Signal Integrity Versus EMC

This article addresses two very common questions involving two interrelated and specialized sub-fields within the realm of compliance engineering.

Use of Ferrites in PCB Reference Planes

Should the reference (i.e., ground) plane be split into two separate sections and a ferrite bead installed between them to prevent unwanted radio frequency emissions? Let’s examine why this practice is not a good idea and should be avoided at all costs.

Proper Oscilloscope Triggering

A common problem experienced by novice oscilloscope users is the inability to effectively capture signals we're trying to measure.

Leadership Best Practices

To learn more about leadership, the author read as many leadership books as he could for one year. He planned to learn what the latest leadership best practices were and become a more effective leader at the end of it all, or at least be set up to become a better leader as time progressed.

How to Select Absorbing Materials for Retrofitting

If you think you’re ever going to need to use flexible RF absorber sheets to help your product pass emissions, even at some later date, it might be a good idea to have already identified and obtained the material and have characterized its insertion-loss performance.