Especially written for non-specialists, this dense but complete EMC handbook reviews all the fundamentals of EMC knowledge and practices:
– Generalities, definitions, terminology and special units.
– How Severe is EMI nuisance, worldwide, from simple nuisances, to catastrophy?
– The basic trio of EMI/EMC understanding: Sources / Coupling Paths / Victims with their respective features.
– Review of the essential Conducted and Radiated Coupling Mechanisms, with practical examples, quick predictions and pratical solutions: Filters, Transient Suppressors Grounding and Shielding,
– Signal Integrity, Control of unwanted Emissions.
– Essential civilian and military EMC Requirements, Tests & Limits.
Far from black magic and blind recipes, this book will give practical and simple tools for controlling the most common aspects of EMC design, testing, troubleshooting and installation.
Michel Mardiguian, IEEE Senior Member, graduated electrical engineer BSEE, MSEE, born in Paris,1941. After military service in the French Air Force, Michel worked for Dassault Aviation, 1965 to1968. Moved to the IBM R&D Laboratory near Nice, France, working in the packaging of modems and digital PABXs. Michel Mardiguian started his EMC career in 1974 as the local IBM EMC specialist, having close ties with his US counterparts at IBM/Kingston, USA. From 1976 to -80, he was also the French delegate to the CISPR Working Group on computer RFI, participating to what became CISPR 22,the root document for FCC 15-J and European EN55022.
In 1980, he joined Don White Consultants (later re-named ICT) in Gainesville, Virginia, USA, becoming Director of Training, then VP Engineering. He developed the market of EMC seminars, teaching himself more than 160 classes in the US and worldwide.
Established since 1990 as a private consultant in France, teaching EMI, RFI, and ESD classes and working on consulting tasks from EMC design to firefighting. One top involvement has been the EMC of the Channel Tunnel, with his British colleagues of Interference Technology International. Michel has authored 9 widely sold handbooks, two of them being translated in Japanese and Chinese, plus two books co-authored with Don White. He has presented 28 papers at IEEE and Zurich EMC Symposia, and various conferences, and authored over 23 articles in technical magazines.
For the past four years, Michel has been a recurrent author within EMC for the Electronic Environment magazine and for the international web portal “electronic.nu”.