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21st Annual Chicago IEEE EMC Mini Symposium

May 9, 2017

  • For our Professional Engineers (PE’s) we are offering 4 PDH credits!
  • Students in FREE after 1:00pm
  • Hotel special rate of $109 plus tax/night / includes breakfast for one (1) person) email Safitri Thorton or call 630.773.2342 for details
  • This will be as great Mini Symposium, guaranteed to sell out quickly.


This Year’s Guest Presenter: Kenneth Wyatt

Kenneth Wyatt is president and principle consultant of Wyatt Technical Services LLC,
as well as the senior technical editor for Interference Technology. He has worked in
the field of EMC engineering for over 30 years. His specialty is EMI troubleshooting and
pre-compliance testing and is a co-author of the popular EMC Pocket Guide and
RFI Radio Frequency Interference Pocket Guide. He also coauthored the book with
Patrick André, EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers, with forward by
Henry Ott. He is widely published and authored The EMC Blog hosted by EDN.com for
nearly three years. Kenneth is a senior member of the IEEE and a long time member of the
EMC Society. He may be contacted at ken@emc-seminars.com or kwyatt@interferencetechnology.com.
Check out his web site for more technical information, training schedules, and links: http://www.emc-seminars.com.

Program Agenda


This program is focused on developing a Personal EMC Troubleshooting Kit and using it to perform Key Pre-Compliance Tests that will meet today’s challenges of tight engineering budgets. A review of EMC Basics and Product Design Fundamentals will keep the “Focus of EMC” at the forefront of your designs. Mr. Kenneth Wyatt has developed an outstanding approach that can be implemented for less than $5,000.00, including a spectrum analyzer! Those attending will greatly benefit from Ken’s tutorials and classroom experimentation of these recommended tools. His experience as lead EMC engineer for HP and Agilent Technologies and his independent consulting for a period of over 30 years, will provide interesting insights to his practical approach in solving EMC issues.

Session 1 – EMC Essentials

DM & CM Currents & Hidden Antennas
PC Board Design Basics
Decoupling & Filtering
Grounding & Shielding


Session 2 – Common EMC Issues

Radiated Emissions
How Resonance Affects Emissions
Dealing with ESD
Radiated Immunity
Issues Incorporating Wireless

Session 3 – Developing an EMC Troubleshooting Kit

Affordable Spectrum Analyzers
Real-Time Spectrum Analysis
DIY Near-Field & Current Probes
Use of Harmonic Comb Generators
Use of a TEM Cell
Troubleshooting Techniques

Session 4 – Pre-Compliance Testing & Case Studies

Setting Up a Pre-Compliance Test Lab
Key Tests that May be Easily Performed In-House
Case Studies – Real Life Solutions

Vendors as of 3/16/2017 include:

Electronic Instrument Associates Central, Inc
ETS-Lindgren, Inc.
Ophir – RF / Ophir – EMC, Inc.
Elite Electronic Engineering, Inc.
DLS Electronic Systems
Fair-Rite Products
TDK-Lambda Americas-HP Division
Langer EMV-Technik GmbH
AE Techron
Oak-Mitsui Technologies
Pearson Electronics
Chicago Chapter Tabletop / Demonstration
EMC Seminars (Ken Wyatt)
JK Resources
Underwriters Laboratories, LLC
Rohde & Schwarz USA, Inc.


May 9, 2017
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