EMC Concepts Explained

EMC Resonance Part I: Non-Ideal Passive Components

The fundamental circuit background is presented and illustrated by the resonance phenomenon in the non-ideal models of passive circuit components: capacitors, ferrite beads, resistors, and inductors.

PCB Return-Current Distribution in a Microstrip Line

This article discusses the distribution of a PCB return current underneath top trace for the microstrip configuration. Next month’s article will discuss the distribution for the stripline configurations.