Annual Chicago IEEE EMC MiniSymposium

May 9, 2017   
 at the Holiday Inn, 860 West Irving Park Rd., Itasca, Il. 60143


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



Kenneth Wyatt  


Kenneth Wyatt Bio

Kenneth Wyatt is president and principal consultant of Wyatt Technical Services LLC, as well as the senior technical editor for Interference Technology. He has worked in the field of EMC engineering for over 30 years. His specialty is EMI troubleshooting and pre-compliance testing and is a co-author of the popular EMC Pocket Guide and RFI Radio Frequency Interference Pocket Guide. He also coauthored the book with Patrick André, EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers, with forward by Henry Ott. He is widely published and authored The EMC Blog hosted by for nearly three years. Kenneth is a senior member of the IEEE and a long time member of the EMC Society. He may be contacted at or Check out his web site for more technical information, training schedules, and links:  




This program is focused on developing a Personal EMC Troubleshooting Kit and using it to perform Key Pre-Compliance Tests that will meet today’s challenges of tight engineering budgets. A review of EMC Basics and Product Design Fundamentals will keep the “Focus of EMC” at the forefront of your designs. Mr. Kenneth Wyatt has developed an outstanding approach that can be implemented for less than $5,000.00, including a spectrum analyzer! Those attending will greatly benefit from Ken’s tutorials and classroom experimentation of these recommended tools. His experience as lead EMC engineer for HP and Agilent Technologies and his independent consulting for a period of over 30 years, will provide interesting insights to his practical approach in solving EMC issues.


Session 1 - EMC Essentials

DM & CM Currents & Hidden Antennas 

PC Board Design Basics

Decoupling & Filtering 

Grounding & Shielding



Session 2 - Common EMC Issues

Radiated Emissions

How Resonance Affects Emissions

Dealing with ESD

Radiated Immunity

Issues Incorporating Wireless



Session 3 - Developing an EMC Troubleshooting Kit 

Affordable Spectrum Analyzers

Real-Time Spectrum Analysis

DIY Near-Field & Current Probes 

Use of Harmonic Comb Generators

Use of a TEM Cell

Troubleshooting Techniques



Session 4 - Pre-Compliance Testing & Case Studies

Setting Up a Pre-Compliance Test Lab

Key Tests that May be Easily Performed In-House

Case Studies - Real Life Solutions


ATTENDEE FORM (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

>>Program,Times, etc<< 

Hotel special rate of $109 plus tax/night / includes breakfast for one (1) person) email Safitri Thorton or call 630.773.2342 for details



Electronic Instrument Associates Central, Inc

ETS-Lindgren, Inc.


Ophir - RF / Ophir - EMC, Inc.

Elite Electronic Engineering, Inc.


DLS Electronic Systems



Fair-Rite Products

TDK-Lambda Americas-HP Division

Langer EMV-Technik GmbH


AE Techron



Oak-Mitsui Technologies

Pearson Electronics

Chicago Chapter Tabletop / Demonstration

EMC Seminars (Ken Wyatt)

JK Resources

Underwriters Laboratories, LLC
Rohde & Schwarz USA, Inc.

API Technologies - EIS

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals

HV Technologies, Inc

Teledyne LeCroy

American Certification Body, Inc

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