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Chapter 5 Cable-Shielding Experiments

Note: This chapter is a corrected reprint of the article “The darker side: Cable shielding experiments,” Circuit Cellar, no. 219, October 2008.

I have in my technical library a book titled Noise Reduction Techniques in Electronic Systems by Henry W. Ott (AT&T Bell Labs). Although the book is nearly 40 years old, I am always amazed at its timeliness. It is the kind of book that any electronic design engineer must forever keep close by because the content is too fundamental and important to be outdated as technology changes. The book was first published in 1975 and then updated in 1988. In addition to chapters on grounding, filtering, shielding, ESD, thermal noise, PCB layout rules, and more, Ott devoted a ...

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