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Printed Circuit Board Design Techniques for EMC Compliance: A Handbook for Designers, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7803-5376-3
336 pages
July 2000, Wiley-IEEE Press
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"Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is an engineering discipline often identified as "black magic." This belief exists because the fundamental mechanisms on how radio frequency (RF) energy is developed within a printed circuit board (PCB) is not well understood by practicing engineers. Rigorous mathematical analysis is not required to design a PCB. Using basic EMC theory and converting complex concepts into simple analogies helps engineers understand the mitigation process that deters EMC events from occurring.

This user-friendly reference covers a broad spectrum of information never before published, and is as fluid and comprehensive as the first edition. The simplified approach to PCB design and layout is based on real-life experience, training, and knowledge. Printed Circuit Board Techniques for EMC Compliance, Second Edition will help prevent the emission or reception of unwanted RF energy generated by components and interconnects, thus achieving acceptable levels of EMC for electrical equipment. It prepares one for complying with stringent domestic and international regulatory requirements. Also, it teaches how to solve complex problems with a minimal amount of theory and math. Essential topics discussed include:
* Introduction to EMC
* Interconnects and I/O
* PCB basics
* Electrostatic discharge protection
* Bypassing and decoupling
* Backplanes-Ribbon Cables-Daughter Cards
* Clock Circuits-Trace Routing-Terminations
* Miscellaneous design techniques

This rules-driven book-formatted for quick access and cross-reference-is ideal for electrical and EMC engineers, consultants, technicians, and PCB designers regardless of experience or educational background."

Sponsored by:
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
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Table of Contents



List of Figures.

List of Tables.


Printed Circuit Board Basics.

Bypassing and Decoupling.

Clock Circuits, Trace Routing, and Terminations.

Interconnects and I/O.

Electrostatic Discharge Protection.

Backplanes, Ribbon Cables, and Daughter Cards.

Additional Design Techniques.

Appendix A: Summary of Design Techniques.

Appendix B: International EMC Requirements.

Appendix C: The Decibel.

Appendix D: Conversion Tables.

Bibliography and References.


About the Author.
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Author Information

About the Author...
Mark I. Montrose is an expert in the fields of regulatory compliance, electromagnetic compatibility and product safety including extensive research, design, test and certification for various product categories. He has authored and presented a myriad of papers on the topics of EMC theory and signal integrity at both commercial and EMC symposiums and colloquiums throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
Mr. Montrose is a senior member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and member of the Board of Directors of the IEEE EMC Society. In addition, he is a distinguished lecturer for the society and active participant in local, national, and international activities of the society. Moreover, Mr. Montrose is the author of the best-selling companion book, EMC and the Printed Circuit Board: Design, Theory, and Layout Made Simple (IEEE Press, 1999). This engineering-level book explains how and why all concepts within Printed Circuit Board Design Techniques for EMC Compliance work.
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