EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers
Concepts, Techniques, and Solutions

Cloth: 978 1 61353 019 1 / $85.00
Published: July 2014  

Publisher: SciTech Publishing
300 pp., 6" x 9"
EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers is a one-stop guide that will help engineers and technicians who have products which fail to meet EMI/EMC regulatory standards. It provides “recipes” of simple, easily implemented, and inexpensive troubleshooting tools or aids that can be built by the engineer or the technician.

Written in a very simple style requiring only minimal electromagnetic theory and math, the “cookbook” will teach the engineer and technician to develop a “process” for troubleshooting—making it a straight-forward approach to solving what may seem like a rather complicated problem. Real-world stories are used to further illustrate both the concepts put forth in the book and the thinking process required when troubleshooting EMI problems.

All materials are organized around these main aspects in a logical way, providing accessible, useful, complete coverage of the main aspects of the mitigation/troubleshooting philosophy. The book’s less technical approach and balanced coverage of both basic theory and practical aspects will provide guidelines on how to approach an EMI failure, things to try, choosing the appropriate component, to how to choose the right parts and balance between cost and performance.

Table of Contents:
1 Electromagnetic Fundamentals
2 Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility
3 Instrumentation
4 Radiated Emissions
5 Conducted Emissions
6 Radiated Susceptibility
7 Conducted Susceptibility
8 Electrically Fast Transient (EFT)
9 Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
10 Transient Suppression for Surge and Lightning Pulses
11 Other Specific EMI Issues

Book Review: 2nd Quarter Issue, 2014 IEEE EMC Mag

Reviews & Endorsements:
"Assembling a simple, inexpensive EMI toolkit and using the troubleshooting techniques described in this book will save you both time and money. Since all of us, sooner-or-later, will have the need to diagnose and fix EMC problems, EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers should be on every product designer’s bookshelf."
- Henry Ott , Henry Ott Consultants
"Great treatment of EMI troubleshooting. This book should be on the bookshelf of every EMI engineer, and anybody else responsible for EMI compliance."
- Daryl Gerke, PE , Kimmel Gerke Associates, Ltd.