Design for EMC

Start date: 21 May 2024

Duration: 4 Days, Tues 21 - Fri 24 May 24, 10am to 4pm each day

Location: Online course

Certificate: N/A

Cost: Members € 400; Non-members € 600

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

to meet demand another Design for EMC course rerun has been scheduled or Tues 21st - Fri 24th May 24 following a prior rerun on Tues 16th to Fri 19th Jan 24.
This 4 day Design for Electromagnetic Compatibility course provides a good outline of the basics of EM theory and common EMC problems. It covers all aspects of equipment design necessary to ensure a compliant design with a particular emphasis on PCB design and the implications of the various components. The course will include practical demonstrations and workshops.
Due to demand this course has been rerun regularly: Previous reruns were on 23 - 26 May 2023, 21 - 24 Mar 2022, 23 - 26 Mar 2021, 20 - 23 Oct 2020 and 13 - 16 July 2020.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this Design for EMC course, participants will be able to:
1. Understand EM basics – susceptibility and emissions
2. Understand common EMC pitfalls in PCB design
3. Develop a fundamental understanding of PCB current flows

Who is the course for?

The course introduces EMC and methods to both the design engineer and the manager. It will provide a good working knowledge of EMC so that the engineer can understand the EMC design features necessary to minimise the cost of meeting the EMC Directives.


Day 1

Morning 10am- 12pm:
EMC and EMI introduction
Near Field and Far Field,
Maxwells Equations
Skin Effect
Afternoon 1pm-4pm:
Radiated and Conducted Emissions: Difference between pcb and cable emissions
Shielding Concepts,
Basic Waves and Harmonics

Day 2

Morning 10am -12pm:
EMC Standards and Regulations
Antenna Principles
Transmission and Receiver Basics
Afternoon 1pm-4pm:
Current Probes
Receivers and Analysers
Transmissions Lines
Surge / Transient Testing

Day 3

Morning 10am -12pm:
Coupling and PCB Design consideration
RF and Digital High Speed Design
Digital Noise
Grounding Impact
Afternoon 1pm-4pm:
PCB Shielding Solutions
PCB Filtering Solutions

Day 4

Morning 10am – 12pm:
PCB Layout Techniques
Circuit Decoupling Techniques
Shielding Materials
Afternoon 1pm-4pm:
Final PCB tips for good design
Wrap Up and Student Feedback

Trainer Profile

John McAuley, Managing Director – Compliance Engineering Ireland Ltd. John has vast EMC experience and has lectured extensively on EMC theory and pcb design issues. John has carried out or supervised certification of over 2000 products.

James Kearney , Lecturer in TU Dublin and NUI Maynooth has delivered multiple EMC classes to undergraduate and postgraduate students since 2016. James is an Electronic Engineer and has over 20 years experience in PCB design and compliance.

Note: the image on this web page is of Compliance Engineering Ireland’s Anechoic Chamber

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