Professional Development Options for Compliance Engineers
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 2017. You’ll find here sources of compliance related seminars and workshops offered online and on location, public and private.
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Bruce Archambeault will teach several seminars in 2017. Check http://www.brucearch.com for details.
PCB Design Seminar for Real-World EMI Control
This seminar is designed for working engineers involved in PCB level design during the product development process. Proper EMC design is critical for product success and can have little to no impact on the company when done properly. EMC is not magic! Dr. Archambeault will break down the science, provide the latest insights, and you can directly apply it in the lab.
This course goes beyond the basics to help understand the fundamental physics involved and to be able to make trade off decisions when the normal rules-of-thumb cannot be applied. The rules-of-thumb will help engineers make the correct decisions, but often the ‘shades of grey’ between the absolute black and white extremes are desired. This seminar will examine these grey areas and provide guidance to help engineers make the difficult trade off decisions.
D.L.S. Electronic Systems, Inc. offers a two-day applications seminar plus a one-day workshop.
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. After two days of intense study of EMC and design principles, students in the workshop will review, from start to finish, the design of 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. For more information, visit http://www.dlsemc.com/seminar.
April 25-27, 2017 and October 21-26, 2017
Doug Smith has shared his winter class schedule with us. Find additional details on his website: http://emcesd.com/#BoulderCity.
Lab Techniques, Design and Troubleshooting
This seminar, and its demonstrations, are the product of a lifetime of experimentation and electronic design. Major concepts discussed in the seminar are illustrated with experiments on live circuits that were developed over years and are quite unique, enabling a deeper understanding of engineering concepts than seminars usually do. Many new topics and experiments have been added over the last few months that engineers and technicians will find very useful in producing, testing, or debugging new and existing designs of ALL types. Using the techniques presented in this seminar, design problems can be found and fixed in a few days, not weeks or months that are typical in the industry, not to mention being able to avoid the problems in the first place.
January 30-February 1, 2017 in Boulder City, Nevada
Spend a week learning EMC design and test. Learn from four of the top EMC trainers: Doug Smith, Kenneth Wyatt, Derek Walton and Dan Beeker. Panel discussion Friday afternoon with free confidential consultation session afterwards. Select vendor/exhibitors will attend.
February 27 – March 3, 2017 in Boulder City, Nevada
The ESD Association holds educational opportunities throughout the year to provide engineers with the knowledge and tools needed to meet the challenges of ESD in their companies. For example, the association co-sponsors regional tutorials with local chapters, conducts a national tutorial and education seminar in conjunction with the annual EOS/ESD Symposium, and publishes and distributes numerous educational materials on ESD. For full details, visit the ESD Association’s website at http://www.esda.org.
ETS-Lindgren offers hands-on training courses in Cedar Park, Texas, throughout the year. Below is a list of those courses currently scheduled through ETS-U. Learn more at http://www.ets-lindgren.com/learning.
This two-day hands-on course designed for engineers or lab technicians who want to expand their knowledge of the latest version of the TILE! ™ (Totally Integrated Laboratory Environment) software, either as a new user or a current user wanting to improve their skills. Instruction is divided between class lectures and hands-on lab experience. Students are taught how to create profiles, use the Profile Launcher, Instrument Simulator and perform actual tests in a lab environment. Students receive an illustrated textbook written specifically for the TILE! training course. Upon completion, attendees of this class will be able to: create a test profile from a blank sheet, use existing test profiles, manage instruments, manage data, generate reports, and customize the Launcher to create a ‘1 click’ process from starting a test to the report generation.
February 7-8, October 10-11, 2017
You’ll learn firsthand how to perform Antenna Pattern Measurements (APM) and Wireless Over-The-Air (OTA) tests with mix of classroom discussion and practical in-chamber testing. You’ll also receive a study guide and class notes.
April 13-11, 2017 and September 12-14, 2017
Fundamentals of EMC & MIL STD 461
Designed for engineers or lab technicians who want to expand their knowledge of EMC compliance testing and 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. On the EMC side, that includes a 3 meter anechoic chamber, GTEM and a reverberation chamber. On the MIL-STD side, that includes a semi-anechoic chamber and a conducted susceptibility test station.
