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Nuggets from New Orleans

One reason I enjoy attending a conference is the opportunity to browse presentations I would not ordinarily see. I always pick up something new and useful. Here are some from my recent visit to the IEEE EMC Symposium.

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Characterizing & Debugging EMI Issues for Wireless and IoT Products

An increasing number of manufacturers are adding or retrofitting wireless technology into new or existing products. These products typically include mobile, household, industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) devices. This transition towards “everything wireless” is in full swing, and with it comes problems with electromagnetic interference (EMI) from the product itself interfering with sensitive on-board cellular, GPS/GNSS, and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth receivers. Read on to find out what to do about it.

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Executive Q&A: Larry Williams, ANSYS

SIJ had the opportunity to engage with Larry Williams, ANSYS director of technology, to find out his thoughts on how modeling and simulation needs have changed, how the industry has responded, and what’s next. At ANSYS, Larry Williams is responsible for the strategic direction of the company’s physics simulation products.

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Young Professionals Placed in Jeopardy at 2019 EMC Symposium

On the first day of the 2019 IEEE EMC Symposium, Louann Mlekodaj, Eriko Yamato, Patrick DeRoy and other members of the EMC YP committee organized a Jeopardy game for the Young Professionals Group. As fitting the format of the Jeopardy show at an EMC event, answer categories covered, of course, EMC, SI and PI topics. Read on to test yourself!

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Coilcraft Introduces New Family of Power Line EMI Chokes

Coilcraft’s new Cx Family of surface-mount common mode chokes includes 16 sizes/configurations for a broad range of power line circuits. They suppress high frequency common mode noise up to 100 MHz and offer greater than 40 dB common mode attenuation, making them ideal for use in consumer electronics and industrial applications.

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