Computer Modeling Tools for EMC

Computer modeling has become an important part of the design process for electronic systems. This course reviews the latest computer modeling tools and techniques available to help engineers design products that comply with electromagnetic compatibility requirements. The course covers electromagnetic modeling codes, circuit solvers, rule checkers, analytical modeling tools, and web-based calculators. Examples demonstrating the application of various modeling tools to real-world EMC design problems are provided.

This video course presents the same material as our in-person and live-online offerings of the course. You will have 90 days to complete the course. When you complete the course and pass the final quiz, you will earn a Certificate of Completion for 6 professional education hours.

  • 1. Introduction
  • Slides for the Course (downloadable pdf)
  • Overview of Available Tools & Software
  • 2. Numerical Modeling Tools & Techniques
  • Overview of Numerical Modeling
  • Static Field Solvers, Time & Frequency Domain Codes
  • 2D, 2.5D and 3D Tools
  • Boundary Element / Method of Moments (BEM/MoM), Finite Element Codes (FEM)
  • Finite Difference Time Domain Codes (FDTD), Other Methods
  • Learning to Use and Validating EM Modeling Tools
  • 3. Analytical Modeling Tools
  • Calculators, Estimators, Maximum Emissions Calculators
  • 4. EMC Rule Checkers
  • Effective Application of Rule Checkers, Effective Rules
  • 5. Performance-Based EMC Design
  • Printed Circuit Boards & Systems
  • Note on Imbalance Difference Method
  • 6. Applications & Examples
  • Modeling One Circuit with One Source & One Coupling Mechanism
  • Complex Circuit Board Modeling
  • 7. Conclusions
  • Summary & Questions
  • Quiz for Certificate and Course Survey
  • Instructions for the Quiz
  • Quiz
  • Course Survey
Completion rules
  • You must complete the test "Quiz"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever