Furthering Your Professional Development in 2014

1401 F2 coverThe 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 2014. 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. Send your comments to us at editor@incompliancemag.com.

EMC Classes and Workshops

D.L.S Electronics Systems, Inc. offers a two day applications seminar and one day workshop. For more information, visit http://www.dlsemc.com/emc-class/emc-seminar.htm.

EMC By Your Design: A Practical Applications Seminar and Workshop
Using updates of the latest developments in research, standards, regulations, instrumentation and services, participants will study EMC design techniques and the calculations required to design a product to meet compliance regulations. They will use materials developed by the instructors, Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg, in conjunction with the textbook Design Techniques for Controlling Radiated Emissions, 3rd edition by Michel Mardiguian, edited in part by Donald L. Sweeney and D.L.S. staff. After two days of intense study of EMC and design principles, students in the workshop will design, from start to finish, an EMC compliant product. The goal of this workshop is to help design engineers and technicians learn to apply the EMC design principles they learn in the seminar to real life products.

The release of the 3rd edition of Design Techniques for Controlling Radiated Emissions includes updates and revisions to all 13 chapters addressing newer technologies that have come along, especially the update of clock speeds and the examples worked out in the book. Those who have previously attended a D.L.S. Seminar using the 1st or 2nd edition of the book, and who would like to take a refresher course using the new book, will be given a 50% discount from the April 2014 seminar price.

  • April 8-10, 2014 – Northbrook, IL

ETS-Lindgren offers hands-on training courses throughout the year.  Below is a list of those courses currently scheduled through ETS-U. For more details, visit http://www.ets-lindgren.com/Learning.

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.

  • March 4-6, 2014
  • July 15-17, 2014

MIL-STD 461F Testing
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 18-20, 2014
  • November 11-13, 2014

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 are 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 10-12, 2014

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 (http://www.hottconsultants.com), both on the public and in-plant EMC courses.

  • Spring 2014 – Pacific Northwest area, possibly Seattle, WA
  • Fall 2014 – Baltimore/Washington DC area

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 at http://www.emiguru.com.

  • Date TBD – Orlando, FL
  • Date TBD – San Diego, CA

Wyatt Technical Services offers several public seminars throughout the year. Below are Ken’s currently scheduled offerings. Visit Ken’s website http://www.emc-seminars.com for updates
and information.

EMC Design
Presentation at DesignCon

  • January 28-31, 2014 – Santa Clara, CA

EMC Essentials – Theory & Troubleshooting
EMC Integrity will be hosting a two-day design seminar and workshop.

  • April 1-2, 2014 – Longmont, CO

EMC Troubleshooting Toolkit
Workshop will be held during the IEEE ISPCE Symposium, May 5-7, 2014. Additional details will be available soon.

  • May 5-7, 2014 – Santa Clara, CA

EMC Essentials – Theory & Troubleshooting
SIEMIC will be hosting a two-day design seminar and workshop.

  • May 8-9, 2014 – Milpitas, CA

EMC Consultants Toolkit
Workshop will be held during the IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility.

  • August 2014 – Raleigh, NC

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://www.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 is offering the following classes in 2014. For additional information visit his website http://www.dsmith.org or email Doug for details at 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.

  • February 24-26, 2014 – Boulder City, NV

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 and 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 interface mechanisms and shielding techniques will be demonstrated. Additional details about the course can be found: dce.mst.edu/noncredit/facetoface/groundingandshieldingstlouis/index.html

  • March 25-26, 2014, University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), St. Louis, MO

Washington Laboratories Academy will be offering a range of training opportunities in 2014, including 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://www.wll.com/academy.



AEMC Instruments offers the following public training opportunities:

Understanding Ground Resistance Testing Training Seminar
This one-day training seminar consists of two sessions. The first session consists of classroom presentations and discussions on all aspects of soil resistivity and ground resistance testing.  The second session consists of on-site field tests demonstrating the different methods of ground resistance testing discussed during the first half of the day. Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on experience and demonstrations of proper testing procedures including measurement of soil resistivity, correct placement of test rods, using the 3-Point method and proper use of the clamp-on test method. For additional details, please visit http://www.aemc.com/techinfo/seminars/ground_resistance_testers/ground-seminar-listings.html.

