EMI and EMC in Circuit Board Design

By Stephen Chavez

Neglecting EMC compliance during PCB design might cause days of distress during re-design, delaying other important product development milestones. However, by incorporating some straightforward checks and best practices, PCBs have a greater chance of meeting expensive EMC compliance standards in a minimum number of tests.

I’m your host, Steph Chavez, and here to join me is John Kraemer, an electromagnetic compatibility engineer with extensive experience. Today we will cover various aspects of EMI (Electromagnetic Interference), EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility), SI (Signal Integrity), and PI (Power Integrity) in PCB (Printed Circuit Board) design, including their importance, design tools, and processes recommended for success.

In this episode, you will learn about employing appropriate tools and processes to ensure reliable products that meet electromagnetic compatibility standards. You will also hear about PCB design tools including pre-layout and post-layout tools like HyperLynx SI and HyperLynx PI, as well as advanced electromagnetic field solvers when necessary.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • EMI, EMC, SI, and PI in PCB (Printed Circuit Board) design. (01:47)
  • PCB design for EMI control and signal integrity. (7:14)
  • Recommended PCB design tools for SI and PI success. (12:15)
  • EMI control and EMC compliance in PCB design. (17:56)
John Kraemer

John Kraemer

Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineer

Steph Chavez

Steph Chavez

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Siemens

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/podcasts/printed-circuit/emi-and-emc-in-circuit-board-design/