Global University 

Global University 

Once again, the Global University will offer basic instruction on EMC combined with high level topics for the attendees of the Joint IEEE EMC Symposium.  The faculty includes outstanding and internationally renowned teachers from all over the world 

We are pleased to announce the chairman and faculty of the highly rated Clayton R. Paul Global EMC University that will take place on Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 in conjunction with the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on EMC in Dresden, Germany. 



Professor Flavio Canavero
Politecnico di Torino
Chairman, Clayton R. Paul Global EMC University

Flavio G. Canavero received his electronic engineering degree from Politecnico (Technical University) of Torino, Italy, and the Ph.D. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, in 1986. Currently he is a Professor of Circuit Theory with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, where he serves also as the Director of the Doctoral School.  He is an IEEE Fellow. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, V.P. for Communication Services of the EMC Society and Chair of URSI Commission E.  He has been the Co-Chair, with Professor Clayton R. Paul, of the first edition of the Global University in 2007.  He received several Industry and IEEE Awards, including the prestigious Richard R. Stoddard Award for Outstanding Performance, which is the EMC Society’s highest technical award.  His research interests include signal integrity and EMC design issues, interconnect modeling, black-box characterization of digital integrated circuits, EMI and statistics in EMC.


Professor Christian Schuster
Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH)
Institute of Electromagnetic Theory, Germany

Signal Integrity Engineering for High-Speed Links
Introduction to the fundamentals of signal integrity engineering for high-speed digital systems with a focus on packaging aspects. Topics that will be addressed include lumped discontinuities, transmission line effects, crosstalk, via and power plane effects, return current issues, and measurement techniques for Gbps links.

Christian Schuster received Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland.
Since 2006 he is full professor and head of the Institute of Electromagnetic Theory at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany. Prior to that he was with the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, where he was involved in high-speed optoelectronic package and backplane interconnect modeling and signal integrity design for new server generations. His currents interests include signal and power integrity of digital systems, multiport measurement and calibration techniques, and development of electromagnetic simulation methods for communication electronics.


Professor Tzong-Lin Wu
Department of Electrical Engineering and Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Power Integrity
•  Advanced packaging and power integrity
•  Power Distribution Network (PDN)
•  Mechanism of Power Noise
•  Quantification of Power Noise
•  Strategies to Suppress Power Noise
•  Conclusion

Tzong-Lin Wu, received the B.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from National Taiwan University (NTU), in 1991 and 1995, respectively. From 1995 to 1996, he was a Senior Engineer at Micro-electronics Technology Inc., in Hsinchu, Taiwan. In 1996, he joined the Central Research Institute of the Tatung Company, Taipei, Taiwan, where he was involved in the analysis and measurement of EMC/EMI problems of high-speed digital systems. Since 2006, he has been a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering (GICE), NTU. His research interests include EMC/EMI and signal/power integrity design for high-speed digital/optical systems. Tzong-Lin was appointed as the Director of the GICE and Communication Research Center in NTU in 2012. The research direction of GICE includes EM wave, communication, and multimedia.


Professor Jan Carlsson
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
Electronics - EMC  Brinellgatan, Sweden

Antennas and EM Radiation

- Introduction: What is an antenna, Applications, Antenna types
- Some theory, definitions and principles: Electromagnetic fields, field regions, Plane waves,  Polarization, Reciprocity
- Antenna characteristics: Equivalent circuit models for transmit and receive, Impedance, impedance matching, Radiation properties (Power density, radiation intensity, Directive gain, directivity, relative power gain, Antenna efficiency, radiation efficiency), Point-to-point communication (LOS), Multipath communication (Diversity and combining methods)
- Example of antenna types and their characteristics: Dipole, monopole, log-periodic dipole, horn, reflector, microstrip, IFA, PIFA
- Small antennas: Definition, Fundamental limitations
- Broadband antennas
- Antenna measurements: Gain, radiation pattern, Classical measurement ranges, outdoor and indoor, Reverberation chamber

Jan Carlsson obtained his PhD from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1998. From 1986 to 1990, he was working at Ericsson as an EMC engineer. Since 1990 he has been with SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, and currently he is senior researcher at the Electronics Department. Since 2003 he is Adjunct Professor of Computational Electromagnetics at the Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers. His teaching activities include courses on electromagnetics, computational methods, EMC and antennas. His research activities include electrically small antennas, wireless communications, and numerical techniques for electromagnetics and EMC. During the period 2002-2004 he was Chairman of the Swedish IEEE EMC Chapter. Dr. Carlsson is Chairman of Commission A of the Swedish National Committee for Radio Science (SNRV) 2015-17, and member of Commission E.


Professor Tsuyoshi FUNAKI 
Power System Lab.
Electrical Engineering Dept, Graduate School of Engineering
Osaka University, Japan

EMC/EMI aspects of Power Electronics
Power electronics flexibly convert voltage, current, frequency of electricity based on the switching operation of power device. Inductors and capacitors are used to store electrical energy for switching short period and smoothens the input and output voltage and current. The higher switching frequency with fast switching of power device not only makes high controllability of converter, but also miniaturize the system with smaller inductance and capacitance.
The basics of power conversion mechanism in power electronics is explained at first with assuming ideal switching operation and circuit configuration; e.g. DC-DC step up/down converter, DC-AC inverter, and AC-DC converter.
The key component in power conversion circuit is a power switching device, which also causes EMI noise in its operation. The non-ideal behavior of power device in switching operation is explained precisely based on the semiconductor physics.
The parasitic inductance and capacitance is originate from geometric structure of component and wirings in actual circuit. The mechanisms to generate EMI nose by the interaction of switching operation in power device and parasitic components in the circuit is addressed.
The switching operation in power conversion circuit intrinsically generates differential mode noise, and which are almost suppressed with the properly designed filter circuit. The asymmetry of circuit topology induces the common mode noise, which should be suppressed to avoid noise emission. The mechanisms for common mode noise generation is also explained.

