Electromagnetic compatibility

Preventing EMI and meeting EMC-requirements

The complexity and prevalence of electronic devices increase. The chances for interference caused by the use of multiple devices is an issue with nearly all forms of electronics. The field of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) studies these issues.

Today the electromagnetic compatibility of devices – their components, systems, and modules – is an absolute necessity. Think of warranting the reliability of medical devices, automation and wireless communication. EMC guidelines are included in European regulation since 1 January 1996.

Following the guidelines, electric and electronic devices have to comply with minimum standards concerning emissions and immunity. In specific applications much stricter requirements often apply.

Applying knowledge and skills of the EMC course

After this course you have collected most important theoretical and practical knowledge of EMC:

  • You know the characteristics of electromagnetic fields.
  • You know the existing interference causes and sources.
  • You are able to decrease a multitude of interference problems to fundamental EMC problems.
  • You can prevent and solve EMC problems by making responsible technical and economic measures.
  • You know how to execute EMC measurements, calculations and experiments.
  • You have studied emission, propagation and susceptibility of interference signals and economic return.
  • You are (in an early stage) able to improve the efficiency of the design process and save unnecessary costs.
  • You can apply EMC in installing electrical devices or systems.

The focus of this course will be on providing understanding of the field rather than delivering receipts for the solution for a particular symptom.

Intended for

Engineers who want to prevent or solve system failure in designing, producing, installing, and maintaining electronic devices and those who have to comply with legal requirements in the field of EMC.

You have a master or bachelor in electrical engineering, automatic control engineering or physics or comparable knowledge acquired through experience. Knowledge of EMC is not a requirement. Some experience in the field of network analysis is desired. 

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  • Information
    Trainer: Dhr. Dr. A.P.J. van Deursen (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e))
    Course data: November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 2021 (full)
    Location: Eindhoven
    Price: € 3,495.00 ex. vat
    For this course you van maken an exam - extra cost € 200 excl. VAT
    The program can be taught in English on request.
  • Program

    Day 1

    • Introduction A.P.M. Zwamborn (TNO)
    • Description EM environment A.P.M. Zwamborn (TNO)
    • Spectrum D.W. Harberts (ASML Netherlands BV)
    • Grounding
      Dr. R. Serra (TU/e)
    • Shielding
      Dr. A.P.J. van Deursen (TU/e)

    Day 2

    • Passive components
      Ing. J.M. van den Elzen
    • Cross-talk
      Ir. M.J.C.M. van Doorn (EMC Training & Consulting)
    • Cables
      Ing. W.J. de Graaf (Philips Healthcare Nederland)
    • Maxwell Fields & Kirchhoff circuits B.J.Kooij (TU Delft)
    • Statutory and operational requirements
      Ing. K. Banerjee (Signify)

    Day 3

    • Non-linear phenomena I
      Ir. W.G. Traa (ASML Netherlands BV)
    • Non-Linear Phenomena II
      Ir. W.G. Traa (ASML Netherlands BV)
    • Assesment of immunity via conduction
      Ing. M.J. Coenen (EMCMCC)
    • Excursion & demo’s
      Dr. A.P.J. van Deursen (TU/e)
    • Analysis EMI problems I
      Ing. K. Banerjee (Signify)
    • Analysis EMI problems II
      Ing. K. Banerjee (Signify)
    • Assessment of immunity via radiation
      Ir. J. Verpoorte (Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium)
    • Visit to EMC facilities at Signify (former Philips)

    Day 4

    • Measuring EM Emission II Measuring Set-Ups
      Ing. W.J. de Graaf (Philips Healthcare Nederland)
    • Measuring EM Emission I Measuring Equipment
      Ing. W.J. de Graaf (Philips Healthcare Nederland)
    • ESD
      R.A. Vogt-Ardatjew (Universiteit Twente)
    • Hands-on demo’s

    Day 5

    • Printed circuit board design I
      Ir. M.J.C.M. van Doorn (EMC Training & Consulting)
    • Switched mode power supplies
      Ir. W.G. Traa (ASML Netherlands BV)
    • Printed circuit board design II
      Ir. M.J.C.M. van Doorn (EMC Training & Consulting)
    • Power line filters
      Ir. W.G. Traa (ASML Netherlands BV)
    • Automotive EMC
      Ing. J.M. van den Elzen
    • Power Quality
      Prof.dr. J.F.G. Cobben (TU/e)
    • Coupling at interfaces F.B.J. Leferink (Universiteit Twente)
    • EMC management
      Ing. M.J. Coenen (EMCMCC)
    • PCB versus on-chip measures
      Ing. M.J. Coenen (EMCMCC)
    • Wired and wireless networks F.B.J. Leferink (Universiteit Twente)
    • Emerging issues - Above 1GHz F.B.J. Leferink (Universiteit Twente)
    • Electrical separation
      Ing. M.J. Coenen (EMCMCC)

    Day 6

    • Digital electronics
      Ir. H.G.J.N. van der Kruijs
    • EMC in large systems
      Ing. C.F. Post (Lambda Engineering BV)
    • Transients M.J.A.M. van Helvoort (Philips Healthcare Nederland)
    • Lightning
      Dr. A.P.J. van Deursen (TU/e)
    • EMC simulation programs D.W. Harberts (ASML Netherlands BV)
    • Fields and metal; visualizations
      Dr. A.P.J. van Deursen (TU/e)
    • Statistical aspects of EMC
      Dr. R. Serra (TU/e)
    • Biological aspects
      Dr. E. van Rongen (Gezondheidsraad)
    • Protection of electronic equipment
      Dr. A.P.J. van Deursen (TU/e)
  • Reviews
    This course is assessed with a 8.7
    “Opens the EMC gate for me.”
    Xingian Fan, RH Marine Netherlands BV
    “Meaningfull lectures which can be used in practical ways.”
    Ron Molenkamp, Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Agentschap Telecom
    “Good link between theory and practice. Gives a lot of insight.”
    Niels Donkers, Honeywell Enraf BV
    “Very useful! The many demonstrations and the excursion to the EMC-lab give a lot of insight and feeling.”
    Matthijs Weskin, HedoN Electronic developments BV
    “A course which actually helps, I have not seen many of them. I had a few revelations!”
    Tom Hartman, Universiteit Twente
    “Very insightful. Explains a lot about 'standard' solutions.”
    Alexander Uithol, Fugro
    “Fascinating and educational! Insightful demo's.”
    Bert Helleman (HedoN Electronic developments BV)
    “Very informative, varying in a positive way. The course stays interesting, despite the 'long' days.”
    Constantijn Grunder (G-Tech Energietechniek)
    “Very useful. Hands-on demo's and demo's during the lectures gave much more deeper understanding.”
    Daria Nemashkalo (Universiteit Twente)
    “Interesting course that gives a good overview of EMC and various related aspects.”
    employee Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium (NLR)
    “The course was intense and beneficial. I gained a lot of relevant knowledge and practical experience. It also gave me an opportunity to interact with people from different industries as well as other universities.”
    student Universiteit Twente
    “Good course. Many diverse subjects with a nice mix of academic and business speakers.”
    employee Thales Nederland BV