Furthering Your Professional Development in 2013

The start of a new year is a time when, traditionally, we reflect on the progress we made during the year passed and set our goals for the new year. More often than not your professional development goals include training or some form of higher education to expand or refresh your technical knowledge. We’ve queried training resources in our niche industry to provide you with an overview of affordable solutions to meet your training goals in 2013. You’ll find here sources of compliance related seminars and workshops offered online and on location, public and private. We invite you to submit your own suggestions for additional listings as we continue to update our events section online at www.incompliancemag.com. Send your comments to us at editor@incompliancemag.com. EMC Classes and Workshops EMC By Your Design: A Practical Applications Seminar and Workshop D.L.S. Electronic Systems, Inc. (www.dlsemc.com/1101) –  In this class students learn concepts first, followed by the application of these concepts in product. Our instructor begins by giving examples of EMC problems, from the shutting down of nuclear power plants to a company designing a product using the wrong technology, requiring the power supply to be totally redesigned at a cost of about $500,000. We will address domestic and world regulations which must be met in order to market a product. Also covered are basics such as: Typical noise paths; Wave lengths; Grounding; Cabling; How shielding works; Passive components; How capacitors, inductors and even wires do not behave as ideal components. Students will learn how electromagnetic fields radiate from wires and traces, and will develop a strategy for designing a product to be a low emission system. We then address ways of minimizing emissions in our design, from the basic integrated circuit and how it influences emission and how to create an RF tight system. During the last day, students will apply concepts and equations by using a take-home software program developed by the instructors which will allow students to predict emissions. Upon completion of this seminar, students should be ready to lead a design team with a high degree of confidence that their products will meet the EMC requirements. For further information please visit www.dlsemc.com/1101. The current schedule for 2013:

  • April 23 – 25, 2013 – Northbrook, IL

ETS Lindgren offers hands-on training courses throughout the year. Below is a list of those currently scheduled. Fundamentals of EMC Testing A three-day hands-on course designed for engineers or lab technicians who want to expand their knowledge of EMC compliance testing, or are new to the subject and want to “learn-how” quickly. Instruction is divided between class lectures and hands-on lab experience. Students are taught how to perform actual tests in a fully instrumented lab that includes a 3 meter anechoic chamber, GTEM and a demonstration reverberation chamber. Tests are made according to published standards for radiated and conducted emissions and immunity/susceptibility measurements. Students receive an illustrated textbook written specifically for the Fundamentals of EMC Testing course, with many of the test setups illustrated.

  • February 5-7, 2013
  • May 14-16, 2013

MIL-STD 461F A three-day hands-on course designed for engineers or lab technicians who want to expand their knowledge of Military-Standard 461F testing, or are new to the subject and want to “learn-how” quickly. Instruction is divided between class lectures and hands-on lab experience. Students are taught how to perform actual tests in a fully instrumented lab that includes a semi-anechoic chamber and a conducted susceptibility test station. Tests are made according to current (MIL-STD) standard for radiated and conducted emissions and susceptibility measurements. Students receive an illustrated textbook written specifically for the Fundamentals of EMC Testing course, with many of the test setups illustrated.

  • March 12-14, 2013
  • October 15-17, 2013

Overview of Radiated Immunity/Emissions Test Facilities A three-day hands-on course designed for engineers or lab technicians who want to expand their knowledge of Radiated Immunity and Emissions test facilities, or are new to the subject and want to “learn-how” quickly. This course will provide a basis for making informed radiated emission / immunity testing decisions by answering questions like what kind of test facilities available? What type of Electromagnetic Environment is available with each test facility? What to expect from test? What type of facility should you buy? In addition this course will also cover some standards overview, test planning issues, detailed coverage of major test techniques, sources of uncertainty in test results and uncertainty propagation and impact on test results.

  • June 11-13, 2013

Introduction to Antenna Pattern Measurement (APM) & Wireless Over-The-Air (OTA) Testing A three-day hands-on course designed for engineers or lab technicians who want to expand their knowledge of Antenna Pattern Measurement(s) and Wireless Over-The-Air testing, or are new to the subject and want to “learn-how” quickly.

  • September 16 – 20, 2013

Henry Ott Consultants offers a three-day course covering the practical aspects of noise and interference control in electronic systems: Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering This course will provide the participants with a working knowledge of electromagnetic compatibility principles. Emphasis is on cost effective EMC design for digital systems. The commercial and industrial aspects of EMC Engineering are emphasized. The amount and complexity of mathematics will be kept to a minimum, and ideas will be illustrated with examples of actual case histories. More information is available on the Henry Ott Consultants website (www.hottconsultants.com), both on the public and in-plant EMC courses.