May 15-19, 2017
HEMP/EMI Threats Workshops
This workshop will cover two severe electromagnetic threats that provide a serious challenge to the operation of commercial equipment and systems embedded in the critical infrastructures. The workshop will review the electromagnetic characteristics of each threat (including both the radiated and conducted waveforms), a summary of how these electromagnetic fields can create upsets and damage to unprotected equipment, and how equipment and systems can be protected from each of these threats. While several portions of the workshop will inform the attendees of the technical aspects of the threat and their coupling into electronics, the workshop will focus primarily on data and the electric grid as opposed to purely theoretical aspects of these phenomena.
May 15-19, 2017
Learn how to perform Antenna Pattern Measurements (APM) and Wireless Over-The-Air (OTA) tests. This course has a mix of classroom discussion and practical in-chamber testing, and includes a study guide and class notes.
September 12-16, 2017
Henry Ott Consultants offers a three-day course covering the practical aspects of noise and interference control in electronic systems. More information is available on the Henry Ott Consultants website, (http://www.hottconsultants.com), both on the public and in-plant EMC courses.
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.
Kimmel Gerke Associates will continue the legacy of EMC training with several public seminars in 2017. These classes and others are also available
in-house. For more information, please go to http://www.emiguru.com.
This popular two-day introductory class has been co-hosted by Kimmel Gerke Associates and Tektronix since 1992. The focus is “inside the box” – components, printed circuit boards, power electronics, grounding, and shielding. Addresses five key EMI threats – emissions, ESD, RF immunity, power disturbances, and self-compatibility among analog/digital/power circuits. Minimal math – useful rules of thumb – numerous case histories. Includes over practical 30 EMI design fixes. An optional day on EMI Troubleshooting is offered at select locations.
October 3-5, 2017 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
EMC in Military Systems
This is a new three-day introductory class offered through the Applied Technology Institute (http://www.aticourses.com.) The focus is “outside the box” – grounding, power, cables, and shielding. Addresses the four key military EMI concerns – radiated emissions (RE), conducted emissions (CE), radiated susceptibility (RS), conducted susceptibility (CS). Minimal math – useful rules of thumb – numerous case histories. Includes over 30 practical EMI systems fixes. An overview of MIL-STD-461/464 design impact, along with systems troubleshooting are included.
July 11-13, 2017 – Columbia, Maryland
This 1-day course reviews the equipment, test set-ups and primary coupling mechanisms associated with each of the major electromagnetic compatibility tests. The goal of the course is to provide a basic understanding of the physics involved in order to make better, more meaningful and more repeatable measurements. The primary EMC tests covered by this course are Conducted and Radiated Emissions, Radiated Immunity, Bulk Current Injection, Electrical Fast Transient testing and Electrostatic Discharge testing. Other EMC tests such as Lightning Immunity, Magnetic Field Emissions and Power Disturbance tests will also be discussed. For each EMC test, the course reviews the test equipment, test settings and set-up parameters that affect the measurement results.
April 3, 2017 in Stoughton, Wisconsin
This 2-day course stresses the fundamental concepts and tools that electronics engineers can employ to avoid electromagnetic compatibility and signal integrity problems. Students completing the course will be able to make good decisions regarding board layout and system design for EMC. They will also be introduced to tools and techniques for quickly reviewing designs in order to flag potential problems well before the first hardware is built and tested.
April 4-5, 2017 in Stoughton, Wisconsin
This 1-day training session is intended to bring engineers up to date on the latest computer modeling tools and techniques available to help them design products that comply with electromagnetic compatibility requirements. The course covers electromagnetic modeling codes, circuit solvers, rule checkers, analytical modeling tools, web-based calculators and apps. Plenty of examples demonstrating the application of various modeling tools to real-world EMC design problems are provided. Students completing the course will be aware of the tools available to them and able to make good decisions regarding the tools that are appropriate for their needs.
