Troubleshooting EMC Problems Like an MD

This article describes three troubleshooting methodologies doctors use to diagnose (troubleshoot) medical problems. These same techniques have proven useful in my own EMC consulting practice.

Faces In Compliance 2020

Keith Armstrong graduated in 1972 from Imperial College, London, specializing in electronic design and field theory. After working in several countries, he joined the first pro-audio custom-mixing-desk manufa... Read More...

So You Want To Be a Consultant?

Ever contemplated becoming a consultant? Living free of the corporate bureaucracy? Collecting those big fees? Traveling the world? But how does one get started anyway?

ESD as an EMI Design Problem

Ask a manufacturing engineer how to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) problems, and you will hear about ionizers, conductive floors, smocks, wrist straps, and more.
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Prepping for EMI Testing

1408 F3 coverLike it or not, most electronic designs today are subject to formal EMI testing. So even if you are new to EMI/EMC (electromagnetic interference/compatibility), you need to understand what is involved and how to best prepare for a trip to the EMI test lab.

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So you are a new EMC Engineer…… Now what?

1 new-engineer-smallIt’s been said that nobody grows up wanting to be an EMC engineer. Rather, it usually just happens. Maybe you had incriminating information on your resume, such as being a radio ham. “You’ve created interference, so you must know how to stop it, right?” Maybe you showed a knack for EMC troubleshooting, and suddenly you’re now the company expert - whether you want to be or not.