Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: D4, D4dpd, E4, E4dps, E4mt, E4rn, E4ss, F4, F4mt, F4rs, N4. Course coordinator: Johan Nilsson,, Inst f elektrisk mätteknik. Recommended prerequisits: ESS010 Electronics, ESS070 or EEM007 Electrical Measurements, ESS050 Electromagnetic fields or equivalent. Assessment: For grade 3: Passed compulsory parts: Lab exercises including written reports, Project including poster presentation and written report. For grade 4 or 5: Written examination. Home page:

EMC - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility - means that electrical equipment must be able to function as intended without interfering or being interfered by its environment. The minimum requirement is defined by the legislation. Knowledge within this area is essential for everyone that will be active as a designer of electronic systems. The course is intended to give the students a fundamental understanding of how electromagnetic noise is generated and how it affects electronic systems and how it can be reduced to avoid malfunction of the systems. An overview is also given of the standards and directives that are mandatory to be fulfilled by electronic equipment.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The concept of decibels, Fourier series. Electromagnetic fields. Sources of interference. Cables. Earthing. Balancing and filtering. Screening. Electrostatic discharge. Frequency properties of passive components. Interference in digital constructions. Noise. Standards and directives. CE marking. Design software.

Williams T: EMC for product designers. Newnes. ISBN 0 7506 4930 5.