April 6, 2017 in Stoughton, Wisconsin
This intensive two-day course gives engineering professionals the ability to successfully recognize, solve and avoid challenging 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. Integrating over 30 years of hands-on troubleshooting experience and the latest EMC research, this comprehensive and practical course is appropriate for experienced circuit and system design engineers, EMC engineers, as well as those who are new to EMI problem solving.
May 1-2, 2017 in Stoughton, Wisconsin
This 1-day course stresses the fundamental concepts and tools that board designers can use to avoid electromagnetic compatibility and signal integrity problems. Students completing the course will be able to make good decisions regarding component selection, component placement, and trace routing. In addition, students will have the knowledge and tools necessary to design effective power distribution and grounding strategies for both digital and mixed-signal boards.
May 3, 2017 in Stoughton, Wisconsin
The focus of the course will be on the application of fundamental EMC concepts to actual product designs. Students completing this course will have the skills necessary to conduct well-organized circuit board design reviews and make good decisions regarding component selection, component placement, layer stack-up, trace routing and grounding. It is assumed that students taking this course have a basic understanding of fundamental EMC concepts (for example, students that have completed LearnEMC’s Electronic Systems Design for EMC Compliance or Design for Automotive EMC Compliance).
May 4, 2017 in Stoughton, Wisconsin
This 2-day course stresses the fundamental concepts and tools that automotive electronics engineers can utilize to avoid electromagnetic compatibility and signal integrity problems. Students completing the course will be able to make good decisions regarding board layout and automotive system design for EMC. They will also be introduced to tools and techniques for quickly reviewing automotive designs in order to flag potential problems well before the first hardware is built and tested.
September 11-12, 2017 in Stoughton, Wisconsin
This 1-day course focuses on board design and layout issues that are of particular importance to the automotive electronics industry. Component placement, trace routing, power distribution and grounding are discussed with an emphasis on automotive applications. Particular emphasis is placed on effective mixed-signal design strategies.
September 13, 2017 in Stoughton, Wisconsin
This 1-day course covers fundamental and advanced design concepts related to the design of power electronic circuits for meeting electromagnetic compatibility requirements. In the morning session, basic power electronic circuit topologies and applications are reviewed with a focus on the fundamental properties of these circuits that result in unwanted conducted and radiated emissions. Noise source models are presented and various noise mitigation options are examined. The focus of the afternoon session is on advanced design concepts including grounding strategies, component selection and placement, and methods for maintaining electrical balance. Active noise cancellation techniques applicable in various situations are also presented. Finally, examples of good and bad power circuit designs ranging from low-voltage DC-to-DC converters to 700-volt electric vehicle motor drives are reviewed.
September 14, 2017 in Stoughton, Wisconsin
This 2-day course stresses the fundamental concepts and tools that electronics engineers can employ to avoid electromagnetic compatibility and signal integrity problems. Students completing the course will be able to make good decisions regarding board layout and system design for EMC. They will also be well prepared for advanced courses in electromagnetic compatibility that require students to have a basic grasp of important fundamental concepts.
October 16-17, 2017 in Stoughton, Wisconsin
This 2-day course leads students through the process of systematically ensuring that their product designs will meet all applicable EMC requirements. Students will learn to identify and utilize the ground structure, control the flow of high and low-frequency currents, identify and characterize potential sources and victims of EMI, control bandwidths, ignore structures and coupling paths that do not contribute to EMC problems, and systematically identify and evaluate structures and coupling paths capable of causing a product to be non-compliant. It is assumed that students taking this course have a basic understanding of fundamental EMC concepts (for example, students that have completed the Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Compatibility course or the Electronic Systems Design for EMC Compliance course). The focus of the course will be on the application of these fundamental concepts to the systematic evaluation of actual product designs.
October 18-19, 2017 in Stoughton, Wisconsin
MET Laboratories Compliance College offers seminars at various locations throughout the year. Visit http://www.metlabs.com for additional details.
Montrose Compliance Services will teach a University of California Santa Cruz Extension course this year. Find details at http://montrosecompliance.com/training-seminars/seminars_courses.
