Following Albert Einstein’s model of making things as simple as possible, but not simpler, you too, can become an EMC-competent board designer by understanding what happens, rather than merely learning rules.
On Monday, March 24, 2014, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, I, along with course attendees will examine sources of RF; electric and magnetic dipole antenna structures; and near-field arrangement that generate common and differential mode currents and create crosstalk and far-field radiation. Using 3-D field simulation, I will demonstrate design techniques for trapping RF generated by various applications.
In addition, my professional development course (PD26) at IPC APEX EXPO, “Becoming an EMC-competent Board Designer by Understanding What Happens Rather than Learning Rules,” will detail:
• Design rules and samples of EMS and high-speed PCB design
• Influence of connector placement on external noise
• Role of line and power structures in EM-field and high-speed signal propagation
• Current density distributions of different signal structures (single-ended and differential lines) to reconfirm proposed design structures
• Effects of slotted ground planes under signal traces and high-speed signal propagation switching between reference planes as demonstrated by 3-D field simulation with signal energy flow; and recommendations for optimal signal path and reference plans arrangement
• The influence of 90 trace inflections and non-matching differential trace length for high-speed signals as demonstrated by 3-D EM field simulation with signal integrity distortion
Learn to understand the impact of EMC on PCBs beyond the rules by joining me on Monday, March 24.