EM Field-Based Design of Circuit Boards for First Pass EMC Compliance
Daniel Beeker
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EMC Seminar

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This seminar will consist of four sessions. The first session will explain how electromagnetic
fields behave on circuit boards. Material presented will focus on the
basic principles and physics of electromagnetic energy. It will be presented in
easy to understand language with plenty of diagrams. Attendees will discover
how understanding the behavior of EM fields can help to design PCBs that will be
more robust and have better electromagnetic compatibility performance. In the
second session, techniques to improve EMC performance of circuit boards will be
discussed. A new design approach that utilizes an electromagnetic physics-based
design methodology to control the field energy in your design will be presented.
The third session will focus on a simple EM physics- and geometry-based approach
for designing power distribution networks on PCBs. From input power
connection to the IC die, the simple rules discussed can be used to reduce powersupply
noise and improve EMC. The final session will be on PCB design to survive
transients. This session will cover some definitions of ESD and EOS while
explaining the important differences in the energy involved and the resulting damage
and design to mitigate transients. The session will also review PCB design for
improving system robustness.
Attendees will have the opportunity to network with EMC and Test Equipment
vendors. Past seminars have featured up to 30 exhibitors!
With more than 39 years of experience in electronic system design
and EMC, Daniel Beeker provides applications support for
NXP Automotive customers worldwide. Daniel also supports
NXP customers globally with special function development tools
and instrumentation (almost all of the “LFxxx” tools on the NXP
website). Daniel worked for Freescale Semiconductor before
Freescale and NXP merged in 2015. Daniel also specializes in
EMC and signal integrity design techniques for systems and
PCBs. In support of this, Daniel has completed more than 200
PCB design evaluations for customers and internal NXP products. Daniel teaches
field based design techniques at NXP and industry conferences worldwide; more
than 70 sessions with more than 3500 attendees since 2010. Daniel is also involved
with NXP IC package design and IC development tool teams to support
improved EMC performance, working on more than 20 IC designs. Specialties:
Microprocessor and Microcontroller development tools, PCB layout techniques
for EMC and signal integrity, and Automotive applications specialist.
Rockford, Illinois is located just over an hour’s drive from Chicago’s O’Hare airport.
Direct bus service from Chicago/O’Hare airport is available. There are several
hotels within few blocks of the Giovanni’s Conference Center. For more information
about things to see and do in Rockford, Visit https://
Seminar Overview
Session 1 – Understanding how
Electromagnetic Fields behave on
Circuit Boards
Session 2 – First Pass EMC Circuit
Board Design: Techniques
to Improve Performance
Session 3 – Power Distribution
Made Easy
Session 4 – PCB Design to Survive
June 13, 2017
7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Giovanni’s Restaurant
and Conference Center
Rockford, IL
Seminar Registration
IEEE Members $125.00
Non-IEEE Members $175.00
IEEE Student Members $60.00
Group Rate (4 + from same
corporation), please call.
Seminar Fee includes seminar
attendance, a copy of the
presentation material, and
breakfast, lunch, and refreshments.
Registration help for payment:
Adrian Vandergrift