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October 2018

Transmission Line Reflections: Bounce Diagram

This article explains the creation of a bounce diagram for a transmission line circuit (see [1] for transmission line reflections).

What Every Electronics Engineer Needs to Know About: Absorbing Materials

You are new to your organization and your employer asks you to give a...

New Requirements for MOVs Used for Surge Suppression on AC Mains Ports

It is a common misconception that any product that complies with IEC 60950-1 will also comply with IEC 62368-1. A key goal of this article is to help readers of IEC 62368-1 understand the underlying safety concerns that the new requirements are trying to address.

The European Commission’s Latest EMC Directive Guidance

The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, published its latest “Guide for the EMC Directive.”1 Updated to reflect the 2014 recast of the Directive, the Guide discusses various issues, not least what constitutes “inherently benign equipment” and “custom built evaluation kits.” This article reviews the content of the new Guide, highlighting key changes from the previous edition of the Guide published in 2010.
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How to Get The Resources You Need

This article explores a problem faced by all engineers and engineering managers: persuading your manager that you need a new item of test equipment, or you need to add something to a product that is not in its technical specification.

Absence of IC ESD Sensitivity Data Has Reached a Critical Stage

ESD sensitivity data is not readily available to the public from IC suppliers to determine if a company’s ESD control program can handle its components.

Label Expected Life, Maintenance and Replacement

Considerations for safety labels that are visible throughout the lifecycle of your equipment and products

Banana Skins – October 2018 (#106-122)

We are proud to carry on the tradition of sharing Banana Skins for the purpose of promoting education for EMI/EMC engineers.
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