Ask a manufacturing engineer how to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) problems, and you will hear about ionizers, conductive floors, smocks, wrist straps, and more.
Known mechanisms that couple lightning surges onto communication cables, and how these mechanisms apply for the specific case of Ethernet cabling.
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.
You can minimize your EMI/EMC and SI/PI problems by working as slow as possible. This is very well known advice from many experts, books, and seminars: you can minimize or solve electromagnetic interference (emissions/susceptibility) and signal or power integrity problems working as slow as possible.
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.
When designing an EMI/EMC filter the orientation relative to source and victim is critical for high effectiveness. Can you save components in your filters?
Take time to check for EMI, efficiency, temperature, safety, immunity, or any other requirement in your product.
One of our favorite EMC sayings is “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of shielding.” Like vaccinations for children, an EMC design review can prevent serious problems later, such as a failed EMC test. Or ... Read More...
Today's integrated circuits (IC) are very sensitive to disturbances. Fast pulses which were not perceived by slower ICs in the past may now lead to serious disturbances or even total failure. The characteristic... Read More...