  • February 11, 2014 – San Diego, CA
  • March 11, 2014 – Jacksonville, FL
  • April 8, 2014 – Salt Lake City, UT
  • May 13, 2014 – Chicago, IL
  • June 10, 2014 – Denver, CO
  • July 8, 2014 – Syracuse, NY
  • August 13, 2014 – Cleveland, OH
  • September 9, 2014 – Dallas, TX
  • October 7, 2014 – Richmond, VA
  • November 4, 2014 – Tucson, AZ

CST of America offers the following public courses throughout the year. Additional details can be found about each training course online at http://www.cst.com/events/training.

The CST STUDIO SUITE® EMC/EMI training course consists of 2 full days. This training class is intended for Engineers involved in Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) and antenna integration.

  • April 8-9, 2014 – Darmstadt, Germany
  • May 14-15, 2014 – Framingham, MA
  • May 21-22, 2014 – San Mateo, CA

CST STUDIO SUITE® Training for EDA/Signal Integrity
This 2-day hands-on training course is focused on modeling and solver overview and focuses on EDA/SI/PI applications.

  • February 4-5, 2014 – Darmstadt, Germany
  • April 15-16, 2014 – Rome, Italy
  • May 20-21, 2014 – Treviglio, Italy
  • June 3-4, 2014 – Darmstadt, Germany

CST STUDIO SUITE® Low Frequency Training
How to work efficiently with CST EM STUDIO® (CST EMS). Improve your performance with our hands-on
training course.

  • February 4, 2014 – Darmstadt, Germany
  • April 8, 2014 – Darmstadt, Germany

CST STUDIO SUITE® Microwave & Antenna Training
This 2-day hands-on training course focuses on modeling and solver overview and concentrates on antenna simulation.

  • January 22-23, 2014 – San Mateo, CA
  • January 29-30, 2014 – Framingham, MA
  • February 4-5, 2014 – Darmstadt, Germany
  • February 25-26, 2014 – Munich, Germany
  • February 25-26, 2014 – Nottingham, UK
  • April 2-3, 2014 – Helsinki, Finland
  • April 8-9, 2014 – Darmstadt, Germany
  • April 16-17, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA
  • May 13-14, 2014 – Turkey
  • May 20-21, 2014 – Nottingham, UK
  • May 28-29, 2014 – Rome, Italy
  • June 3-4, 2014 – Darmstaudt, Germany
  • June 10-11, 2014 – Israel
  • June 24-25, 2014 – Munich, Germany

CST STUDIO SUITE® Signal Integrity and Power Integrity Training
The CST MWS Signal Integrity training course consists of 2 full days. It is helpful to be familiar with the Getting Started manual. This training course is focused on modeling and solver overview, and concentrates on SI/PI applications.

  • March 26-27, 2014 – San Mateo, CA
  • April 2-3, 2014 – Framingham, MA

This full CST PS training course consists of 2 full days focused on modeling and particle solver overview.

  • February 4-5, 2014 – Darmstadt, Germany
  • March 5-6, 2014 – Israel
  • June 3-4, 2014 – Darmstadt, Germany

Particle Signal Integrity Applications
With the advancement of today’s technology, high-speed devices have rise/fall times as low as 1 ns. Signal traces in the printed circuit board (PCB) can no longer be treated as simple short-circuit interconnects; instead they behave as transmission lines. The fast slew rate can contribute to Signal Integrity (SI) and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) problems, such as impedance mismatch, signal reflection, crosstalk, ground bounce and radiation. Thus, it is highly possible that a high-speed PCB fails to work due to SI & EMI issues. Proper PCB design techniques and good understanding of high-speed concepts are required to ensure the smooth transition from circuit design to first prototype and final product.

3D EM simulation can provide a valuable insight into all phenomena related to today’s SI issues. The instructors at this training are senior engineers with many years of experience in the field. As a hands-on-tool CST STUDIO SUITE® will be used in order to demonstrate the theoretical aspects in praxis.

  • February 24-26, 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Equipment Reliability Institute offers the following public courses throughout the year. Visit http://www.equipment-reliability.com for more details about each course.

Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing, HALT, ESS, HASS Measurements, Analysis and Calibration

  • February 18-20, 2014 – Santa Barbara, CA
  • April 8-10, 2014 – Detroit, MI

Military Standard 810G (MIL-STD-810G) Testing
Understanding, Planning and Performing Climatic and Dynamic Tests

  • January 13-16, 2014 – Cape Canaveral, FL
  • February 4-7, 2014 – Santa Clarita, CA
  • March 18-21, 2014 – Rovaniemi, Finland

MET Laboratories Compliance College offers seminars at various locations throughout the year. Visit http://www.metlabs.com for additional details.