EMC Made Simple Part 1 – System Design and Maxwell Made Simple
EMC Made Simple Part 2 – Power Distribution (Decoupling and Bypassing)
March 30, 2017 – Stuttgart, Germany
Introduction to EMC Made Simple-Printed Circuit Board and System Design
May 8-10, 2017 – San Jose, California
Product Placement to the USA Market – EMC and Safety (2-days)
EMC Made Simple-Printed Circuit Board and System Design (3-days)
May 22-26 – Poznan, Poland
Introduction to EMC Made Simple-Printed Circuit Board and System Design
June 20, 2017 – Seoul, Korea
Material Science Related to Printed Circuit Board Design and Layout to Achieve EMC Compliance
August 7-11, 2017 – Washington, DC
The University of Oxford has several courses in their department for continuing education that are appropriate for compliance engineers. Learn more at https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/professional/index.php. In addition to the courses described below, they also offer courses on: Signal and Power Integrity, Power Distribution Networks, and Data Converters.
Practical Antenna Design: From Theory to Practice
A course for engineers and designers who work with radar and radio communications. It covers understanding of antenna theory and techniques, skills to analyse, design and measure various antennas, and theory of antenna measurements.
June 8-9, 2017, University of Oxford, UK
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design for Real-World EMI Control
Understand the causes of EMC problems and apply it to real world product design immediately.
June 13-14, 2017, University of Oxford, UK
Advanced Topics for EMC Control
This course examines strengths and weaknesses of full-wave simulation techniques relating to various SI and EMC problems including decoupling power/ground planes, PC board emissions, cross-talk, resonance, effects of vias on high speed signals.
June 15-16, 2017, University of Oxford, UK
Advanced Signal and Power Integrity
This course provides participants with the knowledge to break down the link path for analysis and design to provide fundamental jitter concepts.
June 21-23, 2017, University of Oxford, UK
Silent Solutions offers workshops for design engineers interested in a practical, hands-on approach to EMC design, troubleshooting, and the special field concerned with Circuit-to-Circuit Interference. Engineers working for manufacturers whose products target commercial and industrial environments will find this training extraordinarily useful.
Visit http://www.silent-solutions.com to learn more.
Electronic Product Design & Retrofit for EMC
This intensive two-day EMC course gives engineering professionals the ability to successfully recognize, solve and avoid challenging 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. Integrating over 30 years of hands-on troubleshooting experience and the latest EMC research, this comprehensive and practical course is appropriate for experienced circuit and system design engineers, EMC engineers, as well as those who are new to EMI problem solving.
May 1-2, 2017, in Stoughton, Wisconsin
May 15-19, 2017, in Westford, Massachusetts
October 2-6, 2017 in Westford, Massachusetts
In this one-day course you will learn how to analyze, optimize, and evaluate the EMC characteristics of internal and external signal cables, including internal flex circuits (“FPC”) and external system cables. The theory, applications, and measurement techniques are useful for the improvement of EMC test results of complete systems as well as IC evaluation PC boards and reference designs. During this class the instructor will use a spectrum analyzer, signal generator, digital noise sources, current probes, and near-field probes to provide practical demonstrations of common problems and solutions.
May 8, 2017, in Bannewitz, Germany
June 19, 2017, in Bannewitz, Germany
September 19, 2017 in Bannewitz, Germany
October 16, 2017 in Bannewitz, Germany
November 13, 2017 in Bannewitz, Germany
Electronic Product Design and Retrofit for EMC
This two-day course gives engineering professionals the ability to successfully recognize, solve and avoid challenging 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. Integrating over 30 years of hands-on troubleshooting experience and the latest EMC research, this class is appropriate for experienced circuit and system design engineers, EMC engineers, as well as those who are new to EMI problem solving.
