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Crosstalk Reduction Between PCB Traces

When two circuits are in the vicinity of one another, a signal propagating in one circuit can induce a signal in another circuit, due to capacitive (electric field) and/or inductive (magnetic field) coupling between the circuits. This phenomenon is referred to as crosstalk.
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Operational Insulation in IEC 950

This issue’s topic is rather unique because this column addresses safety requirements for a non-safety critical device, “operational” or “functional” insulation.
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The Real FAQs of Life in the RED

As of June 13, 2017 all radio transmitters that are placed on the market in the European Union will have to comply with the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU. This reality affects millions of devices destined for the EU.

Europe’s New EMC, Low Voltage and Radio Equipment Directives

Recast versions of the EU’s EMC and Low Voltage Directives are now in effect while the entirely new Radio Equipment Directive can also apply (it is being phased in). This article considers the requirements of each of the Directives, discussing similarities and differences between the laws.

EMC System Design: A Systematic Methodology

The purpose of this article is to provide an order in the design of the electronic system such that EMC considerations can be evaluated throughout the design effort, producing an electromagnetically compatible system at a minimal cost.

The “Simple” Power Cord

This article covers some of the aspects of power cords intended for use in information technology equipment (ITE) and consumer products applications.

Do Measurements Validate Simulations?

It is very common for people doing simulations to make a measurement of a similar set up to validate the simulation. This is a reasonable precaution since modern simulation tools will give a very accurate answer to whatever question it is asked.

Modernizing the RJ45 Jack and Plug

This article will discuss one of the most prolific connectors in the electrical communication field, the RJ45 connector. Most LAN cables use these connectors, so this connector touches most of our lives every day.