One-day EMC seminars provide an opportunity to go into more depth,
than do multi-day seminars, and cover only a single topic. Each
listed below can be presented as a one-day seminar. These are
presented in-plant at your location (within the continental US). Occasionally we also present
some of them as public seminars.
Call us for details and scheduling.
Partitioning & Layout of Mixed-Signal
Preventing digital logic currents from contaminating low-level analog
signals on a mixed-signal PCB can be a difficult problem, especially on
boards with multiple ADCs. This one-day seminar looks at the various
approaches for dealing with this problem. The advantages as well as the
pitfalls of split ground planes are examined. The presentation
concludes that component placement, partitioning, proper PCB topology,
and routing didciplin are the keys to success. Outline
of Partitioning & Layout of Mixed-Signal PCBs.
EMC Systems Design Workshop
This one-day workshop discusses the systems approach to EMC
and takes the participants through the EMC design of a product from
to finish A hypothetical digital product is used as the workshop
example. It is desirable, but not required, for participants to have
basis EMC design background. Outline
of EMC Systems Design Workshop.
Antenna Theory Simplified
If you would like to understand how antennas work, but lack the time or
desire to study the intimidating mathematics normally associated with
theory - this course is for you. Circuit theory (instead of field
is used to analyize antenna operation. This produces simple but
circuit theory models that gives the participants an intuitive
of antenna operation. . Outline
of Antenna Theory Simplified Seminar.
Cabling and Grounding
EMC systems considerations as well as the basic EMC subjects of cabling
and grounding are covered. Emphasis is on applying the systems
to EMC early in the design. Cable coupling mechanisms, and the
of cable shield terminations are discussed. The purpose of
as well as an EMC grounding philosophy are presented. Outline
of Cabling and Grounding Seminar.
Basic Digital Design
The EMC concerns for digital logic systems operating with clock
up to a few hundred MHz are covered. Important design parameters
and printed circuit board layout features, including the
of different ground structures and various methods of decoupling are
In addition, models are developed for both differential-mode and
emission mechanisms. Other topics include transmission line
and radiation, and the use of an „image planeš to reduce
of Basic Digital Design Seminar.
Decoupling & Grounding of
Covers the mechanisms by which digital logic circuits generate power
noise, and the effectiveness and limitations of the various approaches
to decoupling and grounding. New technology to overcome the
of traditional decoupling methods will be discussed. The
of ground planes, the significance of ground voltage drop, and methods
of minimizing it are also discussed. This seminar duplicates some
material found in the Basic Digital Design seminar. Outline
of Decoupling and Grounding of High Speed Digital Circuits Seminar.
Common-Mode Filter Design
Explains why common-mode filter design is different than
filter design. Filters are designed using the graphical
method. This graphical method allows the designer to calculate
understand the effects of varying load and source impedances, and to
complex filters one stage at a time. Another advantage of this
is the ease in which parasitic and complex component characteristics
be handled. Outline of
Filter Design Seminar.
EMC Considerations in PCB Design and Layout
Covers EMC considerations for digital printed circuit board design
& layout. This seminar is intended for PCB design and layout
personnel. Layout and routing techniques aimed at minimizing both
radiated and conducted emission are discussed. Multilayer boards
will be emphasized. Outline
of EMC Considerations in PCB Design and Layout Seminar.
EMC Considerations in Switching Power
Covers radiated and conducted emission problems associated with
the design of switching power supplies. Electric and magnetic field
mechanisms are developed. Radiated and conducted emissions models are
as well as methods of emission control. Outline
of EMC Considerations in Switching Power Supply Design Seminar.
Analog Design and Layout
Covers methods and techniques to minimize the susceptibility of
low level analog circuits. Printed circuit board layout, power
power supply bypassing, and grounding are covered. Shielding,
non-linear effects, and resonance effects are also discussed.
is on increasing the immunity of low frequency, low level analog
High frequency analog circuit and grounding and layout are also
of Analog Design and Layout Seminar.