June 1-2, 2017, in Bannewitz, Germany
October 26-27, 2017 in Bannewitz, Germany
Washington Laboratories Academy will be offering a range of training opportunities in 2017, including the very popular and often sold-out MIL-STD-461 (updated for Revision G) training. As always, the engineering community can take advantage of its core training offerings in EMC Design and Mitigation. Other offerings will focus on Battery Technology topics, Wireless Regulatory topics, Simulation, Nuclear EMC, Shielding Design, Environmental Testing and Design, Electrical Safety Evaluation and Design and 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. Contact Steve Ferguson (email@example.com) for more information, or visit the Washington Laboratories Academy at http://www.wll.com/academy.
Wyatt Technical Services offers seminars on product design for EMC compliance, troubleshooting, and pre-compliance testing throughout the year. For more information, go to http://www.emc-seminars.com.
At this five-day week of intensive EMC education, Kenneth will be a featured presenter, along with EMC experts Doug Smith, Dan Beeker, and Derek Walton. They’ll be covering product design for compliance, EMC compliance testing, EMC troubleshooting, and simple pre-compliance testing that may be performed in-house prior to compliance testing. In addition, several key vendors will be invited to show their products. Find more info at http://www.emcesd.com.
February 27 thru March 3, 2017, in Boulder City, Nevada
In this two-day seminar with demos, you’ll learn simple EMC theory, how to design products and printed circuit boards for EMC compliance, EMC troubleshooting, and simple pre-compliance testing that may be performed in-house prior to compliance testing.
April 2017, in Longmont, Colorado
Product Safety and Environmental Testing
AEMC Instruments offers the Understanding Ground Resistance Testing Training Seminar. This one-day technical 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, visit
April 25, 2017 in Dover, New Hampshire
May 9, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 13, 2017 in Dallas, Texas
July 11, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia
September 12, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah
October 10, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico
November 14, 2017 in Orlando, Florida
The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) provides a variety of courses designed to help organizations achieve and maintain accreditation to international standards. Instructors are subject matter experts with many years of professional training experience. Most courses are offered at several locations on various dates throughout the year. Details are at http://www.a2la.org/training. Some of the topics covered are:
Applied Measurement Uncertainty for Testing Labs
Developing an Effective Training Program
ISO 15189:2012 and CLIA Clinical Laboratory Accreditation
Reducing Risk in Conformance Decisions
ISO/IEC 17020:2012 and 17025:2005
Measurement Systems Analysis Using Excel Statistical Tools
Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action
CST of America offers several public courses throughout the year, on topics such as signal integrity & power integrity and microwave & antenna training. Visit http://www.cst.com/events/trainings for descriptions and a course schedule.
Equipment Reliability Institute offers several public courses throughout the year. Steve Brenner picks up where Wayne Tustin leaves off. (Wayne is moving toward retirement. We wish him good health and good cheer!) Visit http://equipment-reliability.com/training-calendar/ for more details about each course and to check as additional dates are added throughout the year.
Military Standard 810G (MIL-STD-810G) Testing
This course focuses on the purpose of each test, the equipment required to perform each test, and the methodology to correctly apply the specified test environments.
March 6-9, 2017 in Santa Clarita, Calfornia
August 21-24, 2017 in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania
September 4-7, 2017 in Munich, Germany
Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing
Basic vibrations, sources and causes, vibration measurements, analysis and calibration. Discussion is supported by projected visuals and video clips.
October 16-18, 2017
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 is below. For dates and further details, visit http://www.obcompman.com/training.
Integrating Medical Device Safety into the Design Process: IEC 60601/ISO 80601, ed 3.1 and 2.2 families
This is an intense three-day training course. There are presentation slides, frequent references to source standards, and skill implementation work group exercises. Participants are encouraged to ask questions about the safety requirements, and how they apply to products currently under development. The course continues to evolve to stay up to date with latest standards, interpretations, regulatory guidance, and feedback from over 1,000 past participants.
Phoenix Technical Group offers free and paid video, e-books and online training classes on the web on demand. They offer training in CE Marking, UL compliance, product safety, RoHS and Reach, risk analysis and our UCMS Universal Compliance Management System™. For further details, visit http://www.phoenixtechnicalgroup.com.
