Design for Compliance, for EMC and Safety, in 2022

Posted by: EMC Technologies
Posted on: 02/07/2022
EMC Technologies - Keith Armstrong - EMC design 2022

Practical Techniques  —  Plain English  —  Immediate Project and Financial Benefits

Melbourne        April 11-14, 2022

New New version of Safety Design course, covers the LVD and the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) – which now often replaces the LVD, UK Approvals since Brexit, IEC 62
UpdatedRCM approvals, Aus/NZ, including Cellular & IoT Devices
UpdatedKeith’s EMC courses have been significantly updated to keep pace with technical progress, and improved, since last presented in 2019
Keith Armstrong Melbourne April, 2022

These courses have been very popular worldwide for 28 years because they teach well-proven practical and usable techniques for quick, cost-effective design for safety, functionality (i.e. Signal Integrity, SI, and Power Integrity, PI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC).

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• All integrated circuits and opamps have been ‘die-shrunk’ according to Moore’s Law every two years since the 1970s, with the result that they now all emit or are susceptible to microwave frequencies or higher, with the result that their EMC is generally worse every two years on average.

• Switching power devices are also becoming at least ten times nastier for EMC by using SiC and GaN technologies to switch faster, creating much more noise in FM, television and LTE frequency bands.

• Wireless Power Transfer is proving to create unique EMC problems.

So, we update these courses so they provide regular and practical up-skilling, allowing you to gain competitive advantages in all electronic technologies, in any applications, at any size/scale/volume, regardless of which test standards apply (consumer, commercial, ITE, industrial, medical, automotive, military, aerospace, rail, etc.)

• Design techniques for compliance with national and international EMC standards e.g. RCM, CE, FCC, VCCI, CCC (China), MIL-STDs

• EMC for Wi-Fi, GSM, GPRS, 3G/UMTS, 4G/LTE, Bluetooth, ZigBee, WLAN, RLAN, etc., and for preventing interference with co-located GNSS receivers

Presented by Keith Armstrong, a practising EMC & electronic design consultant, well-known author and articulate and lively presenter. His very popular visits to Australia & New Zealand have excellent approval rates, and here are some comments received:

You have the most comprehensive work in my opinion for a practical EMC engineer or tech instead of academic based information with no relationship to practice.’

• ‘By the way – just had XXXX in with their latest project. Their design chap was extolling your virtues – It passed first time – no remedial action required – virtually noise floor emissions – and it included Ethernet, PoE, USB and DSP! What more can I say!’

• ‘The courseware is so fine and easy to study. Thank you very much!’

• ‘Thank you for your courses and course notes. You are a very good teacher.’

• ‘Thanks for the training. I found it extremely interesting and I hope to follow as much of the recommendations as possible in future designs I’m involved with.’

• ‘We enjoyed the talk, and I thought it was one of the most common sense ones I’ve heard.’

• ‘I would also like to thank you for the interesting and informative course that you presented. I have already begun to implement some design changes in an ongoing project.’

• ‘Thanks for a couple of great talks yesterday and for your willingness to discuss my current project concerns.’

• ‘I attended a couple of EMC courses in Auckland some years back and like to let you know that your course has been the best and most useful course I ever attended!’

• ‘All participants were very experienced yet I’m sure that the others found it as valuable as I did.’

• ‘There’s no question my time was well spent, I have learned things that I need to act upon immediately.’

Participants will receive:

• A PDF copy of the presented course material in full colour, for the courses they attend. Colour-printed and bound course materials are available at extra cost, when registering

• A certificate of attendance, signed by Keith

• A USB stick containing a very great deal of useful EMC information on design, PCB layout, systems and installations, testing, Functional Safety risk management of EMI, risk management for medical device EMI, complying with the EMC Directive, CE + CE ≠ CE, nearly 1,000 ‘Banana Skins’, and much more.

EMC Technologies has been operating since 1992 and is the largest and most accredited EMC, EMR & Safety test house in Aus/NZ with four fully accredited laboratories in Melbourne, Sydney, and Auckland.

EMC Tech’s reports are accepted in most countries including Europe (CE marking), USA (FCC), Japan (VCCI), Canada (IC), Taiwan (BSMI), Singapore (IMDA), VCA(UK) to name a few. No other test house in Australia/NZ offers such a wide scope of international recognition.

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EMC Technologies is the largest, most experienced and most accredited EMI/EMC/EMR/Safety facility in Australia with over 40 professional staff employed across branches in Melbourne, Sydney and New Zealand. Operating since 1992, we are an independent, privately-owned Australian company providing specialist approval and certifications testing to Electromagnetic (EMC, EMI, EMR/EMF/SAR), Electrical Safety, Telecommunications and compliance engineering consultation and special projects services to all areas of the electrical/electronics industry.