Tsuyoshi FUNAKI is a principle investigator (PI) of Power System Laboratory in Division of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering in Osaka University.
He is currently working on the research and development of renewable energy system and smart grid technology based on power electronics using incoming wide band gap semiconductor power devices; e.g. SiC, GaN, and also working on EMC, safety and reliability assessment of power supply facilities and infrastructure.
He received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree all from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. He was on the staff of Research Associate with Osaka University in 1994, and promoted to Associate Professor in 2001.
In 2002, he was an Associate Professor with Kyoto University.
Now, he has been a full Professor with Osaka University since 2008.


Dr. Perry Wilson
RF Fields Group, Broadway, USA

Correlating Between EMC Test Facilities and the Role of EUT Directivity

Emission and immunity tests can be made at a variety of EMC test facilities. These include open area test sites (OATS), semi-anechoic chambers (SAC), fully anechoic rooms (FAR), and reverberation chambers (RC). Ideally each of these facilities would yield the same test result for a given test object, that is, a product that passes a test in one facility would pass tests in the others and a product that fails in one facility would fail in the others. This ideal case could be met if emission and immunity data could be exactly correlated between EMC facilities. However, because most test objects are quite complex and because present EMC facility test methods sample different subsets of the full range of possible emission and immunity test variables, exact correlation of test data is typically not possible. This lecture will review simple models to describe emission and immunity tests and correlation at the above facilities, and the role of directivity as one transitions from simple (electrically small) to complex (electrically large) patterns.

Perry F. Wilson (S’78-M’82-SM’93-F’05) received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1983. Dr. Wilson’s research has focused on the application of electromagnetic theory to problems in electromagnetic compatibility and metrology. Dr. Wilson is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the US IEC TC77B TAG, a former Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE EMC Transactions, a recipient of the IEEE EMC Transactions Best Paper Award in 2002, and the author of over 100 journal and conference publications.


Dr. Carlo Carobbi
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Università degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy

Evaluation of measurement uncertainty (MU) in EMC: basics, applications, trends.

Terminology and definitions, probability density functions, measurement model, law of propagation of uncertainty, central limit theorem, coverage interval and coverage probability, non-linear models and propagation of distributions, examples of MU calculation in EMC testing and calibrations and … how evaluation of MU will change in the near future (the new GUM).

Carlo F. M. Carobbi was born in Pistoia, Italy. He received the M.S. (cum laude) degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Telematics from the University of Florence, Florence, Italy, in 1994 and 2000, respectively. Since 2001, he has been a Researcher in the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, University of Florence, where he teaches the course in electronic measurements.
He is chairman of the sub-committee 210/77B (Electromagnetic Compatibility, High-frequency phenomena) of the Italian Electrotechnical Committee (CEI). He has been member of the international joint task force JTF IEC TC 77 – CISPR responsible for the writing of the technical report IEC/TR 61000-1-6, “Electromagnetic Compatibility – Guide to the assessment of measurement uncertainty”. He is now member of IEC TC 77/SC 77B/MT12.
He is technical assessor of the Italian national accreditation body (ACCREDIA), for both testing and calibration departments.


Dr Franz Schlagenhaufer
Research Engineer
Curtin University
International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), Perth, Western Australia

Shielding, cabling and filtering for EMC

Electromagnetic fundamentals as the common base for understanding principle shielding, cabling and filtering techniques.
Shielding: low frequency electric and magnetic fields, Schelkunoff approach, shielding degradation due to openings, practical shielding enclosure design;
Cabling: coaxial and twisted pair cables, coupling between cables (coupling mechanisms may be included in the lectures about Signal integrity or PCB design and need some coordination), cable transfer impedance, grounding of cable screens, examples;
Filtering: filter parameters, installation, importance of low-impedance grounding, ferrites

Franz Schlagenhaufer received his Diploma degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany, in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree from the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg, Germany, in 1994.
He was Manager of an EMC Laboratory in Hamburg, Germany, from 1992 to 1995; and technical manager for a small consulting firm in Melbourne, Australia, from 1996 to 1999. From 2000 to 2009 he was with The University of Western Australia, Perth, as Senior Research Fellow, and since 2010 he is with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at Curtin University, also in Perth, Western Australia.
His work includes computer simulations of complex systems, compliance measurements against commercial and military standards, both in the lab and on site, and has presented numerous workshops to industry. Currently his main research is to make sensitive emission measurements for radio astronomy applications, particular related to the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope.


Professor Todd H. Hubing
Michelin Professor of Vehicular Electronics
Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, Greenville, USA

Printed Circuit Board Design and Layout for EMC

I. Importance of proper board layout for EMC
II. Identifying the unintentional antennas on a board
III. Identifying noise sources and coupling mechanisms
IV. Circuit board grounding vs. current return
V. Proper use of design rules and modeling tools
VI. Design examples

Dr. Todd Hubing is a Professor at Clemson University and Director of the Clemson Vehicular Electronics Laboratory (CVEL). He holds a BSEE degree from MIT, an MSEE degree from Purdue University and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. He was an engineer at IBM in for 7 years and a faculty member at the University of Missouri-Rolla for 17 years before joining Clemson University in 2006. At Clemson, he teaches classes in vehicle electronics and electromagnetic compatibility. His company, LearnEMC, provides EMC instruction, consulting and design assistance to engineers working in the automotive, aerospace and consumer electronics industries. Dr. Hubing has authored over 200 papers and presentations on electromagnetic modeling, electromagnetic compatibility and the design of reliable electronic systems. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society, and a Past-President of the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society.

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