Product Compliance Seminar
Hosted by MET Laboratories and Wurth Electronics Midcom, this one day seminar is designed by engineers and technicians, for engineers and technicians, with practical content to give you support for the development of undisturbed electronics and equipment.

  • January 15, 2014 – Austin, TX

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 http://www.obcompman.com.

IEC 60601 Training Seminars 2014
These three-day seminars teach the basics behind the IEC 60601-1, 2nd & 3rd editions. The seminars are targeted for design and compliance engineers who need to incorporate 60601-1 safety knowledge int their everyday jobs.

  • March 25-27, 2014 – San Jose, CA
  • April 15-17, 2014 – Boston, MA
  • May 13-15, 2014 – Galway, Ireland
  • September 23-25, 2014 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • October 21-23, 2014 – Boston, MA

TÜV Rheinland Step-Ahead Educational Series
Drawing on the expertise and skills of TÜV Rheinland’s experts, who include engineers and scientists from all over the world, Step-Ahead Educational Series continues in 2014 with a comprehensive selection of seminars, webinars, roundtables and other educational events.  For more information, email TÜV Rheinland at education@tuv.com or visit http://education.tuv.com/step-up-educational-series.

Risk Management for 60601-1 3rd Edition
ISO14971:2007 is commonly used as the risk management standard for electrical medical equipment. The educational series will examine the best ways to document your conformity to both ISO14971 and IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition. The changes imposed by EN ISO 14971:2012 will also be discussed.

Corporate Social Responsibility
Learn how your company can benefit from a corporate social responsibility program (CSR). CSR webinars will give you tools for managing risks and implementing sustainability programs of any size.

International Approvals
Today, companies need more than ever seamless solutions for access to world markets with timely and accurate product certification management. Learn about the current rules and regulations for gaining market access to Brazil, Mexico, Customs Unions, China, Australia, and more. The focus will be on telecom/radio, wireless, product safety, EMC and Mutual Recognition Agreements, ensuring that the event addresses the needs of most products, including information technology, audio/video, household, medical and commercial/industrial.

Environmental Compliance
Manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment who export to the EU must comply with the REACH, WEEE Recast and RoHS Recast Directives, or risk losing access to market. Previously exempted medical and consumer monitoring and control equipment will now need to comply with the RoHS by July 21, 2014, and industrial monitoring and control equipment will need to comply by July 21, 2017. Learn how to ensure the product’s compliance from TÜV Rheinland experts, some of whom actually helped develop new RoHS standards.

Smart Grid & IoT
As the number of smart grid products and services increases in the market, factors such as interoperability of devices and cyber-security have become increasingly important. TÜV Rheinland is in the forefront of smart grid testing, so join the experts to discuss the success of SG technology, how Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the consumption of energy, and the value of alliance certifications – from ZigBee to Wi-SUN.

Systems Certification
Take a first glance at the upcoming 2015 revision of ISO 9001 that will have a big impact on organizations. TÜV Rheinland will provide analysis of the changes and what they will mean to your organization.

ITE Safety Compliance
To export to the EU, Information Technology and office equipment manufacturers will need to comply with IEC/EN60950-1, Amendment 2 for their existing and new products. The old version of the standard expires in 2016. You will also learn about the second edition of IEC/EN 62368 and the changes it will bring about, superseding the standards for A/V and ITE equipment 60950-1 and 60065, respectively.

Energy Efficiency
It is estimated that over 80% of all product-related environmental impacts are determined during the design phase of a product. Join us to learn about the updates in energy efficiency regulations for electronic products for US, Canada and EU and ensure your product’s compliance.

With the 4th Edition of IEC 60601-1-2 on the horizon, changes are looming for EMC compliance for electrical medical equipment. The educational series will inform you of the new regulations and help you understand the FDA guidance document on RF wireless technology in medical devices. You will also learn about EMC in fixed installations, EMC testing for Proton Beam Therapy Centers and Equipment and how to proceed when “CE + CE Does Not Work for EMC.”

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, 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. For a full listing of 2014 dates and locations please visit: http://lms.ulknowledgeservices.com/catalog/display.resource.aspx?resourceid=100612.

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.

  • April 8, 2014 – Chicago, IL

Globalability: The Key to International Compliance
Spend two days with UL to learn how to identify and comply with product regulations in your key international markets, and then leverage the similarities and differences among those markets to develop a compliance strategy.

  • March 19, 2014 – San Jose, CA
  • May 13, 2014 – Raleigh, NC
  • September 17, 2014 – Chicago, IL

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.