  • April 9-11, 2013 – Westford, MA
  • The fall 2013 public seminar is not yet finalized, but Chicago, IL area is being considered.

Kimmel Gerke Associates offers several public seminars throughout the year. Following are course descriptions and dates and locations of those courses currently scheduled. Design for EMC & Signal Integrity (2 days) EMI Troubleshooting (1 day – optional add-on) This very popular class has been co-hosted by Kimmel Gerke Associates and Tektronix since 1992. The focus is “inside the box” at the electronics level – components, printed circuit boards, power electronics, grounding, and shielding, with over 30 specific fixes. The class is introductory and is regularly updated to reflect the latest EMC design issues. For more information visit: Kimmel Gerke Associates – EMI Guru (www.emiguru.com)

  • February 18-20, 2013 – Orlando, FL
  • February 26-27-28, 2013 –
  • San Diego, CA
  • Other locations under consideration

EMI/EMC in Military Systems This class is co-hosted by Kimmel Gerke Associates and the Applied Technology Institute. The focus is “outside the box” at the systems level – grounding, shielding, power, cables/connectors, and more. It also includes sections on MIL-STD-461/464EMC and EMI Troubleshooting. The class is introductory and is part of our regular in-house curriculum, now offered to the public. For more information visit the Kimmel Gerke Associates website, www.emiguru.com.

  • April 9-10-11, 2013 – Columbia, MD

Oklahoma State University offers the following courses offering CEUs. For more information and registration, please visit http://rc-course.okstate.edu. Reverberation Chamber Theory/Experiment Short Course Participants will have a thorough understanding of the operation of a reverberation chamber for EMC testing.  They will have developed a test plan for an immunity test with specified conditions and objectives. They will also have a permanent record of data collected and analyzed, and an extensive set of notes.

  • March 4-8, 2013 – OSU Campus – Stillwater, OK

Electromagnetic Compatibility Design Courses EMC for Working Engineers (Basic Course) This seminar’s primary focus is to help working engineers understand the causes of EMC problems so this knowledge can be applied to real world product design immediately. Formulas and equations are not required and are minimized throughout the seminar. Understanding the causes of EMC problems will allow engineers to make difficult design trade-off decisions will be the main focus. 16 Hours; 1.6 CEUs

  • March 25 – 26, 2013 – OSU Campus – Stillwater, OK

Advanced EMC Design using Simulation Tools (Advanced Course) This seminar provides a complete assessment of the various modeling techniques available today, and more importantly, provides a number of detailed examples of how-to create models for a wide variety of disciplines. Radiated emissions from printed circuit boards, cables, antennas, and other general devices are all discussed and demonstrated against real-world problems. It is extremely important that the use validate modeling/simulation results and so validation of modeling techniques and modeling codes are discussed, as well as standard modeling problems to allow engineers a more complete evaluation against potential vendor software packages. The seminar focuses heavily on practical, real-world problems, and provides the students with the ability to begin to do EMC modeling and simulation on their own. Not all simulation techniques are appropriate for every desired simulation task! Each technique will do some types of simulation very well, while not performing well for other tasks. This seminar will discuss how each technique works (without lots of math) and where each technique is optimum and where it is not advised. 16 Hours; 1.6 CEUs

  • March 27 & 28, 2013 – OSU Campus – Stillwater, OK

Overview of Radiated Immunity/Emissions Test Facilities This course will provide a basis for making informed radiated emission / immunity testing decisions by answering questions like What kind of test facilities available? What type of Electromagnetic Environment is available with each test facility? What to expect from test? What type of facility should you buy? In addition this course will also cover some standards overview, test planning issues, detailed coverage of major test techniques, sources of uncertainty in test results and uncertainty propagation and impact on test results. 20 Hours; 2.0 CEUs

