English EMC Seminar taught by Lee Hill, founding partner of SILENT.

Seminar APEMI

Applying EMI Design & Troubleshooting Techniques

Summary

This is a fast-paced, intense two-day seminar that gives engineering professionals the ability to successfully recognize, troubleshoot & solve the most difficult EMI problems. This class is designed to help engineers with both 1) regulatory noise problems (European EMC Directive 2014/30/EU) and
2) non-regulatory noise problems that involve interference from one circuit to another circuit during normal product operation. During this seminar the instructor will use a spectrum analyzer, signal generator, digital noise sources, current probes, and near-field probes to provide practical demonstrations of common problems and solutions in real electronic hardware. These demonstrations will illustrate key EMC concepts including radiated and conduced emissions and immunity, high frequency antennas, common-mode current and voltage, inductance, and grounding.

This seminar shares a common first day with our other Seminar “Advanced Printed Circuit Board Design for EMI and Signal Integrity”. Attendees who register for both seminars will attend a total of three days, and will receive a 400 € discount off the total price.

Dates
April 17 & 18, 2018
June 13 & 14, 2018
September 11 & 12, 2018
Key aspects

In SILENT Seminar APEMI, we will review fundamental and advanced research that has provided the insight necessary to understand, prevent, and solve PCB and system-level electrical noise problems. Participations will learn practical techniques to analyze, reproduce, and solve electrical noise problems of all types. Many practical troubleshooting techniques will be demonstrated during this seminar. After attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Systematically analyze and solve noise problems by using the noise model to create and analyze a noise circuit schematic
  • Minimize radiated EMI by designing low inductance signal interconnects
  • Understand ground loops, how to represent them in an equivalent circuit, and how to eliminate them
  • Clearly identify and manage the three different types of "ground" in schematics and physical circuits
  • Identify "accidental antennas" in new designs
  • Understand and measure common-mode current in emissions and immunity problems
  • Improve the quality of sensor and instrumentation signals in the presence of noise
Organizational
Duration 2 Days
Hours 9:00 to 17:00
Operator SILENT Solutions LLC
Location Rosentitzer Str. 73, 01728 Bannewitz, Germany
Fee 995,00 € net (lunch included each day)
Seminar APCB

Advanced Printed Circuit Board Design for EMI and Signal Integrity

Summary

This is a fast-paced, intense two-day seminar that provides a unique blend of theory, applications, and numerous hardware demonstrations to describe effective PCB design strategies to eliminate EMC problems such as radiated emissions & immunity, and ESD, and to improve low and high frequency signal integrity of analog and digital sensors.

The real-time hardware demonstrations use a spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope and signal generators to illustrate inductance, common-impedance coupling, and ground loops in PCBs, cables, and systems. Specific examples of single-point, multi-point, “good”, and “bad” grounds will be discussed. We will also apply the seminar learning by discussing and examining actual SILENT client case histories as well as examples of integrated circuit application notes that give bad EMC design advice.

This seminar shares a common first day with our other Seminar, “Applying Practical EMI Design & Troubleshooting Techniques”. Attendees who register for both seminars will attend a total of three days, and will receive a 400 € discount off the total price!

Dates
April 17 & 19, 2018
September 11 & 13, 2018
Key aspects

In SILENT Seminar APCB, we will review fundamental and advanced research that has provided the insight necessary to understand, prevent, and solve PCB-level electrical noise problems. Participations will learn practical techniques to analyze, reproduce, and solve electrical noise problems of all types. Many practical troubleshooting techniques will be demonstrated during this seminar. After attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Place decoupling capacitors to obtain best performance for a given layer stackup, based on the latest university research
  • Explain the pros and cons of different PCB stackups, and know where to route and not to route high frequency noise sources
  • Control trace inductance for signal integrity and low noise design
  • Correctly identify the possible noise paths that can disrupt PCB operation and choose appropriate solutions
  • Explain the problems that split ground planes cause and how to use them correctly
  • Choose & place connectors and assign signals for lowest crosstalk, best signal integrity, and lowest EMI
  • How to identify mutual inductance and improve the effectiveness of filter capacitors
  • Identify good and bad design practices when viewing actual PCB layout screen-shots
  • Understand and explain the noise problems shown in the many in-class live demonstrations of functioning PC boards
Organizational
Duration 2 Days
Hours 9:00 to 17:00
Operator SILENT Solutions LLC
Location Rosentitzer Str. 73, 01728 Bannewitz, Germany
Fee 995,00 € net (lunch included each day)
Instructor Bio
Lee Hill

Lee Hill is Founding Partner of SILENT Solutions LLC, an American EMC consulting firm he started in Silicon Valley (Menlo Park, California) in 1992. Lee received his MSEE from the Missouri University of Science & Technology, emclab.mst.edu. He teaches a graduate course in EMC as a member of adjunct faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) http://www.wpi.edu/, and is also an EMC course instructor for the University of Oxford (England) and the IEEE EMC Society's Global University and Fundamentals Program which he chairs. He is a past EMC instructor for UC Berkeley Extension, General Motors University, Agilent, and Hewlett Packard. Lee has over 25 years of practical EMC design and troubleshooting experience. He consults and teaches worldwide, and has presented classes in Taiwan, Singapore, Mexico, Norway, Canada, South Korea, Germany, France, and United Kingdom. Lee is a past member of the IEEE EMC Society's Board of Directors.

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