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This course covers the methodology of designing an electronic product to minimize the possibilities for electromagnetic interferences (EMI) and signal integrity (SI) problems. The techniques are useful specially for designers of high speed digital and analog circuits, and radiofrequency designers. The basics of designing electronic products with SI and EMI in mind are introduced in a very understandable and entertained style. This is a three day course with a very practical approach through many real world examples, techniques, simulation and hardware demos.

First, the basics of EMI and SIGNAL INTEGRITY in electronic circuits including a review of components in the high frequency/speed domain are presented. The typical EMI/SI problems (crosstalk, reflections, coupling mechanisms, radiation, pickup, etc.) are discussed in a general perspective. Transmission lines and impedance matching are covered because of the importance in the design of a robust system as explained in the rest of the course.

Second, GROUNDING, FILTERING and the design techniques for PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS (PCBS) in high frequency/speed systems are covered.

Finally, CABLES, the longest elements in our designs are discussed. They are key elements in the signal propagation and antenna effects of any electronic design. A general and intuitive explanation of antenna fundamentals is included for non RF specialists explaining in a very intuitive way the radiation and pick-up behaviour of cables as "hidden antennas." Finally instrumentation and measuring and troubleshooting techniques for EMI/SI problems are included.

No prior EMI/SI knowledge is needed but an electrical engineering background (BSEE or equivalent experience) is recommended.Upon completing the course you will be able to:

- understand the basics and fundamentals of EMI and SIGNAL INTEGRITY (SI) issues.
- look at the high frequency fundamentals of EMI/SI, modelling the problems to be able to propose solutions.
- locate and fix EMI/SI problems in a product or installation.
- design electronic equipment to avoid common EMI/SI failures.
- use lab measurements and tools to find or fix typical EMI/SI problems.
- reduce time and cost of EMI/SI diagnostic and fixes.

- Design engineers/technicians from the electronics industry involved in EMI and SIGNAL INTEGRITY (SI) problems.
- those interested in a working knowledge of EMI/SI engineering principles and concerned with EMI/SI problems as high speed digital designers, RF designers and PCB layout engineers.
- managers responsible for design, production, test and marketing of electronic products.
- marketing engineers who need a general and practical knowledge of the EMI/SI basics.