  • June 11-13, 2013 – Cedar Park, TX

Silent Solutions offers a series of courses designed to expand your skills and improve job performance. Below are their course descriptions. For more information please visit http://silent-solutions.com/education.htm. Electronic Product Design and Retrofit for EMC This two-day class gives engineering professionals the ability to successfully recognize, solve and avoid common EMI problems. Demonstrations using working hardware illustrate concepts such as radiated emissions, high frequency antennas, radiated and conducted immunity, and crosstalk in connectors, cables and IC packages. This class is appropriate for experienced circuit and system design engineers, EMC engineers, as well as those who are new to EMI problem solving. Engineers with time-to-market projects will find this workshop extremely useful. EMC – Printed Circuit Board Design This two-day class provides technical training intended for electrical and EMC engineers interested only in PC board design. It is an excellent follow-up class for students who have recently completed our two or three-day EMC class. Course topics include component placement, signal routing and stackup, power bus decoupling, signal theory and signal integrity, “ground” splits, and a critique of bad applications notes from IC vendors. Students will examine good and bad design techniques using hardware demonstrations, schematic reviews, and sample PCB layouts. Circuit-to-Circuit Interference This unique one-day class is for electrical design engineers at all levels challenged by electrical noise problems in products containing RF (wireless), analog, switching power supply and digital electronics. Through a unique combination of lecture and hands-on experiments, class participants will master the ability to anticipate, solve and avoid electrical noise problems that can inhibit functionality in new product designs. By participating in this class, design engineers will be able to accelerate time-to-market design. Mechanical Design for EMC Unique to the industry, this two-day class provides clear applications, theory and demonstrations for the successful design of mechanical enclosures for good system emissions and immunity performance. Key topics include grounding at the PCB and enclosure, system ground maps, PCB component placement and control drawings, enclosure and cable shielding, PCB device “cans”, resonant slots and enclosures, heat sinks, unintentional antennas, as well as connector, screw, and conductive gasket spacing. Grounding for EMC, Signal Integrity and Instrumentation Theory, applications and hardware demonstrations in this one-day class describe effective design and troubleshooting techniques. The real-time demonstrations use a spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope and signal generators to illustrate inductance, common-impedance coupling, and ground loops. Specific examples of single-point, multi-point, “good” and “bad” grounds will be discussed. Mastering the Spectrum Analyzer for Electrical Noise Measurement SILENT’s newest one-day class is packed with practical tips, applications, and demonstrations to help make it easy for you to pick up a spectrum analyzer and start measuring and troubleshooting electrical noise and EMC problems. We will have a minimum of 3 different spectrum analyzers in class to help explain and demonstrate operating techniques that we have honed over the last twenty years. Our unique combinations of digital, RF and EMC design troubleshooting, and training experience combined with our graduate education from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T) ensures that our classes have the right balance of technical rigor, instruction. Doug Smith offers the following classes in 2013. For additional information visit his website www.dsmith.org or email Doug for details: doug@emcesd.com. Design Troubleshooting, EMC, and ESD This three day seminar takes the best points from Doug Smith’s seminars and compresses them into three action packed days with lecture, video, and many demonstrations on live circuits. Time is allowed for attendees to operate the experiments if they want. In two days, you will learn how to make accurate measurements in the lab and then apply those techniques to design verification and troubleshooting as well as EMC problems. The techniques and experiments are geared to the development lab and common equipment found there. During an optional third day, ESD/EMI at the system level will be covered as well as applying system level ESD stress to components, such as LEDs, in a test environment. This seminar is derived from the following seminars and is composed of the best points from them to make the best use of your time

  • January 21-23, 2013 – Boulder City, NV
  • Late July 2013

Dr. Tom Van Doren teaches participants how to diagnose and solve Electromagnetic Interference and Signal Integrity problems: Grounding & Shielding of Electronic Systems This course treats signals as currents; explains fundamental grounding, shielding, and signal routing principles; clarifies troublesome terminology; and demonstrates many techniques for identifying and fixing electrical interference problems. The principles will be described as concepts rather than theoretical equations. The emphasis on concepts will make the course useful for people with technical experience ranging from beginner to advanced designer. Since many noise emission and susceptibility problems are related to the mechanical design of systems, mechanical engineers and technicians can benefit from attendance. Several interference mechanisms and shielding techniques will be demonstrated. Further Details about the course in St. Louis, MO can be found at http://dce.mst.edu/.