  • January 29-30, 2014 – Orlando, FL
  • March 11-12, 2014 – Brea, CA
  • March 12-13, 2014 – Raleigh, CA
  • March 25-26, 2014 – Cincinnati, OH
  • April 1-2, 2014 – Minneapolis, MN
  • April 15-16, 2014 – Nashville, TN
  • April 22-23, 2014 – Houston, TX
  • June 17-18, 2014 – Denver, CO
  • July 9-10, 2014 – Fort Smith, AR
  • July 29-30, 2014 – Chicago, IL

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 4, 2014 – Boston, MA
  • April 22, 2014 – Minneapolis, MN
  • July 15, 2014 – Raleigh, NC
  • August 12, 2014 – San Jose, CA
  • November 4, 2014 – Chicago, IL

The CE Marking: Strategies for European Compliance
This two-day workshop is designed to give you essential information about the European regulatory system and step-by-step instructions on how to develop a compliance strategy fit for your needs.

  • February 18, 2014 – Brea, CA
  • June 4, 2014 – Chicago, IL

Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances; General Requirements, IEC 60335-1, 5th Edition
Knowing how to use IEC 60335-1, 5th Edition effectively in a product’s design phase is critical to its certification and acceptance within the global marketplace. This two-day technical workshop will give you in-depth exposure to essential topics such as spacing and insulation requirements, supply connections, component requirements and performance test criteria.

  • February 25, 2014 – Brea, CA
  • June 17, 2014 – Chicago, IL
  • September 10, 2014 – Raleigh, NC

Washington Laboratories Academy offers Product Safety Seminars throughout the year. Visit them online at http://www.wll.com/academy.html for locations and dates.


The ESD Association holds educational opportunities throughout the year both online and at events. For full details, visit the ESD Association’s website at http://www.esda.org.

ESD Basics for the Program Manager: How To’s of an In-Plant ESD Survey and Evaluation Measurements
This tutorial provides the foundation material for understanding electrostatics and ESD and their role in the manufacturing and handling of ESD sensitive devices. The fundamental properties of charge, electric fields, voltage, capacitance, and current are discussed with a view towards understanding key electrostatic phenomena and electrical processes. These include charge generation and decay, material properties, and induction. An overview of device failure mechanisms is presented, including how these models impact ESD control programs. Finally, the course provides an overview of ESD control procedures during handling and manufacturing and an overview of ANSI/ESD S20.20 program requirements. This full day course is required for those in-plant auditors and program managers who are working toward professional ESD certification. The presentation includes many in-class demonstrations, videos, and animated slides.

  • February 26-27, 2014 – Rome, NY

ESD Association Meeting Series

  • April 1-8, 2014 – Tucson, AZ

8th Annual International Electrostatic Discharge Workshop (IEW)

  • May 19-22, 2014 – Villard de Lans, France

ESD Association Meeting Series

  • September 4-12, 2014 – Tucson, AZ


iNARTE Certified Laboratory Auditor, (iNCLA) Training and Credentialing Program
iNARTE (http://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 http://www.narte.org: HPEM/HEMP/IEMI Workshop, Personal Development through Engineering Excellence, Workshop on ANSI C63.10 – 2009: Testing Unlicensed Wireless Devices.



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
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
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
DLS experts offer practice oriented seminars and workshops on EMC design and regulatory compliance issues.

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

Montrose Compliance Services
http://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, http://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 http://www.emc-seminars.com for further information.


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
http://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.

CST of America
http://www.cst.com/events/webinars offers webinar programs throughout the year that focus on design challenges across the field of electrical engineering, in microwaves and RF, EMC, EDA and charged particle dynamics.

Intertek Academy
http://www.intertek.com/training offers educational opportunities in quality, safety and Energy Efficiency. Intertek’s 2014 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)
offers webinars throughout the year. Please visit http://www.emiguru.com for details.

MET Laboratories offers webinars throughout the year. Please visit http://www.metlabs.com for details.

MET Laboratories also offers on-demand viewing of past webinars at http://www.metlabs.com/News-and-Events/Seminars-and-Webinars.aspx

The ESD Association IEW Seminars
The ESD Association is offering four ESD Seminars presented at the International ESD Workshop and now updated for online presentation. These four, 80 minute, in-depth IEW Seminars review and explore new work in process ESD, ESD design and ESD test of ICs and systems, presented by ESD experts in these fields. Visit http://www.eda.org for more information.

