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2A: Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (191211040)

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Course Description

An electronic system that is able to function compatibly with other electronic systems and not produce or be susceptible to interference is said to be electromagnetic compatible with its environment. The objective of this course is to recognize and understand Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) problems and to design electronic systems for EMC. Example of non-EMC are the mobile telephone (GSM) disturbing a pacemaker or electronic equipment in a plane, or the broadcast station disturbing the motor management system of a car.

The following subjects are part of the course: transmissionlines, radiation and coupling, parasitic elements of components, crosstalk, filters, shielding.

Study Material

  • Book: Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility, Clayton R. Paul, Wiley Interscience, 1992 or 2005. Costs: Euro 75,-

A limited number of books is available. Note: the second edition contains the same material, and some extra. But the numbering of sections has been changed. All references are to the new edition.

  • Sheets: A printout of the sheets will be available before every lecture.

Entry Requirements


Prior knowledge of transmission media


Prior knowledge of EM waves and network analysis