  • March 27-28, 2013 – University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL)

The Washington Laboratories Academy will be offering a range of training opportunities in 2013, ranging from the very popular and often sold-out MIL-STD-461 training. As always, the engineering community can take advantage of its core training offerings in EMC Design and Mitigation. Other offerings will focus on Wireless Regulatory topics, including International Approvals for RF devices, Simulation, Nuclear EMC, Shielding Design, Environmental Testing and Design and breaking topics in Engineering Reliability and Maintainability. Served up in-house, on the road and on the web and teaming with its slate of expert instructors, WLA delivers the best selection and options for engineering development. In the coming twelve months, the Academy will expand its partner opportunities to support the engineering community with the finest in professional development. Contact Mike Violette (mikev@wll.com) for more information, or visit the Washington Laboratories Academy at http://wll.com/academy. WLL301: MIL-STD-461F Course The MIL-STD-461F will be introduced, including the new/modified test methods and test article configurations. This course offers critical information for military compliance professionals, testing industry professionals, and developers involved with electronics systems development

  • Gaithersburg, MD
    • April 9-12, 2013
    • June 4-7, 2013
    • Sept 10-13, 2013
    • Dec 3-6, 2013

MIL-STD-810G Testing This 4-day class will provide education in purpose of each test, the equipment required to perform each test, and the methodology to correctly apply the specified test environments.

  • Dates and Location to be announced

EMC Essentials – Theory and Troubleshooting (presented by Ken Wyatt) Several demos of the basic principles will be included. In addition, participants will learn several unique and low-cost ways to test and troubleshoot prototypes well before product qualification testing. By understanding the basic EMC design principles and performing early testing, designers will have a much higher probability of compliance at the prototype stage.

  • Gaithersburg, MD – Dates to be announced

EMC for Nuclear Power Facilities This workshop provides practical information for professionals developing equipment and those responsible for EMI control in nuclear energy power plants. This course provides fundamental product design guidance along with detailed information on developing comprehensive test procedures and the selection of applicable requirements. In addition to discussion of the basic design principles, qualification testing methods are reviewed to better understand how the product will be evaluated and how the design concepts support compliance. Critical to equipment qualification and placement is the understanding of the Electromagnetic (EM) environment. This workshop covers facility EM mapping and how to understand and interpret the mapping results to mitigate risk when locating new equipment in the plant environment.

  • Gaithersburg, MD – Dates to be announced

Architectural Shielding Design The design of facilities must take into account the threats to sensitive systems from high power communications, high frequency wireless devices, mobile radio frequency devices and sources of magnetic fields. This course provides practical design guidance along with detailed information on developing construction methods to reduce radio frequency interference, transient and surge threats.

  • Gaithersburg, MD – Dates to be announced

High Speed Digital Design Series (presented by Robert Hansen) The following one-day courses are offered to cover the various aspects of high-speed digital design and EMI/EMC issues : Day 1: Transmission Lines (T.L.) Day 2: Crosstalk, Layer Stacking, Separating Analog/Digital Planes, and Terminations Day 3: Bypassing, Power Delivery, Vias, Connectors, and Buses Day 4: Differential Signaling and Clock Distribution Control Day 5: Key Issues for EMI/EMC: How to Design and Build a Compliant System These courses provide participants with the tools for recognizing the problems with any proposed high-speed design. Design rules and design processes are taught that insure the PCB will function properly at the prototype stage. Emphasis is placed on cost-competitive design without sacrificing high-speed integrity.

  • February 25 – March 1, 2013 – Gaithersburg, MD

Introduction to CISPR 32 This workshop is designed to increase your understanding and application of the new CISPR 32 standard. CISPR 32 was designed to replace CISPR 13 and 22 which are used internationally for showing compliance to emission regulations for receivers and information technology equipment. The approach used in CISPR 32 is to identify tests which are applied to ports of the multimedia equipment. There will be a discussion on what options that the manufacturer can select such as the video display. Measurement uncertainty is also considered in the standard and has to be indicated in the test report. There will be actual demonstrations of the measurement technique, as well as product arrangement and configuration at a laboratory test facility. Attendees will get a chance to participate in the testing as well as solving problems on the use of the standard.

