Public Seminar Schedule

We’ll continue to work on our 2017 public seminar schedule throughout the year. Please check here for the latest updates. Of course, I'm available to book your in-house seminars as you require! All attendees of the in-house seminars get a free copy of EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers!

NEW On-Line Course!


EMC Troubleshooting and Precompliance Testing For Product Designers (On-Line Learning on Demand)
Hosted by EMC FastPass >>> Click here to for more information and to register!

Details: Price $995. Includes six lessons totaling 5-1/2 intensive hours of material, downloadable seminar notes, seven video demos, personal help and coaching via email for one year.

Course Description: This seminar covers the basics of EMC design and how to correct typical design issues, simple pre-compliance bench top measurement methods, and includes a number of simple techniques and tools useful in characterizing designs at various stages of development that will better prepare products for EMC qualification.

The presentation will also include video demonstrations of many of the basic principles. Finally, several case studies will also be described. Homework includes making simple probes, tools, and measurement projects. The focus will be on the top three EMI issues for most products: radiated emissions, radiated immunity, and ESD.

Lesson 1: Introduction to EMC, EMI & troubleshooting philosophy
Lesson 2: Important EMC product design concepts
Lesson 3: Radiated emissions testing (part 1)
Lesson 4: Radiated emissions testing (part 2)
Lesson 5: Immunity testing (radiated, conducted, EFT, surge)
Lesson 6: ESD testing

Live Training!


EMC Week in Boulder City (with Kenneth Wyatt, Doug Smith, Dan Beeker, and Derek Walton) (5 days) - Boulder City, NV, February 27 to March 3, 2017
Hosted by
DC Smith Consulting, 1305 Arizona St., Boulder City, NV
Details: Price $1995. Includes full seminar notes, breakfast, and snacks.


Day 1: "System Level ESD/EMI" by Doug Smith
Day 2: "Troubleshooting & Pre-compliance Testing at Your Facility” by Kenneth Wyatt
Day 3: "A Day in the EMC Lab" by Derek Walton of LF Research
Day 4: "PC Board Design for Compliance" by Dan Beeker of NXP Semiconductor
Day 5 morning: “Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques” by Doug Smith
Day 5 afternoon: Expert panel session by the instructors

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Chicago Area Mini-Seminar: “Product Design for EMC, Troubleshooting, and Precompliance Testing”
- Chicago, May 9, 2017
Hosted by:
Chicago IEEE EMC Society Chapter
Details: I’ll be the featured speaker for this one-day mini-seminar, hosted by the Chicago EMC Society. You’ll be given the option to purchase my book, “EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers” at a discount.

Michigan Area Mini-Seminar: “Product Design for EMC, Troubleshooting, and Precompliance Testing”
- Detroit, May 11, 2017
Hosted by:
Detroit IEEE EMC Society Chapter
Details: I’ll be the featured speaker for this one-day mini-seminar, hosted by the NE Michigan EMC Society. You’ll be given the option to purchase my book, “EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers” at a discount.

DGCON: “Basics of Product Design for EMC and Troubleshooting”
- Herzliya, Israel, May 15 to 17, 2017
Hosted by:
Dgtronix Conference info at: DGcon
Details: Tektronix will be sponsoring my presentation, “Radiated Emissions Troubleshooting and Precompliance Testing”, which will be part of the program during this signal integrity and technical design conference.

EMC Consultants Workshop
- Washington, D.C., August 7 to 11, 2017
Hosted by:
IEEE EMC Symposium 2017
Details: Register for the conference and this will give you access to the EMC training track, as well as all the other product compliance-related tracks. Several other EMC specialists will be presenting, as well.

“EMC Essentials” Product Design for EMC, Precompliance Testing, & Troubleshooting Workshop (2 days) - Longmont, CO, September 19-20, 2017 (Date changed from flyer)
Hosted by NTS, 1601 Dry Creek Drive, Suite 2000, Longmont, CO 80503 (new environmental test center)

Details: Price $1,295. Includes seminar notes, lunch and snacks.

Day 1: EMC Theory (Part 1) - Attendees will be introduced to basic EMC theory; units of measurement, time and frequency domain, differential and common mode currents, radiated emissions, ESD, PC board layout and shielding/bonding. Day 1 is crucial to understanding the Day 2 presentation, as it will also include demonstrations of many of the basic principles.

Day 2: EMC Theory (Part 2), plus Bench Top Measurements and Troubleshooting - We’ll continue with ESD and system design, followed up with practical tools and techniques that can be used for pre-compliance measurements as well as troubleshooting EMC problems in a more formal setting. We’ll demonstrate several probing and analysis techniques that will identify EMC issues quickly. Several case studies will also be described.

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