Getting Started with EMC

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25 Aug 2020

Author: Keith Armstrong

Whenever I need to research something, the Internet is my first port of call, and the more you search, the more information you find!

However, as we all know, the actual quality of that information ranges from very useful, through useless, to wrong and even downright misleading.

This is especially a problem for engineers new to the world of EMI and EMC, because they don't (yet!) have the knowledge and experience to be able to sort out the good stuff from the bad or misleading.

Also, there is a huge amount of academic material available in textbooks and on the Internet that is of limited use, or none, for a practising EM engineer.

So, I have put together a short list containing sources of practical information and guidance on EMI and EMC that I have found useful - sometimes very useful indeed! Many of these are free on-line resources.

My list also includes conferences, symposia, and professional societies on EMI and EMC that are well worth engaging with to help you keep up with the field (pun intended!).

It also includes a list of EMC test equipment suppliers, from the lowest-cost (e.g. a software defined radio configured as a spectrum analyser for a total cost under $100) to the highest-performance.


This information is certainly not exhaustive, but by sharing it, I hope to help you on your EMC journey by avoiding some of the unnecessary detours along the way.


PS: If you have found a resource that you have found practically useful, please let me know about it, and I'll consider adding it to the list!

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