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Troubleshooting EMI with Lee Hill, SILENT Solutions LLC
Identify, Characterize, and Prevent Electromagnetic Interference Problems
Hosted by Rohde & Schwarz

Join this highly focused one-day seminar and learn how to uncover, characterize, and solve the most elusive EMI problems. Troubleshooting and localizing intermittent signals or multiple layers of broadband and narrowband signals can be frustrating even for the most seasoned EMC troubleshooter and RF engineer.  We will discuss and demonstrate a number of test setups that can help the root causes of EMC test failures and then demonstrate how real-time analysis can literally make previously-hidden signals leap into plain view.  

This seminar is intended for engineers and technicians involved in the development, troubleshooting, pre-compliance testing and certification of electronic products, systems and assemblies for EMC.


AM Session:

Practical RF measurement techniques & probing tools for EMC troubleshooting 

This session will share the secrets to uncovering the most elusive EMI problems. We will discuss and demonstrate a number of noise injectors, near-field probes, current probes, voltage probes, as well as their theory of operation. You won’t want to miss this practical session packed with recommendations on practical tools and techniques.  

How to make good, fast, repeatable & compliant EMC measurements in the 21st Century

The industry acceptance of Time Domain Scan continues to widen the capability gap between typical Spectrum Analyzers and EMC Receivers.  The various differentiators will be discussed including how the Receiver user interface eliminates numerous opportunities for configuration errors, how Time Domain Scan not only significantly reduces test time but also great enhances the ability to properly characterize intermittent signals, and the value of pre-selection in reducing the opportunity for invalid results when characterizing either higher power or impulsive signals.


PM Session:

Using real-time spectral analysis to visualize, measure, and troubleshoot EMI signals

Troubleshooting and localizing intermittent signals or multiple layers of broadband and narrowband signals can be frustrating even for the most seasoned EMC troubleshooter or RF engineer. In this presentation we will discuss the capabilities of different types of spectral analysis technologies, and then demonstrate how real-time analysis can literally make previously-hidden signals leap into plain view. This session will include live, real-time measurements of intermittent, broadband, and narrowband sources such as switching power supplies, PWM motor drives, digital peripherals, as well as Bluetooth and class D audio amplifiers.  Even If you have already heard or read about real-time spectral analysis, this is a great chance to see, in person, why engineers say out loud, “wow, did you see that?” when watching it for the first time.

Available Dates:

Tuesday, April 4 - New York, NY
Thursday, April 6 - Columbia, MD
Tuesday, April 18 - San Diego, CA
Thursday, April 20 - Milpitas, CA
Monday, May 22, - Dallas, TX


Agenda:

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Welcome/Registration

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Practical RF measurement techniques & probing tools for EMC troubleshooting 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
How to make good, fast, repeatable & compliant EMC measurements in the 21st Century

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch, Provided by Rohde & Schwarz

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Using real-time spectral analysis to visualize, measure, and troubleshoot EMI signals



*Rohde & Schwarz will cover all costs for this seminar.  There is no cost for participants.

                             

About the Speaker

Lee Hill is an industry expert in electromagnetic compatibility and founding partner of SILENT Solutions LLC, an EMC and RF design firm established in 1992. Lee provides EMC troubleshooting services, design reviews, and training to a wide variety of industries nationally and around the world and also is a member of the adjunct faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) where he teaches graduate-level classes in EMC. Lee also teaches at the University of Oxford (England), and for the IEEE EMC Society’s annual Global University and EMC Fundamentals program. He earned his MSEE in electromagnetics from the Missouri University of Science and Technology EMC Laboratory. 

                     

Here is what has been said about recent learning experiences with Lee Hill:

“The class was as expected.  Lee is one of the best EMC teachers”  

“This class summarized things I was never taught and had to learn on my own.  A lot of clarification was gained. Great class.”  

“Every EMC engineer, RF engineer, PCB layout engineer and circuit designer will benefit greatly from this course. Seriously, what you don’t know CAN hurt you.”