  • January 21-22, 2013 – Irvine, CA

Wireless Regulatory Compliance Course

  • February 21-22, 2013 – Forest (Lynchburg), VA

Electromagnetic Design

  • May 23-24, 2013 – Forest (Lynchburg), VA

FCC & International Wireless Regulations (presented by ATCB) Details to be announced Laboratory Operations and Testing Methods Details to be announced C63.10 Workshop Details to be announced Space Debris and the Future of Space Flight (with Launchspace Training) Details to be announced Introduction to EMC Design – Troubleshooting and Pre-Compliance Testing (with Ken Wyatt) Details to be announced High Power Electromagnetic (HPEM) Threats, High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HAEP) and Intentional Electromagnetic Interference (IEMI) Workshop Details to be announced Launch Vehicle Payload Integration (presented by Launchspace Training) Details to be announced Printed Circuit Board Design and Layout for EMC (presented by Wurth Elektronics) Details to be announced Space Vehicle Mechanisms: Elements of Successful Design (presented by Launchspace Training) Details to be announced Wyatt Technical Services offers several public seminars throughout the year. Below are Ken’s currently scheduled offerings. Visit Ken’s website www.emc-seminars.com for updates and information. EMC Troubleshooting The EMC Chapter of the IEEE Milwaukee Section will be hosting a one day seminar.

  • March 19, 2013 – Milwaukee, WI

EMC Essentials EMC Integrity will be hosting a two-day design seminar and workshop.

  • April 4-5, 2013 – Longmont, CO

The EMC Consultants Toolkit Workshop will be held during the IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility. Additional details will be available Spring of 2013.

  • August 2013 – Denver, CO

PRODUCT SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING SEMINARS AEMC Instruments (www.aemc.com) offers the following public training opportunities: Understanding Ground Resistance Testing – A One Day Training Seminar – This one day course offers the information needed to understand testing of grounding systems. Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on demonstrations attendees learn the various types of ground resistance test, proper application and how to operate equipment used in conducting these tests.

  • February 5, 2013 – Little Rock Arkansas
  • March 5, 2013 – SF/Oakland, CA
  • April 2, 2013 – Tampa, FL
  • May 7, 2013 – Foxborough, MA
  • June 4, 2013 – Seattle, WA
  • July 9, 2013 – Meadowlands, NJ
  • August 6, 2013 – Detroit, MI
  • September 10, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA
  • October 2, 2013 – Palm Springs, CA
  • November 5, 2013 – St. Louis, MO

For more information please visit http://www.aemc.com/techinfo/Seminars/Ground_Resistance_Testers/ground-seminar-listings.html. Equipment Reliability Institute (www.equipment-reliability.com) offers the following public courses throughout the year. Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing

  • February 20-22, 2013 – Santa Barbara, CA
  • March 5-7, 2013 – Houston, TX
  • April 9-11, 2013 – College Park, MD
  • August 20-22, 2013 – Santa Barbara, CA

Military Standard 810G (MIL-STD-810G) Testing

  • May 13-16, 2013 – Cincinnati, OH
  • July 8-11, 2013 – Munich, Germany

Simultaneous Multi-Axis Vibration Testing

  • July 9-11, 2013 – Burlington, WA

Vibration and Shock Test Fixture Design

  • June 17-19, 2013 – Sunnyvale, CA

MET Laboratories Compliance College (www.metlabs.com) offers seminars at different locations throughout the year. Visit their website for additional details. Here is a list of the currently planned seminars, dates and locations. Russian Market Access- GOST R Product Safety Certification Webinar This webinar features MET Labs Russian partner ELMAS Group. The webinar is intended for electrical/electronic product manufacturers looking to put products on the Russian market.

  • January 15, 2013

Laser & LED Product Safety Compliance Webinar This free webinar will cover the specific standards and regulations in effect as they apply to photonics, and touch on related applicability with respect to product design, risk, and management.

  • February 5, 2013

Hands On HALT Testing Seminar

  • February 12, 2013 – Baltimore, MD

RS105 EMP Immunity Testing Cited in MIL-STD-461F Webinar The RS105 test method specified in MIL-STD-461F addresses the risk of radiated exposure to an EMP event. RS105 testing is generally applicable for equipment installed in exposed and partially exposed environments. The U.S. Navy requires RS105 testing for nearly every installation platform from surface ships, submarines, and aircraft, to ground applications.

  • February 26, 2013

MIL-STD-461F Training Course (3-Day) This 3-day course is limited to 14 students and will include an overview of MIL-STD-461F, a preview of MIL-STD-461G, how to prepare for testing, in-depth training on conducting the 7 most common test methods, and basic debug techniques. The training session is entirely hands-on – it will take place in one of MET’s Military EMC chambers and on the floor area just outside of the chamber.