TÜV SÜD Academy public training courses are enhanced by the real life experiences of the auditing and testing teams, offering years of experience in the worldwide international standards arena. With complete one-, two-, three- and five-day training courses offered, the Academy can get you prepared for the most challenging compliance issues.Visit their website to see the latest training schedule: http://www.tuv-sud-america.com/us-en/resource-center/training.
UL Knowledge Solutions offers several courses in 2017. In a world of emerging risks, knowledge is a competitive advantage that drives tangible results, empowering people, protecting lives, and driving business success. The world’s most progressive and safety-conscious companies rely on UL’s educational programs for the expertise and tools required to design and install safer products, increase efficiency, realize improved speed to market, and ultimately advance their approach to prevention and compliance. We include a few examples here.
A full listing of 2017 dates and locations is available at http://lms.ulknowledgeservices.com/home.aspx?LSMID=465473.
Washington Laboratories Academy offers Product Safety Seminars throughout the year. Visit them online at http://www.wll.com/academy.html for locations and dates.
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.
A2LA (http://www.a2la.org) has custom and on-site courses available on a variety of topics.
Best ESD Technical Services (http://www.bestesd.com): Classes on practical aspects of dealing with EMI in real-life situations, such as manufacturing, motion control, field installations and alike. Effects of EMI on electrical overstress (EOS) are closely examined. SEMI EMC Standards and other industry’ requirements are considered. Their EMI classes focus on actual EMI environment in different installations and how to reduce unwanted electrical noise in a practical and effective way. There is no special prerequisite for EMC expertise – dealing with EMI is everyone’s job.
Cherry Clough Consultants (http://www.cherryclough.com): offers an impressive menu of private in-house seminars. Their Seminars allow for a customized approach to training. For further details, visit the Cherry Clough Consultants website. Standard classes include:
EMC for electronic designers
Designing equipment for safety
EMC techniques for test engineers
EMC for systems & installations
EMC for functional safety
2004/108/EC, fixed installations, custom equipment
Henry Ott Consultants (http://www.hottconsultants.com) 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.”
Montrose Compliance Services (http://www.montrosecompliance.com) offers customized in-house training programs on achieving EMC compliance, EMC design fundamentals and techniques. Mark Montrose also recently released a new book called EMC Made Simple-Printed Circuit Board and System Design.
Silent Solutions (http://www.silent-solutions.com) draws from its deep understanding of hardware-focused research from the University of Missouri-Rolla’s EMC Laboratory to tailor-make a seminar that’s right for your organization or special event.
Steven H. Voldman LLC (http://www.voldmanllc.com) offers educational training including technical short courses, in-house courses, open community lectures, technical presentations, and university short courses. Educational courses are available in semiconductor quality and reliability, semiconductor device design, semiconductor business strategy, ESD, latchup, innovation and patenting
Wyatt Technical Services, LLC (http://www.emc-seminars.com) 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.
Since you can’t be on the road all the time, there is plenty of training that you can participate in right from your desk. Many experts provide live and on-demand webinars, as well as books, podcasts, and eLearning programs. Here are a few options to get you started:
Associated Research (http://www.asresearch.com/events-training/webinars.aspx) Associate Research’s webinars provide detailed information on many aspects of electrical safety testing.
CST of America (http://www.cst.com/events/webinars) CST of America 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.
EMC Fast Pass (http://www.emcfastpass.com) provides comprehensive training courses and short courses to assist electronic engineers, compliance specialists, and hardware manufacturers to design and test products that pass EMC and RF certifications the first time. Some of their course offerings are below:
EMC Design for Compliance
Intrinsically Safe Hardware Design
EMC Troubleshooting and Pre-Compliance Testing
EMC Testing Beginner’s Bundle
EMC Design Review Case Study
Equipment Reliability Institute (http://equipment-reliability.com) offers Distance Learning, where student can study at home, viewing lessons and taking tests at their own pace. Additionally, Wayne Tustin’s 3-day lecture is available on Blu-ray. Show it to the newbie or to your whole team.
