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.

Banana Skins – July 2021 (#342-346)

Major news outlets in the Philadelphia metropolitan area report that the head of the city’s Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has called on city officials to replace the two-and-a-half year old Motorola police radio system because of repeated communications failures.

The Relationship Between EMI/EMC and ESD

The 2020 EOS/ESD Symposium featured a new EMC Special Session, organized in cooperation between the EMC Society and EOS/ESD Association. This Special Session was planned to emphasize the relationship between EMI/EMC and ESD.

Banana Skins – May 2021 (#330-332)

Chris van Rossman of Corvallis Oregon turned on his do-everything combo TV and got a big surprise—the police, the Civil Air Patrol, and the County Search and Rescue Officers knocked on his door.

Requirements of Antennas for EMC Testing

Antennas used for EMC testing possess several characteristics which make them ideal for use in a fast-paced, production-like EMC test environment. This article will briefly describe what these characteristics are, starting with the most important parameter – antenna factor.