  • March 20-22, 2013, Baltimore, MD

O’Brien Compliance Management offers a training course in IEC 60601, the medical electrical equipment standards for basic safety and essential performance. A brief description and dates and locations are below. For further details please visit www.obcompman.com. IEC 60601 Training Seminar 2013 Designing to comply with IEC 60601-1, 2nd & 3rd Editions, Medical electrical equipment, Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance:

  • February 26-28, 2013 – Dublin, Ireland
  • March 26-28, 2013 – San Jose, CA
  • April 16-18, 2013 – Boston, MA
  • September 24-26, 2013 –
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • October 22-24, 2013 – Boston, MA

TÜV SÜD Academy Public Training TÜV SÜD Academy public training courses are enhanced by the real life experiences of our auditing and testing teams, offering years of experience in the worldwide international standards arena. This relationship allows us to provide clients with seasoned auditors and engineers as trainers and subject matter experts, transferring their knowledge and expertise directly to you. Visit their website for details, http://tuvamerica.com/tuvnews/publictraining.cfm. UL Knowledge Services (ULKS) is UL’s training and advisory services business unit, providing safety and compliance-related knowledge solutions that facilitate product development and create safer working environments for people. ULKS’s comprehensive service offerings are designed to help customers access first-hand, real-time, industry-critical information. In addition to comprehensive coverage of UL standards, ULKS addresses specific topics intended to help customers and constituents design and/or install safer products, increase efficiency and realize improved speed to market. Following are ULKS featured offerings: Industrial Control Panels UL 508A and Short-Circuit Current Ratings This comprehensive one and a half-day workshop provides technical information to industrial control panel professionals. The workshop is ideal for those who need to understand the safety compliance requirements of the UL 508A Standard for industrial control panels, as well as the new requirements found in the National Electrical Code (NEC) Article 409 and UL 508A Supplement B.

  • February 6, 2013 – Atlanta, GA
  • February 20, 2013 – Brea, CA
  • March 6, 2013 – Phoenix, AZ
  • March 13, 2013 – Dallas, TX
  • April 9, 2013 – Boston, MA
  • April 24,2013 – St. Louis, MO

For a full listing of 2013 dates and locations please visit http://lms.ulknowledgeservices.com/catalog/display.resource.aspx?resourceid=100612 Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use Equipment: Designing for Compliance to IEC 61010-1 3rd Edition This three-day course provides a thorough understanding of how to effectively design for compliance to IEC 61010-1 3rd Edition. The content and activities covered in this course will help you gain practical skills and enhance your technical understanding of the standard.

  • March 12, 2013 – Raleigh, NC
  • May 21, 2013 – Chicago, IL
  • September 17, 2013 – Jacksonville, FL
  • November 5, 2013 – San Jose, CA

NFPA 79: Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery with Industrial Control Panels UL 508A and Short-Circuit Current Ratings (Bundled Workshop) Increase your understanding and application of NFPA 79, related NEC rules and the Standard for Industrial Control Panels, UL 508A. This three and a half day workshop addresses the methods used to reduce risks associated with industrial machinery, including constructing Industrial Control Panels (ICPs) using UL508A and establishing short-circuit rating in accordance with Supplement SB.

  • February 18, 2013 – Brea, CA
  • July 29, 2013 – Raleigh, NC

Designing Safety-Related Machinery Control Systems in Accordance with ISO 13849 and IEC 62061 This workshop provides detailed information on how to specify, implement and validate safety-related control systems for machinery to establish conformance with regulations and standards.

  • February 19, 2013 – San Jose, CA
  • May 7, 2013 – Chicago, IL

Fundamentals of Applied EMC Engineering This interactive two-day seminar will provide you with an understanding of the fundamental or basic aspects of Maxwell’s equations (made simple in this course). A brief overview on concerns related to printed circuit board design and layout along with secondary methods to achieve EMC such as filtering, shielding and gasketing is examined. An overview on the international compliance arena is also presented along with the process one must take.

  • March 20, 2013 – San Jose, CA
  • September 10, 2013 – Jacksonville, FL

Grounding and Shielding for System Level Noise Reduction This comprehensive two-day course stresses applied Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) related to the design of circuits and systems and provides detailed coverage of the development, propagation and reception of unwanted RF fields both to and from the environment that the system is installed within. This course also extensively covers grounding and shielding, the two main areas of concern in the EMC field.

  • June 4, 2013 – San Jose, CA

Signal Integrity and EMC Considerations in Printed Circuit Board Design Developed for both experienced and junior level engineers responsible for printed circuit board designs and system level products, this highly interactive two-day workshop will provide you with hands-on techniques for the design and layout of printed circuit boards. Signal Integrity and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) along with regulatory compliance requirements will also be examined.