Intertek Academy (http://www.intertek.com/training) Intertek offers educational opportunities in quality, safety and energy efficiency to provide in-depth guidance for understanding new standards and specs, innovative techniques and compliance.
Kimmel Gerke Associates (http://www.emiguru.com) Kimmel Gerke offers webinars throughout the year.
MET Laboratories (http://www.metlabs.com/News-and-Events/Seminars-and-Webinars.aspx) MET Laboratories offers webinars throughout the year and also offers on-demand viewing of past webinars.
Phoenix Technical Group offers free and paid video, e-books and online training classes on the web on demand. They offer training in CE Marking, the Impact of Brexit on compliance, UL compliance, EMI resolution, risk analysis and our UCMS Universal Compliance Management System™. For further details, visit http://www.phoenixtechnicalgroup.com.
SIEMIC Regulatory Compliance Webinars (http://www.siemic.com/us/COMPANY/Webinars.php) Presented in a series of monthly one-hour presentations, these webinars will present the latest regulation changes, importation requirements, and hot compliance issues for the most important and dynamic market countries.
TÜV SÜD America (http://www.tuv-sud-america.com/us-en/resource-center/training/webinars) TÜV SÜD America offers webinars and online seminars in the areas of Safety, EMC, management systems and competency assessments. Webinars are also available for on-demand viewing.
UL Knowledge Solutions (http://industries.ul.com/knowledge-solutions) provides safety- and compliance-related training delivered via self-paced online training, webinars, and more.
Knowledge Regulatory and Compliance Essentials
This is a continuously growing portfolio of online courses spanning across a wide spectrum of topic areas including hazard-based safety engineering, global market access and global directives, code compliance, conformity assessment, sustainability, responsible sourcing and social auditing, and many more. Serving as a constant reference and resource library accessible at any time, clients are better equipped to keep pace with new technologies and regulations, advance their approach to risk management and risk prevention, and design, build and sell safer and more sustainable products around the world.
EMC Troubleshooting and Precompliance Testing for Product Designers
Covers the basics of EMC design and how to correct typical design issues, simple pre-compliance bench top measurement methods, and includes a number of simple techniques and tools useful in characterizing designs at various stages of development that will better prepare products for EMC qualification.
Introduction to EMC
This module provides an introduction to EMC, beginning with covering the background behind electromagnetic sources and the overall electromagnetic environment. The basics of Emissions and Immunity are also covered, along with an overview of the coupling mechanisms.
Introduction to EMC Standards
This module provides an introduction to the world of EMC standards and is intended to help manufacturers understand the selection process, as well as ensuring that compliance is maintained by using the correct version of the standard.
Implications of the New EMC Directive
This module provides an overview of the new EMC Directive 2014/30/EU which came into force on April 20, 2016 (replacing 2004/108/EC) with no transition period. It is intended to help manufacturers, authorized representatives, importers and distributors understand the changes that the new Directive implements mean for them and their equipment.
Ensuring the Continued Compliance of Products with the EMC Directive
This module provides information and advice regarding Ongoing Compliance. CE marking and other compliance activities require updating with product changes, regulation changes and administrative aspects throughout their lifecycle. This module concentrates on compliance of products with the EMC directive. The statement running throughout this module is that every product which is placed on the market every day should be compliant with the EMC Directive, and the manufacturer is legally responsible for being able to demonstrate product compliance. This module takes you through the various steps to ensure that this is the case.
Industry Symposia, Conferences and Exhibits
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.
EuCAP 2017 – The 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
March 19-24, 2017 – Paris, France
2017 International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Symposium
March 26-30, 2017 – Firenza, Italy
March 28-30, 2017 – Stuttgart, Germany
We hope this list will help you meet your professional development goals in 2017. Many additional events will be planned throughout the year, so be sure to check our events calendar at
http://incompliancemag.com/calendar to find the most up-to-date information. Another way to brush up on the basics and delve deep into advanced topics is by visiting our online resource center, the In Compliance Electrical Engineering Resource Center (EERC) at http://incompliancemag.com/eerc.