A Review on the ESD Robustness of Drain Extended MOS Devices Mayank Shrivastava, Intel Mobile Communications

  • February 27, 2014 – 11:00AM EST

Overview on Efficient and Reliable System-Level ESD

  • March 13, 2014 – 11:00AM EST

HBM Tester Artifact Review Scott Ward, Texas Instruments

  • March 27, 2014 – 11:00AM EST

TCAD Methodologies for Industrial ESD Design

  • April 8, 2014 – 11:00AM EST

SIEMIC Regulatory Compliance Webinars for 2014
Presented in a series of monthly one-hour webinars, by industry leaders in worldwide compliance testing and international product certifications, these seminars will present the latest regulation changes, importation requirements, and hot compliance issues for the most important and dynamic market countries, and show manufacturers how to access these markets with clear pathways to successful entry of their electronic products.

See more information and registration instructions at http://www.siemic.com.

  • January 23, 2014
  • February 27, 2014
  • March 27, 2014
  • April 24, 2014
  • May 22, 2014
  • June 26, 2014
  • July 24, 2014
  • August 28, 2014
  • September 25, 2014
  • October 23, 2014
  • November 13, 2014
  • December 11, 2014

Webinar times for US time zones:
Eastern Time Zone:    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Central Time Zone:    Noon to 1:00 PM
Mountain Time Zone:    11:00 AM to Noon
Pacific Time Zone:    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

TÜV SÜD America http://www.tuvamerica.com/tuvnews/webinars.cfm offers webinars and online seminars in the areas of Safety, EMC, Management Systems and Competency Assessments.


These annual symposia 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.

2014 Global Symposium on EMC, SAFETY and Product Compliance Engineering (GLOBESPACE)
March 3-6, 2014 – Tel-Aviv, Israel

EMV 2014
March 11-13, 2014 – Dusseldorf, Germany

Microwaves & RF 2014
March 19-20, 2014 – Paris, France

30th International Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics
March 23-27, 2014 – Jacksonville, FL

EuCAP 2014 – The 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
April 6-11, 2014 – The Hague, Netherlands

IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering
May 5-7, 2014 – San Jose, CA

IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
May 12-15, 2014 – Montevideo, Uruguay

EMC’14/Tokyo – 2014 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
May 13-16, 2014 – Tokyo, Japan

IMS2014 – 2014 International Microwave Symposium
June 1-6, 2014 – Tampa Bay, FL

2014 China International Exhibition on EMC, Microwave, RF and Safety Tests & Certification (China EMC 2014/China MW 2014)
June 17-19, 2014 – Beijing, China

IEEE EMC 2014 – International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
August 3-8, 2014 – Raleigh, NC

EMC Europe 2014 – International Symposia and Workshops on Electromagnetic Compatibility
September 1-4, 2014 – Gothenburg, Sweden

36th Annual Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium
September 7-12, 2014 – Tucson, AZ

European Microwave Week 2014
October 5-10, 2014 – Rome, Italy

36th Annual Symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA)
October 12-17, 2014 – Tucson, AZ

Electronica 2014
November 11-14, 2014 – Munich, Germany


Milwaukee, WI: February 18-19, 2014
Measurement Uncertainty and CISPR 16-4-2 Ed.2: How both are applied within the EMC Laboratory, Presenter: Werner Schaefer
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel, Milwaukee, WI
Contact: Jim Blaha, jblaha@ieee.org

Seattle, WA: March 20, 2014
The Reverb Chamber, Anechoic Chamber and OATS User Group Meeting with multiple speakers on related topics
Marriott Seattle Waterfront Hotel, Seattle, WA
Contact: Janet O’Neil, (425) 868-2558, janet.oneil@ets-lindgren.com

Chicago, IL: May 6, 2014
Speakers and topics to be announced, http://www.emcchicago.org
Itasca Country Club, Itasca, IL
Contact: Frank Krozel, Electronic Instrument Associates, (630) 924-1600, frank@electronicinstrument.com

Detroit, MI: May 8, 2014
Speakers and topics to be announced, http://www.EMCSOCIETY.org/emcfest
Canton Summit on the Park, Canton, MI
Contact: Scott Lytle, Yazaki North America, scott@emcsociety.org

Bloomington, MN: September 16, 2014
Speakers and topics to be announced
Ramada Mall of America,
Bloomington, MN
Contact: Dan Hoolihan, (651) 213-0966, danhoolihanemc@aol.com    favicon