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EMC for Product Designers, 4th Edition

Book Description

Widely regarded as the standard text on EMC, Tim Williams’ book provides all the key information needed to meet the requirements of the latest EMC Directive. Most importantly, it shows how to incorporate EMC principles into the product design process, avoiding cost and performance penalties, meeting the needs of specific standards and resulting in a better overall product.

As well as covering the very latest legal requirements, the fourth edition has been thoroughly updated in line with the latest best practice in EMC compliance and product design. Coverage has been considerably expanded to include the R&TTE and Automotive EMC Directives, as well the military aerospace standards of DEF STAN 59-41 and DO160E. A new chapter on systems EMC is included, while short case studies demonstrate how EMC product design is put into practice.


Tim Williams has worked for a variety of companies as an electronic design engineer over the last 25 years. He has monitored the progress of the EMC Directive and its associated standards since it was first made public. He now runs his own consultancy specialising in EMC design and test advice and training.

* Includes the compliance procedures of the latest EMC Directive: 2004/108/EC
* Short case studies demonstrating how EMC product design is put into practice.

* Packed full with many new chapters including:
- The R&TTE Directive and the Automotive EMC Directive looking at compliance aspects of radio and telecom terminal equipment and automotive electronic products
- New chapter on military aerospace standards of DEP STAN 59-41 and DO1 60E
- New chapter on systems EMC

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Preface
    1. Preface to the fourth edition
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Part 1: Legislation and standards
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction
      1. 1.1 What is EMC?
      2. 1.2 Compatibility between and within systems
      3. 1.3 The scope of EMC
      4. 1.4 Electromagnetic fields and human health
    2. Chapter 2: The EMC Directive
      1. 2.1 History
      2. 2.2 The second EMC Directive
      3. 2.3 Compliance of apparatus with the Directive
      4. 2.4 Action for compliance for a product manufacturer
    3. Chapter 3: The R&TTE Directive
      1. 3.1 The implementation of the R&TTE Directive
      2. 3.2 The process of conformity assessment
    4. Chapter 4: Commercial standards
      1. 4.1 The standards making bodies
      2. 4.2 Generic standards – emissions
      3. 4.3 Main product standards: emissions
      4. 4.4 Generic standards – immunity
      5. 4.5 Basic standards – EN 61000-3-X and -4-X
      6. 4.6 Product standards
      7. 4.7 Other standards not related to the EMC Directive
      8. 4.8 RF emissions limits
    5. Chapter 5: Other standards and legislation
      1. 5.1 Automotive
      2. 5.2 Military
      3. 5.3 Aerospace
      4. 5.4 Rail
  7. Part 2: Testing
    1. Chapter 6: RF emissions measurements
      1. 6.1 Emissions measuring instruments
      2. 6.2 Transducers
      3. 6.3 Sites and facilities
      4. 6.4 Test methods
      5. 6.5 Measurement uncertainty
    2. Chapter 7: Immunity tests
      1. 7.1 RF immunity
      2. 7.2 ESD and transient immunity
      3. 7.3 Military susceptibility tests
    3. Chapter 8: Low frequency tests
      1. 8.1 Mains harmonic and flicker emission
      2. 8.2 Magnetic field and power quality immunity
    4. Chapter 9: Test planning
      1. 9.1 The need for a test plan
      2. 9.2 Contents of the test plan
      3. 9.3 Immunity performance criteria
  8. Part 3: Design
    1. Chapter 10: Interference coupling mechanisms
      1. 10.1 Source and victim
      2. 10.2 Emissions
      3. 10.3 Immunity
      4. 10.4 Mains harmonics
    2. Chapter 11: Layout and grounding
      1. 11.1 Equipment layout and grounding
      2. 11.2 PCB layout
    3. Chapter 12: Digital and analogue circuit design
      1. 12.1 Design for emissions control
      2. 12.2 Design for immunity
    4. Chapter 13: Interfaces and filtering
      1. 13.1 Cables and connectors
      2. 13.2 Filtering and suppression
    5. Chapter 14: Shielding
      1. 14.1 Shielding theory
      2. 14.2 Shielding practice
    6. Chapter 15: Systems EMC
      1. 15.1 System versus product EMC
      2. 15.2 Earthing and bonding
      3. 15.3 Cabinets, cubicles and chambers
      4. 15.4 Cabling
      5. 15.5 Lightning protection
    7. Chapter 16: EMC management
      1. 16.1 Managing the EMC process
      2. 16.2 The design process
      3. 16.3 Test management
      4. 16.4 Compliance during production and beyond
      5. 16.5 The control plan and documentation for Directives
  9. Design checklist
  10. CAD for EMC
    1. B.1 Overview
    2. B.2 Modelling packages
    3. B.3 Circuit CAD
  11. Case studies
    1. C.1 Cockpit display
    2. C.2 Liquid tank sensor
    3. C.3 The problem with wall-warts
    4. C.4 The dipole problem: a box in two halves
  12. Useful tables and formulae
    1. D.1 The deciBel
    2. D.2 Antennas
    3. D.3 Fields
    4. D.4 Shielding
    5. D.5 Capacitance, inductance and PCB layout
    6. D.6 Filters
    7. D.7 Fourier series
  13. The EU and EEA countries
    1. The European Union
  14. Glossary
  15. Bibliography
  16. Index
  17. Instructions for online access