Course syllabus

EMC, störningar och störningsbegränsning
EMC, Noise and Noise Reduction

EEMN05, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2013-04-15

General Information

Elective for: D5, D5-dpd, E4, E4-mt, E4-ssr, E4-dpd, E4-hn, F4, F4-mt
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
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.


Required prior knowledge: ESS010 Electronics, ESS070 or EEM007 Electrical Measurements, ESS050 Electromagnetic fields or equvalent
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: EEM060

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Johan Nilsson,
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