits, printed circuit board design, power electronics, I/O treatments, mechanical shielding, and more.

Please note – this class does NOT address “outside the box” issues such as cable design, power wiring, and other systems level concerns. Day 3 discusses EMI Troubleshooting Guidelines with case studies. Each student will receive a copy of the EDN Magazine Designer’s Guide to EMC by Daryl Gerke and William Kimmel, along with a complete set of lecture notes.

Duration: 3 days

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Customize It:

  • We can adapt this EMC and Signal Integrity Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this EMC and Signal Integrity Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the EMC and Signal Integrity course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

EMC and Signal Integrity Training – Audience/Target Group:

The target audience for this EMC and Signal Integrity course:

All

EMC and Signal Integrity Training – Objectives:

Upon completing this training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • How to identify, prevent, and fix over 30 common EMI/EMC problems in at the box/design level
  • Simple models and “rules of thumb” and to help you arrive at quick design decisions (NO heavy math).
  • Design impact of various EMC specifications
  • Practical tools, tips, and techniques
  • Good EMI/EMC design practices

EMC and Signal Integrity Training – Course Syllabus:

Introduction

    • Interference Sources, Paths, and Receptors
    • Key Threats in EMC and SI
    • EMI Regulations & Impact on Design
    • Signal Integrity and EMC
    • Looking for “Hidden Transmitters” and “Hidden Antennas”

Physics of EMI

    • Frequency, Time, and Dimensions
    • Dealing with “Hidden Schematics”
    • Transmission Lines and “Hidden Antennas”
    • Common Mode & Differential Mode

Components

    • Passive Components and Their Limitations
    • EMC Effects in Active Components
    • Simple EMC Filters and How to Design Them
    • Clock and Reset Circuits
    • On-Board Power Regulators
    • Clock Dithering

General PCB Issues

    • Identifying Critical Circuits
    • Component Placement
    • PCB Stack-up Recommendations
    • Isolated or “Split” Planes
    • I/O Treatments – Circuit Board Grounding
    • Power Decoupling
    • Buried Capacitance
    • Trace Routing and Terminations
    • Crosstalk
    • Component Shielding

Power Electronics

    • Power Quality and EMI
    • Filters & Transient Protection
    • Switch Mode Power Supply Design for EMC
    • Power, Relay and Motor Circuits

Grounding

    • Function of a Ground
    • Safety and EMI
    • Single Point, Multi Point, and Hybrid Grounds
    • Ground Loops
    • Signal Grounds
    • Analog Grounds
    • Grounding Guidelines

Shielding

    • Materials & Limitations
    • Dealing with Openings and Penetrations
    • Magnetic Field Shielding Issues
    • Shielding Design Guidelines
    • Cable Grounding
    • Cable Shielding & Connectors
    • Cable Crosstalk

EMC Troubleshooting Workshop

    • Troubleshooting Methods and Techniques
    • Common Symptoms, Problems, & Solutions
    • How to Quickly Identify Likely Causes
    • Case Studies
    • Design Examples
    • Systems Examples

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