Annual Chicago IEEE EMC MiniSymposium

May 8, 2018   
 at the Itasca County Club 400 Orchard St., Itasca, Il. 60143

8AM - 5PM



This will be another great MiniSymposium, guaranteed to sell out quickly.  



Colin E Brench  



Colin E. Brench Bio

Colin E. Brench M'80-SM'04) is currently a Principal Engineer at Amphenol High Speed Interconnects, in Nashua, New Hampshire, where he is responsible for the EMC aspects of high data rate (10 to 56 Gbps) interconnect schemes.  Colin is a Senior Member of the IEEE, member of the EMC Society since 1980, and an iNARTE certified EMC Master Design Engineer. He was appointed a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE EMC Society for 2001 and 2002, and has given several seminars for various IEEE chapters and sections.  In 2002 he was awarded the Certificate of Technical Achievement by the IEEE EMC Society for his contributions to the development of EMC modeling directed to understanding EMI shielding and antenna behavior.Colin has also been active in IEEE EMC-S standards, IEEE EMC-S Technical Committee 9 (TC-9), ANSI ASC63, and served 11 years on the IEEE EMC-S Board of Directors.  




EMC design is an involved process and, while some portions of the work can be done very precisely, there are others that are too complex to easily analyze.  Indeed, it is not uncommon for some critical information to be simply unknown.  This leaves the design engineer with an array of tools and, more often than not, an even wider range of questions.  There are many design aids available, computation tools that permit the analysis of very complex problems, rules of thumb that provide guidance on more standard situations, and the engineer’s experience and understanding of similar products is also a major resource.  It is essential however to understand the limits of all these resources.  Both computational and analytical tools are capable design tools but to use them reliably it is essential to know exactly what assumptions are built into them.  Rather than a ‘how to design for EMC Compliance’, this presentation will focus on how to use the appropriate tools correctly.  Topics covered will include shielding, coupling, PC layout, and lab measurement practices.  The strength and weaknesses of tools, measurements, and even our own understanding will be examined in a way to provide the EMC design engineer with a robust process.



>>ATTENDEE FORM - $75 <<

(open to everyone, not just IEEE Members!)

For our Professional Engineers (PE's) we are offering 4 PDH credits!

Students in FREE after 1:00pm


Vendors signed up as of April 22 include...

Electronic Instrument Associates Central, Inc

ETS-Lindgren, Inc.



Ophir - RF / Ophir - EMC, Inc.

Elite Electronic Engineering, Inc.

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation

Ametek CTS, US



Fair-Rite Products Corp

Advanced Test Equipment
Rohde & Schwarz, USA, Inc


TRS Rentelco

TOYO Corporation

DLS Electronic Systems

Transient Specialists

The EMC Shop


Simutech Group

American Certification Body

Teledyne LeCroy


API Technologies
Underwriters Laboratories
MAJR Products Corp


Save the date, next year the MiniSymposium is May 7, 2019!