Public Seminar Schedule

We’ll continue to work on our 2018 public seminar schedule throughout the year. Please check here for the latest updates. Of course, I'm available to book your in-house seminars as you require! All attendees of the in-house seminars get a free copy of EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers!

NEW On-Line On-Demand Training!


EMC Troubleshooting and Precompliance Testing For Product Designers (On-Line Learning on Demand)
Hosted by EMC FastPass >>> Click here to for more information and to register!

Details: Price $995. Includes six lessons totaling 5-1/2 intensive hours of material, downloadable seminar notes, seven video demos, personal help and coaching via email for one year.

Course Description: This seminar covers the basics of EMC design and how to correct typical design issues, simple pre-compliance bench top measurement methods, and includes a number of simple techniques and tools useful in characterizing designs at various stages of development that will better prepare products for EMC qualification.

The presentation will also include video demonstrations of many of the basic principles. Finally, several case studies will also be described. Homework includes making simple probes, tools, and measurement projects. The focus will be on the top three EMI issues for most products: radiated emissions, radiated immunity, and ESD.

Lesson 1: Introduction to EMC, EMI & troubleshooting philosophy
Lesson 2: Important EMC product design concepts
Lesson 3: Radiated emissions testing (part 1)
Lesson 4: Radiated emissions testing (part 2)
Lesson 5: Immunity testing (radiated, conducted, EFT, surge)
Lesson 6: ESD testing


Live Training / EMC Week 2018!


EMC Week in Boulder City (with Kenneth Wyatt, Doug Smith, Dan Beeker, and Derek Walton) (5 days) - Boulder City, NV, February 26 to March 2, 2018
Hosted by
DC Smith Consulting, 1305 Arizona St., Boulder City, NV
Details: Price $1995. Includes full seminar notes, breakfast, and snacks.


Day 1: "System Level ESD/EMI" by Doug Smith
Day 2: "Troubleshooting & Pre-compliance Testing at Your Facility” by Kenneth Wyatt
Day 3: "A Day in the EMC Lab" by Derek Walton of LF Research
Day 4: "PC Board Design for Compliance" by Dan Beeker of NXP Semiconductor
Day 5 morning: “Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques” by Doug Smith
Day 5 afternoon: Expert panel session by the instructors

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Live Training (Longmont, Colorado)!


“EMC Essentials” Product Design for EMC, Precompliance Testing, & Troubleshooting Workshop (2 days) - Longmont, CO, Date: September 19 to 20, 2017.
Hosted by NTS, 1601 Dry Creek Drive, Suite 2000, Longmont, CO 80503 (new environmental test center)

Details: Price $1,295. Includes seminar notes, lunch and snacks. Early bird discount...see flyer.

Day 1: EMC Theory (Part 1) - Attendees will be introduced to basic EMC theory; units of measurement, time and frequency domain, differential and common mode currents, radiated emissions, ESD, PC board layout and shielding/bonding. Day 1 is crucial to understanding the Day 2 presentation, as it will also include demonstrations of many of the basic principles.

Day 2: EMC Theory (Part 2), plus Bench Top Measurements and Troubleshooting - We’ll continue with ESD and system design, followed up with practical tools and techniques that can be used for pre-compliance measurements as well as troubleshooting EMC problems in a more formal setting. We’ll demonstrate several probing and analysis techniques that will identify EMC issues quickly. Several case studies will also be described.

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EMC Consultants Workshop - Long Beach, Calif., July 30 to August 3, 2018
Hosted by:
IEEE EMC Symposium 2018
Details: Register for the conference and this will give you access to the EMC training track, as well as all the other product compliance-related tracks. Several other EMC specialists will be presenting, as well.

NEW On-Line Webinar Series!

- date to be determined
EMC Troubleshooting and Precompliance Testing For Product Designers (On-Line Webinars)
Hosted by Washington Laboratories Academy >>> Click here to for more information and to register!

Details: Price $99/session and 15% discount for the complete series of six webinars. Site license (up to 10 seats) $300/session.

Course Description: This seminar covers the basics of EMC design and how to correct typical design issues, simple pre-compliance bench top measurement methods, and includes a number of simple techniques and tools useful in characterizing designs at various stages of development that will better prepare products for EMC qualification.

The presentation will also include video demonstrations of many of the basic principles. Finally, several case studies will also be described. Homework includes making simple probes, tools, and measurement projects. The focus will be on the top three EMI issues for most products: radiated emissions, radiated immunity, and ESD.

Session 1 (TBD): Introduction to EMC, EMI & troubleshooting philosophy
Session 2 (TBD):
Important EMC product design concepts
Session 3 (TBD):
Radiated emissions testing (part 1)
Session 4 (TBD):
Radiated emissions testing (part 2)
Session 5 (TBD):
Workbench Immunity testing & troubleshooting (radiated, conducted, EFT, surge)
Session 6 (TBD):
Workbench ESD testing & troubleshooting