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EMI | 4 October, 2002

Does anyone out there know of a good book which outlines some rules, guidelines, or techniques that can be used to assure a good SMT board design/layout with tight control of EMI emissions? We've been paying some rediculous consulting fees to help fix some EMI problems during qual. I want to make sure we are doing all we can to help control EMI problems down the road. Thanks in advance for any recommendations.


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EMI | 5 October, 2002

Design for the Environment (DFE) / Electromagnetic Compliance (EMC) -------------------------------------------------------------------

"Noise Reduction Techniques in Electronic Systems" Henry W. Ott, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1976

Seltzer, G.S., Ahy, R., and Razmi, M., Electromagnetic Theory Imposes Constraints on PC-Board Design, EDN, July 12, 1994, pp. 93-98.

Silvestro, J., Irwin, C., and Cendes, Z., Computing Radiated Emissions, Printed Circuit Design, January 1995, pp. 14-18.

Wexler, Al, Simulation for EMC Compliance, Printed Circuit Design, January 1995, pp. 25-28.

Ryan, K., and Cannon, M., Designing to Meet EMC Standards, Printed Circuit Design, January 1995, pp. 20-23.

Coupling of External Electromagnetic Fields to Transmission Lines, A.A. Smith, Jr. John Wiley & Sons, 1977.

Coupling to Shielded Cables, E.F. Vance, John Wiley & Sons, 1978.

Decoupling and Layout of Digital Printed Circuits, K.R. Keenan, The Keenan Corp., 1985.

Digital Design for Interference Specifications, R.K. Keenan, The Keenan Corporation, 1983.

Electromagnetic Compatibility, J.J. Goedbloed, Prentice Hall, 1992.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Design Guide, E.R. Freeman and M. Sachs, Artech House, 1982.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Handbook, N. Violette, D.R.J. White, and M. Violette, Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY 1987.

Electromagnetic Compatibility in Medical Equipment, William D. Kimmel and Daryl D. Gerke, (jointly published by) Interpharm Press and IEEE Press, 1996.

Electromagnetic Compatibility for Product Designers, Tim Williams, Butterworth Heinemann Ltd. (ISBN: 0 7506 1264 9 )

Electromagnetic Interference Reduction in Electronic Systems, Jeffrey P. Mills, Prentice Hall, 1993.

Electrostatic Discharge and Electronic Equipment: A Practical Guide for Designing to Prevent ESD Problems, Warren Boxleitner, IEEE Press, 1989.

Electronic System Design: Interference and Noise Control Techniques, J.R. Barnes, Prentice-Hall, 1987.

Electrostatic Discharge: Understand, Stimulate, and Fix ESD Problems, Interference Control Technologies, 1986.

EMC: Electromagnetic Theory to Practical Design, P.A. Chatterton M.M. Houlden, John Willey & Sons, 1991.

Grounding and Shielding in Facilities, R. Morrison and W.H. Lewis, John Wiley and Sons, 1990.

Grounding and Shielding Techniques in Instrumentation, R. Morrison, Third Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 1986.

High Frequency Measurements and Noise in Electronic Circuits, Douglas C. Smith, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1993

High-Speed Digital Design: A Handbook of Black Magic, Howard W. Johnson and Martin Graham, Prentice-Hall, 1993.

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Lightning, M.A. Uman, Dover Publications, 1984.

Lightning and Lightning Protection, W.C. Hart and E.W. Malone, Don White Consultants, 1985.

Lightning Protection, Chemical Publishing Co., R.H. Golde, 1973.

Modern Ferrite Technology, Alex Goldman, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1990.

Noise Reduction Techniques in Electronic Systems, second edition, H.W. Ott, John Wiley Interscience, NY, 1988.

Power Line Filter Design for Switched-Mode Power Supplies, M.J. Nave, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991.

Principles and Techniques of Electromagnetic Compatibility, Christos Christopoulos, CRC Press, 1995

Principles of Electromagnetic Compatibility, third edition, B. Keiser, Artech House, 1987.

Printed Circuit Board Design Techniques for EMC Compliance, Mark Montrose, IEEE Press, 1995.

Shipboard Electromagnetics, Preston E. Law, Jr., Artech House, 1987.

Expert System Ensures EMC-Rules Compliance, Maliniak, Lisa, Electronic Design, June 10th, 1993, pp. 60-63.

3D System Modeler Encompasses EMC Analysis, Maliniak, Lisa, Electronic Design, June 10th, 1993, pp. 64-67.

Cable Shielding for Electromagnetic Compatibility, Anatoly Tsaliovich, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1995.

Capacitance, Inductance and Crosstalk Analysis, Charles S. Walker, Artech House, 1990.

Controlling Conducted Emissions by Design, J.C. Fluke, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991.

Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Michel Mardiguian, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992.

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EMI | 5 October, 2002

Wow! Tanks much Dave.

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EMI | 6 October, 2002

Try: Doug Brooks at

He pops in here every so often, but give him a shout.

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