  • December 10, 2013 – San Jose, CA

For additional information on ULKS courses, visitwww.ulknowledgeservices.com. Washington Labs Academy offers Product Safety Seminars through their Washington Labs Academy. Visit them online for, locations and dates (http://wll.com/academy.html). Product Safety Design and Test

  • September 26-27, 2013 – Forest (Lynchburg), VA

ESD Seminars The ESD Association holds educational opportunities throughout the year both online and on ground.. For full details visit the ESD Association website at www.esda.org. The current schedule: ESD Fundamentals I

  • January 10, 2013 – Online

ESD Fundamentals II

  • January 16, 2013 – Online

High Speed Digital Oscilloscope Fundamentals

  • January 29, 2013 – Online

HBM & MM Testing Essentials

  • February 14, 2013 – Online

CDM Testing Essentials

  • February 27, 2013– Online

Texas Local Chapter Regional Tutorial Program

  • March 5-7. 2013 – Austin, TX

Essentials for Controlling the ESD Work Area

  • March 12, 2013 – Online

Fundamentals of Failure Analysis

  • March 21, 2013 – Online

Advanced HBM – Dealing with Tester Parasitics, High Pin Count and Two Pin Testing

  • April 4, 2013 – Online

TLP Fundamentals – Understanding the Equipment Options and IV Data

  • April 16, 2013 – Online

Fundamentals of System Level Testing

  • April 25, 2013 – Online

Korea Regional Tutorial Program

  • May 14-16, 2013 – Seoul, Korea

Northeast Local Chapter Regional Tutorial Program

  • May 14-16, 2013 – North Reading, MA

(IEW) International Electrostatic Discharge Workshop

  • May 20-23. 2013 – Warrenton, VA

VF-TLP, An Introduction to Capabilities and Applications

  • May 30, 2013 – Online

HMM – System Level Testing of Components – June 6, 2013 – Online EOS/ESD Symposium and Tutorials

  • September 8-13, 2013 – Las Vegas, NV

Doug Smith offers the following ESD class in 2013. For additional information visit his website www.dsmith.org or email Doug for details: doug@emcesd.com. Design Troubleshooting, EMC, and ESD This three day seminar takes the best points from Doug Smith’s seminars and compresses them into three action packed days with lecture, video, and many demonstrations on live circuits. Time is allowed for attendees to operate the experiments if they want. In two days, you will learn how to make accurate measurements in the lab and then apply those techniques to design verification and troubleshooting as well as EMC problems. The techniques and experiments are geared to the development lab and common equipment found there. During an optional third day, ESD/EMI at the system level will be covered as well as applying system level ESD stress to components, such as LEDs, in a test environment. This seminar is derived from the following seminars and is composed of the best points from them to make the best use of your time

  • January 21-23, 2013 – Boulder City, NV
  • Late July, 2013

Other Professional Development Seminars iNARTE Certified Laboratory Auditor, (iNCLA) Training and Credentialing Program iNARTE (www.narte.org) For more information and to register visit http://www.narte.org/h/iNCLAConference.asp. iNARTE also offers the following workshops throughout the year. Please visit their website for additional details www.narte.org: HPEM/HEMP/IEMI Workshop, Personal Development through Engineering Excellence, Workshop on ANSI C63.10 – 2009: Testing Unlicensed Wireless Devices.

Private/Custom Seminars Many experts offer private seminars designed to train select personnel at your location. These seminars offer companies an opportunity to train multiple compliance personnel with a customized approach designed for their needs. Following is a list of experts who offer private seminars.

Best ESD Technical Services (www.bestesd.com) Classes and seminars can be arranged on different topics – from basic introduction to highly-specialized classes on a particular subject of ESD or EMC/EMI relevant to your applications.

Cherry Clough Consultants (www.cherryclough.com) Seminars allow for a customized approach to training in basic and advanced EMC design, the EMC Directive and EMC engineering practices for EMC testing techniques and EMC functional safety.

DLS Electronics Systems (www.dlsemc.com/1101) DLS experts offer practice oriented seminars and workshops on EMC design and regulatory compliance issues.

Kimmel Gerke Associates, Ltd. (www.emiguru.com) offers seminars on EMC design fundamentals and techniques for ensuring EMC Compliance.

