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Pat Hindle is responsible for editorial content, article review and special industry reporting for Signal Integrity Journal and Microwave Journal magazines plus their web sites. He also leads social media and special digital projects. Prior to joining the Journals, Mr. Hindle held various technical and marketing positions throughout New England, including Marketing Communications Manager at M/A-COM (Tyco Electronics), Product/QA Manager at Alpha Industries (Skyworks), Program Manager at Raytheon and Project Manager/Quality Engineer at MIT's Space Nanostructures Laboratory. Mr. Hindle graduated from Northeastern University - Graduate School of Business Administration and holds a BS degree from Cornell University in Materials Science Engineering.


Book Review - A Practical Guide to EMC Engineering

June 15, 2017

A Practical Guide to EMC Engineering
By Levent Sevgi

With the explosive growth of wireless and the attendant complexity of wireless systems, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) has metaphorically moved from a seat at the back of the room to sitting at the table with the other development disciplines. Fortunately, the evolving capability of electromagnetic (EM) software has strengthened EMC engineering so it is not strictly “magic,” yet mastering it — if that is possible — requires extensive experience.

Levent Sevgi, who has worked with electromagnetics for almost three decades, wrote this book to address the breadth of EMC engineering topics that are not covered by more specialized texts: market control, accreditation, calibration, EMC testing and measurement and mitigation. The 10 chapters are organized to address 1) basic concepts, governing bodies and standards; 2) accreditation; 3) EM modeling; 4) circuit modeling, including grounding; 5) antennas and their calibration; 6) noise and frequency analysis; 7) EMC test and measurement environments; 8) EMC test and measurement devices; 9) EMC tests and measurements; and 10) mitigation of potential EMC problems (i.e., filtering, screening, cabling, grounding and impedance matching). Each chapter concludes with an extensive list of references, enabling readers to delve into any of the topics. The book contains practical design tips and more than 20 MATLAB scripts to help readers implement the concepts.

Slightly paraphrasing what Sevgi tells students of his EMC courses, “I’m not going to solve your problems; you’re going to do that! What I’ll do is mostly fill in the gaps of your knowledge and experience. I’m going to revisit everything you learned in your university education and teach you how to look at them with the eye of an EMC engineer. I’m quite sure that at the end of the course you will learn how to diagnose and solve your problem. That would be the success of the course.” That would also be the success of this book.

To order the book:
Published by Artech House
ISBN: 978-1-63081-383-3

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