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Table of Contents

1. Electromagnetic Compatibility

2. Cabling

3. Grounding

4. Balancing and Filtering

5. Passive Components

6. Shielding

7. Contact Protection

8. Intrinsic Noise Sources

9. Active Device Noise

10. Digital Circuit Grounding

11. Digital Circuit Power

12. Digital Circuit Radiation

13. Conducted Emission

14. RF and Transient Immunity

15. Electrostatic Discharge

16. PCB Layout and Syackup

17. Mixed-Signal PCB Layout

18. Precompliance EMC

Appendix A. The Decibel

Appendix B. The Ten Best Ways to
       Maximize the Emission From
       Your Product

Appendix C. Multiple Reflection of
       Magnetic Fields in Thin Shields

Appendix D. Dipoles for Dummies

Appendix E. Partial Inductance

Appendix F. Answers to Problems

Detailed Table of Contents

Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering

Noise Reduction Techniques
Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering, by Henry W. Ott,
publisher: John Wiley & Sons, hardcover 872 pages, 566 figures, 65 tables.
Publication date: August 2009, ISBN#: 978-0-470-18930-6.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering started out being a third edition to my best selling book Noise Reduction Techniques in Electronic Systems, 2nd edition., but it turned out to be much more than that, hence, the title change. Nine of the original twelve chapters were completely rewritten. In addition, there are six new chapters, plus two new appendices, with over 600 pages of new and revised material (including 342 new figures). Most of the new material relates to the practical application of the theory of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) engineering, and it is based on experience gained from my EMC consulting work, and the teaching of EMC training seminars over the last 20 plus years.

This book is
intended primarily for the practicing engineer who is involved in the design of electronic equipment or systems and is faced with EMC and regulatory compliance issues. It addresses the practical aspects of electromagnetic compatibility engineering, covering both emission and immunity. The concepts presented in this book are applicable to analog and digital circuits operating from below audio frequencies up to those operating in the GHz range. Emphasis is on cost-effective EMC designs. Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering is the most comprehensive book on the subject and reflects all the latest advances and developments in the field.

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The book is also written in such a way that it can easily be used as a textbook for teaching a senior level, or continuing education, course in electromagnetic compatibility. To this end, the book contains 251 problems for the student to work out, the answers to which are included in the appendix. The book contains eighteen chapters and six appendices, almost 900 pages.

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Book Award

 The Association of American Publishers has awarded John Wiley & Sons the 2009 Publishers Association Award* of Excellence in the field of Engineeering and Technology, for the publication of "Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering" by Henry W. Ott.

* These awards "recognize books, journals and electronic products that best exemplify a sound contribution to professional and scholarly publishing, maintaining both the highest editorial standards and the highest standards of design and production.

NAS Korea, Excellence seal

The Korean translation of Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering was a 2014 National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea "Excellent Book in the Field of Natural Sciences."  For more information check out the Book Translations link.

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  microphone  Click on the microphone to listen to Eric Bogatin's interview Henry Ott on the subject of his new book (1/6/10).

EMC Engineering book at Austin Symposium

George T
elecki of John Wiley & Sons (left) with Henry Ott at the 2009 IEEE EMC Symposium in Austin, Texas.   
Book Introduction Interview with Henry Ott at the 2009 IEEE EMC Symposium in Austin , TX August 19, 2009 video.

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Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering stands out from other EMC books in a number of ways:

1. The comprehensiveness of the coverage. While still containing all the normal EMC subjects such as cabling, shielding, grounding, digital circuit layout, and ESD, Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering includes coverage of:

 • Equipment/Systems Grounding  PCB Layout and Stackup
 • Balancing and Filtering  Mixed Signal PCB Layout
 • Passive Components  RF and Transient Immunity
 • Radiated Emissions  Power Line Disturbances
 • Conducted Emission  Pre-Compliance EMC Measurements
 Switched-Mode Power Supplies  EMC Regulations
 Variable-Speed Motor Drives  Contact Protection
 Harmonic Emission  Intrinsic and Active Device Noise Sources
  Digital Circuit Decoupling  • The Theory of Partial Inductance

2. The critical balance between theory and practical applications. Most EMC books either overemphasize the theoretical aspects of EMC, swamping the reader with mathematics and the derivation of equations, or give “cook book” solutions to EMC problems with little or no theory to back them up. Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering strikes a critical balance by providing sufficient theory for the reader to be able to understand the principle being discussed, but no more than necessary. In this way the reader understands “why” the principle is applicable, and is therefore capable of applying the theory to other situations.

3. The clarity of the writing. Complex issues are broken down into their fundamental parts and explained in a very straightforward easily understood manner. The primary objective of the book has been to explain the subject in a manner easily understood by the typical product design engineer. In other words, I wrote the book so I could understand it.

4. Considerable new and unique material. For example, the measurements of ground plane inductance, the exact ground plane current distribution for microstrip, stripline and asymmetrical stripline transmission lines, how digital logic currents actually flow in a PCB, the use of embedded PCB capacitance for decoupling, mixed-signal PCB layout, and the appendix on the theory of partial inductance. Much of this material is not available elsewhere.

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