Montrose Compliance Services (www.montrosecompliance.com) offers worldwide customized training programs on achieving EMC compliance, EMC design fundamentals and techniques.

Henry Ott Consultants offers one to three day EMC seminars (in plant and public) on over 25 different topics, including “Partitioning and Layout of Mixed-Signal PCBs” and EMC Considerations in Switching Power Supply Designs”. Please visit Mr. Ott’s website for additional information, www.hottconsultants.com/seminary.html.

Wyatt Technical Services, LLC An independent consulting firm that specializes in EMC design, troubleshooting and training services to commercial and industrial manufacturers with global distribution in the consumer, computer, network & telecommunications, industrial and scientific industries. Visit www.emc-seminars.com for further information.

On-Line Training

If webinars are your preferred style of learning, many companies sponsor on demand style webinars for viewing at your convenience. Please visit the following sites to view topics and make your selection.

Associated Research (www.asresearch.com) offers webinar programs providing detailed information on many aspects of electrical safety testing. They are a valuable resource that can be used to learn more about common electrical safety tests.

Intertek Academy (www.intertek.com/training) – offers educational opportunities in quality, safety and Energy Efficiency. Intertek’s 2012 line-up of technical seminars, webinars, workshops, training events, conferences and White Papers provide in-depth guidance for understanding new standards and specs, innovative techniques and compliance. Visit their website for dates and details.

Kimmel Gerke (EMI Guru) is offers webinars throughout the year. Please visit their website for details: www.emiguru.com.

MET Laboratories offers webinars throughout the year. Please visit their website for details: www.metlabs.com. MET Laboratories also offers on-demand viewing of past webinars at: http://www.metlabs.com/News-and-Events/Seminars-and-Webinars.aspx.

TUV SUD America (www.tuvamerica.com/tuvnews/webinars.cfm) TUV offers webinars and online seminars in the areas of Safety, EMC, Management Systems and Competency Assessments.

Industry Symposia and Table Top Programs

These annual symposia, sponsored by the IEEE’s EMC and Product Safety Engineering Societies, and the ESD Association, are an excellent resource for extensive technical training, and exchange of new ideas and technical concepts. The benefit of attending these events is that attendees can sample a vast array of workshops quickly and efficiently while networking with colleagues and professionals with the same interests.

EMV 2013 – Dusseldorf , Germany – March 5-7, 2013. Visit their website for additional details (www.mesago.de/en/EMV/home.htm).

29th International Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics ) March 24-28, 2013 – Monterey, CA

EuCAP 2013 – the 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation will be held April 08 -12, 2013 at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden (http://www.eucap2013.org)

IEEE EMC Society – International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility ) August 5-9, 2013 – Denver, CO

35th Annual Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium (http://esda.org/symposia.html) September 8-13, 2013 – Las Vegas, NV

35th Annual Symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA) (http://www.amta2013.org) October 6-11, 2013 – Columbus, OH

EMCUK – Newbury, UK – October 8-9, now in the 10th year, EMCUK can contribute its success to being an event dedicated to industry by industry. It has firmly established the position of the “must be at EMC show” a true high profile Networking event the Exhibition being supported by top flight hands on interactive Training and Technical Forums. Visit http://www.emcuk.co.uk for additional details.

IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (http://www.psessymposium.org) Austin, TX, October 7-9, 2013

EMC China 2013 – Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China, October 23-25, 2013 (http://www.emcexpo.com)

IEEE EMC Society Regional Events 2013

Milwaukee, WI: March 19, 2013 EMC Essentials and Pre-Compliance EMC Testing with Kenneth Wyatt, Wyatt Technical Services Crown Plaza Hotel – Milwaukee Airport. Contact Jim Blaha, GE Healthcare, at (262) 548-2978 or jblaha@ieee.org.

Chicago, IL: May 7, 2013 Speakers and topics to be announced Itasca Country Club, Itasca, IL Contact Frank Krozel, Electronic Instruments at (630) 924-1600 or frank@electronicinstrument.com.

Detroit, MI: May 15, 2013 Speakers and topics to be announced Canton Summit on the Park Contact Scott Lytle, Yazaki North Americaat (734) 983-6012 or scott@emcsociety.org.

Bloomington, MN: September 2013 Speakers and topics to be announced Ramada Mall of America, Bloomington, MN. Contact Dan Hoolihan at (651) -213-0966 or at danhoolihanemc@aol.com. favicon

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