Design for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
The field of electromagnetic compatibility is a critical yet often ignored technical discipline. Every person involved in the development, manufacture and through life support of a product can have a significant but unknowing effect on the EMC performance of a product.
By attending this short course you will gain a general background into the causes, effects and mitigation of EMC.
The use of modelling and trials, as methods of verifying the EMC design of a product, will be introduced and discussed.
Who Should Attend?
This course is aimed at all designers, engineers and managers engaged in a broad range of activities within the product development cycle and in particular for those having a technical background or influence. A general understanding of electronic, mechanical and software design and manufacture processes is a prerequisite.
The course commences at 9:00am and finishes at approximately 5:00pm.
- What is electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
- Description of the phenomena and their causes
- The Electromagnetic environment.
Why is it an Issue?
- Possible scenarios
- Experiences and examples
- EMC Control Plan
- Who does it effect in the product lifecycle
Design and Test
- EMC as a design discipline
- Why it is often ignored and just tested at the end of the project
- Testing used to verify a good design
Basic Design Principles
- Top level introduction to the main areas of concern
- Combining compliant products to form systems
- The effect of other design disciplines on the EMC of a product
Software Design Tools
- EMC Modelling Packages (including a demonstration of a leading simulation package)
- CAD Packages – Design Rules
- EMC Directive and other related directives
- Routes to compliance
- Declaration of Conformance
Tests and Standards
- Commercial, military and aerospace standards
- Test Facilities
- Review of key concepts
- Further reading
- Conclusion and questions
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