S-parameters are very useful to evaluate, understand, and optimize the response of your filters. If you are unfamiliar with this typical tool for RF engineers, this column is for you.
Circuit design reliability verification in Integrated Circuit (IC) design is extremely challenging.
Whenever an electronic circuit is first energized, transients occur in current and voltage waveforms. These start-up transients can affect the electrical and thermal behavior of components and circuits with serious reliability, EMI, and random effects. Try to characterize how your circuits start and stop.
This article offers an understanding of what conducted emissions are, their sources and paths, how to measure for them, and how to control them at different stages of design.
Achieving electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) compliance is now straightforward, quick, and easy – using the EM Engineering process that Keith Armstrong describes in this article.
Software tools can give the EMC engineer a better chance to pass EMC requirements the first time.
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.