Discusses the proper design of shielded enclosures and how shielding
effectiveness varies with the choice of shield material. The
of surface finish and corrosion are also discussed. Considerable
time is spent on the proper design of apertures in order to minimize
leakage that they produce. Cooling holes, seams, and other
are covered. Finally, the effect of cable penetrations, cable
and cable terminations on the overall shielding effectiveness are
This seminar is primarily intended for mechanical engineers and
designers. Outline of
EMC aspects of electronic packaging is intended for the mechanical
and packaging engineer. Emphasis is on proper shielding and
design. In addition, the subjects of cabling, cable shielding,
electrostatic discharge protection are discussed. This seminar is
primarily intended for mechanical engineers and physical
This seminar duplicates some material found in the Shielding and the
Protection in Equipment Design seminars. Outline
of Electronic Packaging Seminar.
EMC Diagnostics and Fixes
Discusses fixes to EMC problems that must be corrected in the
stages of a product‚s development. The speed that the fix
implemented is emphasized over the cost of the changes.
techniques to determine the necessary solutions are also covered.
Fixes for both radiated and conducted emission problems are presented.
of EMC Diagnostics and Fixes Seminar.
Workbench EMC Measurements
This seminar covers simple EMC measurements that designers can use in
own lab, without the need for an elaborate EMC test facility.
can be used to estimate or predict the EMC performance of a product. Outline
of Workbench EMC Measurement Seminar.
High Frequency Measurement Techniques
Covers proper high frequency measurement techniques and
Special attention is paid to high frequency scope probe effects,
probes, and pickup loops. Proper measurement techniques and
easy to build, high frequency probes are described. About 50% of
the class time is spent doing experiments and demonstrations. The
instructor for this course is Doug Smith, author of the book High
Frequency Measurements and Noise in Electronic Circuits.
This seminar is also offered in a two day format, with additional
and more indepth discussion of the various techniques. Outline
of High Frequency Measurement Techniques Seminar.
EMC Project Management (1/2 Day seminar)
Focuses on the relationship between cost and the EMC management
used. Various EMC design methodologies are covered. The EMC
obligations of developers and manufacturers are discussed as well
as the importance of management providing strong support for early EMC
considerations. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between
and quality. Review of EMC regulations and standards. Outline
of EMC Project Management Seminar.
ESD Protection in Equipment Design
The basic physics of electrostatics, as well as electrostatic
models, coupling mechanisms, and protection methods will be
The electrostatic discharge protection methods covered include:
design, cabling, control panels and keyboards, printed circuit board
circuit design, and software design. Outline
of ESD Protection in Equipment Design Seminar.
ESD Control in the Workplace
This seminar takes the mystery out of ESD control in the workplace
development lab, or office). The basic physics of electrostatics,
static generation and discharge models, coupling mechanisms, and
control, and monitoring methods are discussed and demonstrated. Outline
of ESD Control in the Workplace Seminar.
EMC Aspects of High-Speed ASIC Design
The basic principles of EMC control and how they apply to
specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design will be discussed. The
sources and mechanisms of digital logic noise and radiation will be
and various noise reduction techniques examined. Methods for
IC radiation will also be covered. Outline
of EMC Aspects of High-Speed ASIC Design Seminar.
Advanced Digital Design and Signal
This one-day seminar covers advanced EMC and Signal Integrity concerns
for digital logic systems operating with clock frequencies from several
hundred MHz up to a few GHz. Signal Integrity issues such
ringing, delay, clock skew, crosstalk, the affect of vias, and PCB
bandwidth are all discussed. Major topics are: High Speed Design
Issues, Transmission Lines, Signal Integrity, and High Density
of Advanced Digital Design and Signal Integrity.
The Changing Regulatory Environment
This one-day seminar covers both FCC and European
Union (EU) EMC Regulations. The current EMC regulations are
and discussed. May also be presented as a half day seminar
either FCC or EU regulations. Outline
of The Changing Regulatory Environment Seminar.
Other Special Topics
The one-day seminar topics listed above are those that we present most
often. However, we do have courses on other specialized
If you have the need for a special EMC seminar, on a topic not listed
contact us to see if we already have something that will satisfy your
Henry Ott Consultants
48 Baker Road Livingston, NJ 07039
Phone: 973-992-1793, FAX: 973-533-1442
June 6, 2016 (jw)