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Essential PCB design/layout techniques for good EMC

The most cost-effective place to achieve good Signal Integrity (SI), Power Integrity (PI), and EMC, is in the design and layout of the printed circuit board (PCB).

This course is designed to help engineers involved with the design, test and approval of PCBs and the equipment and assemblies in which they are used, to learn more about Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and the issues which affect it. The course conveys the issues with a minimum of maths and a maximum of practical guidance in order to ensure that people can find the answers they are looking for but with the necessary underpinning for those who want a deeper understanding.

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What you will learn in this course

1
Saving time, application of design techniques, EM Zoning, Interface Analysis
Learn the most effective way of designing a PCB/Assembly. Find out about Signal Integrity (SI), Power Integrity (PI) and EMC techniques. Identify EM Zones and their boundaries (i.e. segregation). Analyse each interface between EM Zones for electromagnetic phenomena.
2
Planes for 0V(GND) and other power rails (PWR)
Benefits of Solid Reference Plane. Problems with plane perforation. How not to design a 2-layer PCB. Real world examples.
3
RF-bonding PCBs to the RFREF (e.g. ‘chassis’, ‘shield’, etc.) at an EM Zone Boundary
Cost effective ways to create a EM Zone boundary. Example of galvanically isolated Reference Plane. Example of PCB-chassis RF bond. An easier way to assemble multiple RF-bonds.
4
Power supply decoupling
Why ICs need low power supply impedance. Good decoupling is also needed for good signal integrity SI. Best decaps and minimising inductances. Using ferrites.
5
Switching power converters (AC/DC, DC/DC, DC/AC, etc.)
Why Switching power converters cause EMC problems. Problems with single-sided PCBs. Desirable storage capacitor values. Reduce series resistances and series inductances.
6
Matched transmission line techniques
More than 30 types of transmission line. Problems with Digital Industry guidance for good SI. Reduce overall cost of manufacturing. Why is it bad to filter IC outputs with capacitors alone?
7
Layer stacking and trace routing, Devices with BGA packages, Useful references
Trace routing rules<. Which layer stack-up is no good for EMC. Best PCB technology when using BGA devices. Reduce RF noise in a 'noisy' power place.

Pricing Plans

Choose from three different pricing plans that meet your needs and expectations. Begin your learning journey today.

Online

$399
  • Ideal for Engineers involved with design and testing of PCBs
  • Online video access for 12 weeks for 1 person
  • Every online access can be extended for free for 1 month
  • First lesson available after payment (subsequent lessons open every 7 days)
  • Certificate (after completing activities) for 1 person
  • 100% money-back guarantee (up to 30 days from order)
  • Unlimited video access (once downloaded)
  • Video download available
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Online and Download

$599
  • Ideal for Individuals and Companies with smaller teams
  • Online video access for 12 weeks for up to 3 people
  • Every online access can be extended for free for 2 months
  • All lessons available immediately
  • Certificate (after completing activities) for up to 3 people
  • 100% money-back guarantee (up to 30 days from order)
  • Unlimited video access (once downloaded)
  • Video download available after 30 days
Course add-ons (optional)
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$59
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Quick Download

$699
  • Ideal for Professionals and Companies with more than 3 engineers
  • Online video access for 12 weeks for up to 5 people
  • Every online access can be extended for free for 3 months
  • All lessons available immediately
  • Certificate (after completing activities) for up to 5 people
  • 100% money-back guarantee (up to 30 days from order)
  • Unlimited video access (once downloaded)
  • Video download available immediately
Course add-ons (optional)
Additional
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$59
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Your instructor
Keith Armstrong

Keith has dedicated his career to solving real-life interference problems in high-tech products and systems across various industries. Graduating with a B.Sc (Hons.) in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London in 1972, he specialized in analogue circuit design and electromagnetic field theory, earning Upper Second Class Honours (Cum Laude).

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