2022 Course Program

DatesCoursesDuration
11 & 12 AprilCost-effective SI, PI, and EMC PCB design in 2022  2 days
13 & 14 April (am)The Safe Design of Electrical Equipment, and compliance with the LVD or RED and equivalent UK Regulations 1.5 days
14 April (pm)RCM: EMC, EMR, Radio, Safety & Cellular approvals for Australia and New Zealand0.5 days

2022 Course contents

Red text indicates course material that is either new, or has been substantially updated, since it was last presented in Australia or New Zealand

Cost-effective SI, PI, and EMC PCB design in 2022         

Last presented November 2019
2 full days: Monday April 11th and Tuesday April 12th

Relevant for: All electronic, mechanical, and PCB designers and their managers, in all industry areas worldwide including: medical, consumer, household, IT, data/tele/radiocoms, instrumentation/control, pro-audio/video and broadcasting, industrial, automotive, railway, marine, aerospace, military, security, power conversion, etc.

Day 1: Essential PCB techniques for SI, PI, and EMC in 2022

• Using these slides to help ‘De-Risk’ any project’s SI, PI and EMC

• Saving time and cost

EM Zoning techniques (i.e. circuit segregation)

Interface analysis, filtering, and suppression

• Planes for 0V(GND) and other power rails (PWR)

RF-bonding PCB Reference Planes at EMZ boundaries

• Power supply decoupling

• Switching power converters (AC/DC, DC/DC, DC/AC, etc.)

Wireless Power Transfer

• Matched transmission line techniques

• Layer stacking and trace routing

• Devices with BGA packages and/or multiple DC rails

• Some useful references, sources, and webinars

Day 2: Advanced PCB techniques for SI, PI, and EMC in 2022

• When should we use advanced PCB techniques?

• Future trends and their implications

• Guidelines, approximations, simulations, and virtual design for SI, PI and EMC

Advanced EM Zoning techniques

Advanced interface filtering and suppression, including using BLS (board-level shielding) and Metamaterials to 60+ GHz

Advanced RF-bonding for PCB RF Reference Planes at EM Zone boundaries

• Advanced PCB planes, and co-locating wireless antennas

• The totally shielded board assembly

Damping the resonances in parallel metal structures, including Metamaterial methods such as: Virtual Ground Fence; EBG (Electromagnetic Band Gap); HIS (High Impedance Surface), Split-Ring Resonators, etc.

• Advanced PCB power supply decoupling

• Buried components, especially buried capacitance decoupling

• Advanced transmission lines, including differential signalling up to at least 32Gb/s per lane

• Microvia board design and manufacturing (i.e. High Density Interconnect, HDI)

• 3-D Moulded, Printed, or Additively Manufactured PCBs

• Advanced crosstalk

• Some final tips and tricks

• Some useful contacts, sources, and references

The Safe Design of Electrical Equipment, and compliance with the LVD or RED – and their equivalent UK Regulations  

Last presented April 2016

1.5 days: full day on Wednesday April 13th, the morning of Thursday April 14th

Relevant for: All electronic, mechanical, and PCB designers and their managers, in all industry areas worldwide including: medical, consumer, household, IT, data/tele/radiocoms, instrumentation/control, pro-audio/video and broadcasting, industrial, automotive, railway, marine, aerospace, military, security, power conversion, etc.

Contents:

• Basic Safety Principles, including doing Hazard and Risk Assessments

Complying with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD)  2014/35/EU

Complying with the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU (instead of with the LVD)

Design and Validation for INHERENT Safety includes IEC/EN 62368-1, which has now replaced IEC/EN 60950-1 and IEC/EN 60335-1

• Some useful contacts, sources, and references

RCM: EMC, EMR, Radio, Safety & Cellular approvals for Australia and New Zealand

Last presented November 2019
0.5 days: the afternoon of Thursday April 14th

Presented by: Shabbir Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer of EMC Technologies, Australia’s largest, most experience and most accredited Test House.

Relevant for: Manufacturers, importers, suppliers, retailers, and traders of electrical equipment. 

In recent years there has been a rapid proliferation of wireless communications devices, especially for the Internet of Things (IoT). As their rollout continues to accelerate,

In recent years there has been a rapid proliferation of wireless communications devices, especially for the Internet of Things (IoT). As their rollout continues to accelerate, the complexity of regulatory approvals such as RCM is increasing.

Using IoT devices that include wireless and cellular communications (e.g. LTE Cat-M1, NB-IoT) for control and monitoring of everything from factories to farms means that regulatory compliance will involve compliance with ACMA regulations for EMC, Telecommunications, Radiocommunications, Electromagnetic Radiation/SAR and Electrical Safety (both ACMA and ERAC). 

Whether you are a supplier or developer of IoT devices, this seminar will cover everything you need to know about RCM compliance of IoT devices including how to choose and integrate wireless modules to ensure the quickest and cheapest route to market with minimal (if any) compliance testing.  


https://www.emctech.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/The-Safe-Design-of-Electrical-Equipment-detailed-contents-23-Feb-2022.pdf


https://www.emctech.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/EMC-Technologies-Melbourne-Keith-Armstrong-2020-EMC-Designing-for-Compliance.pdf


Live streaming is available for registered attendees


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