EMC for Product Designers

EMC for Product Designers

4th Edition - December 5, 2006

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  • Author: Tim Williams
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080469546

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Widely regarded as the standard text on EMC, Tim Williams’ book provides all the key information needed to meet the requirements of the latest EMC Directive. Most importantly, it shows how to incorporate EMC principles into the product design process, avoiding cost and performance penalties, meeting the needs of specific standards and resulting in a better overall product. As well as covering the very latest legal requirements, the fourth edition has been thoroughly updated in line with the latest best practice in EMC compliance and product design. Coverage has been considerably expanded to include the R&TTE and Automotive EMC Directives, as well the military aerospace standards of DEF STAN 59-41 and DO160E. A new chapter on systems EMC is included, while short case studies demonstrate how EMC product design is put into practice. Tim Williams has worked for a variety of companies as an electronic design engineer over the last 25 years. He has monitored the progress of the EMC Directive and its associated standards since it was first made public. He now runs his own consultancy specialising in EMC design and test advice and training.

Key Features

  • Includes the compliance procedures of the latest EMC Directive: 2004/108/EC
  • Short case studies demonstrating how EMC product design is put into practice
  • Packed full with many new chapters including: The R&TTE Directive and the Automotive EMC Directive looking at compliance aspects of radio and telecom terminal equipment and automotive electronic products; New chapter on military aerospace standards of DEP STAN 59-41 and DO1 60E; New chapter on systems EMC


Electronic Design Engineers, Compliance Engineers, Regulatory Engineers, Test Engineers and EMC Consultants, Managers responsible for product compliance and product design

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Preface to the fourth edition

    Part 1: Legislation and standards

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    1.1 What is EMC?

    1.2 Compatibility between and within systems

    1.3 The scope of EMC

    1.4 Electromagnetic fields and human health

    Chapter 2: The EMC Directive

    2.1 History

    2.2 The second EMC Directive

    2.3 Compliance of apparatus with the Directive

    2.4 Action for compliance for a product manufacturer

    Chapter 3: The R&TTE Directive

    3.1 The implementation of the R&TTE Directive

    3.2 The process of conformity assessment

    Chapter 4: Commercial standards

    4.1 The standards making bodies

    4.2 Generic standards – emissions

    4.3 Main product standards: emissions

    4.4 Generic standards – immunity

    4.5 Basic standards – EN 61000-3-X and -4-X

    4.6 Product standards

    4.7 Other standards not related to the EMC Directive

    4.8 RF emissions limits

    Chapter 5: Other standards and legislation

    5.1 Automotive

    5.2 Military

    5.3 Aerospace

    5.4 Rail

    Part 2: Testing

    Chapter 6: RF emissions measurements

    6.1 Emissions measuring instruments

    6.2 Transducers

    6.3 Sites and facilities

    6.4 Test methods

    6.5 Measurement uncertainty

    Chapter 7: Immunity tests

    7.1 RF immunity

    7.2 ESD and transient immunity

    7.3 Military susceptibility tests

    Chapter 8: Low frequency tests

    8.1 Mains harmonic and flicker emission

    8.2 Magnetic field and power quality immunity

    Chapter 9: Test planning

    9.1 The need for a test plan

    9.2 Contents of the test plan

    9.3 Immunity performance criteria

    Part 3: Design

    Chapter 10: Interference coupling mechanisms

    10.1 Source and victim

    10.2 Emissions

    10.3 Immunity

    10.4 Mains harmonics

    Chapter 11: Layout and grounding

    11.1 Equipment layout and grounding

    11.2 PCB layout

    Chapter 12: Digital and analogue circuit design

    12.1 Design for emissions control

    12.2 Design for immunity

    Chapter 13: Interfaces and filtering

    13.1 Cables and connectors

    13.2 Filtering and suppression

    Chapter 14: Shielding

    14.1 Shielding theory

    14.2 Shielding practice

    Chapter 15: Systems EMC

    15.1 System versus product EMC

    15.2 Earthing and bonding

    15.3 Cabinets, cubicles and chambers

    15.4 Cabling

    15.5 Lightning protection

    Chapter 16: EMC management

    16.1 Managing the EMC process

    16.2 The design process

    16.3 Test management

    16.4 Compliance during production and beyond

    16.5 The control plan and documentation for Directives

    Design checklist

    CAD for EMC

    B.1 Overview

    B.2 Modelling packages

    B.3 Circuit CAD

    Case studies

    C.1 Cockpit display

    C.2 Liquid tank sensor

    C.3 The problem with wall-warts

    C.4 The dipole problem: a box in two halves

    Useful tables and formulae

    D.1 The deciBel

    D.2 Antennas

    D.3 Fields

    D.4 Shielding

    D.5 Capacitance, inductance and PCB layout

    D.6 Filters

    D.7 Fourier series

    The EU and EEA countries

    The European Union




Product details

  • No. of pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2006
  • Published: December 5, 2006
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080469546

About the Author

Tim Williams

Tim Williams worked for a variety of companies as an electronic design engineer, before startinghis own consultancy specializing in EMC design and test advice and training. He has monitored the progress of the EMC Directive and its associated standards since it was first made public, over the last 25 years.

Affiliations and Expertise

Elmac Services, Wareham, UK

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