Dipole-Type Antennas in EMC Testing

This two-article series is devoted to a dipole family of antennas used in EMC testing: half-wave dipole, quarter-wave monopole, log-periodic, and biconical antenna. Part I presents the antenna models and the construction details.

Basic EMC Rules

This article discusses the origins, justification, and interrelations between some of basic EMC rules regarding the highest significant frequency (bandwidth) present in digital signals, definition of the electrically short structures, and the transmission line criterion.

Common-Mode Current Creation and Suppression

This article discusses the creation of a common-mode current in a typical circuit and explains the effectiveness of a common-mode choke on differential-mode and common-mode currents.

EMC Units in Measurements and Testing

This article reviews the decibel units used in EMC laboratory measurements and testing. We begin by defining a decibel (dB) unit and proceed to the EMC specific units for voltage, current, power, and impedance measurements.