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Consultants In Private Practice Serving The Public.

A joint Affinity Group of the Chicago and Rock River Valley IEEE Sections.

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NEXT REGULAR MEETING: Monday, 26 November 2018 at the Palatine Library, 700 North Court, Palatine, IL 60067, from 6:45 pm through 8:15 pm Link to meeting location map.

PRESENTATION: "Why does my design fail EMC? & How to fix it!", By Jerry Meyerhoff, JDM LABS LLC

Overall EMC principles are introduced - 4 quadrants of mechanisms, 3 elements of the actors, 4 types of coupling. Case studies drawn from 6 designs are used to demonstrate the underlying EMC physics across the 4 quadrants, for causes and cures. Analysis, measurement and creativity methods are highlighted. Narratives also present soft skills of teamwork & consulting persuasion. Solutions are generalized for applicability to multiple future designs.

Time Permitting, there will be an added bonus of hands-on, audience participation DIY demonstrations.
- Shielding Effectiveness
- Current Follows the Path of Least Impedance and Lenz Law in Cables

Jerry Meyerhoff, JDM LABS LLC

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Jerry Meyerhoff is currently the Principal Technologist of JDM LABS LLC , a consultancy he started in 2009 to assist clients in optimizing designs for EMC. He has enjoyed the privilege of successfully assisting dozens of clients across multiple industries and applications.

Previously Jerry was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff of Continental Automotive Systems, Deer Park, Illinois, acting as a group-wide consultant in EMC design. His prior 36 years with Motorola were focused on hardware design and development applied to radios, RF, analog circuits and digital microprocessor hardware, with increasing emphasis on EMC.

Jerry earned a BSEE in Communications Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 1970, with post-graduate RF design courses from IIT. Jerry holds 5 US patents and was a member of Motorola’s Science Advisory Board Associates (SABA) an elected community of "thought leaders". He is active in his IEEE EMC Society Chicago Chapter and was a EMCS Distinguished Lecturer. Jerry was an instructor for the chapter's "Introduction to EMC" lecture- lab course through IIT. He is a founding member of the EMCS "Consultant's Tool-kit" Workshop since 2011. Jerry holds Amateur Radio call WA9FIY and particularly enjoys bicycle touring, challenge rides and civic advocacy. His contact info and LinkedIn profile are below.

jerrymeyerhoff@ieee.org
www.linkedin.com/in/jerrymeyerhoff/

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Next regular scheduled meeting: January 28, 2019

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The board would like your input and suggestions for discussion topics for our 2019 meetings. We credit presenters on the WEB. Your professional credentials are enhanced when someone Google's you it it shows that you are an IEEE presenter. You can contact the board at the following email.
IEEE.Chicago.Rockford.AICN@gmail.com

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Information on past meetings. (Contact the presenter if you would like more information or an unlisted copy of the presentation.)

On 24 Sept. 2018, Jim Spangler presented "Design Resources for Power Sources".

Jim Spangler

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On 23 July 2018, Ben Miller, P.E. presented "Professional Engineering Licensure".

Ben Miller, P.E.

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On 31 May 2018, Rob Klein presented "The Engineers Behind the Curtain: Realizing the Client's Vision".

Rob Klein

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On 22 Jan. 2018, John Zulaski presented "Science Kits for Public Libraries".

John Zulaski

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On 27 Nov. 2017, Pete Salerno presented "Today's Cyber-security Challenges for Consultants".

Pete Salerno

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On 25 Sept. 2017, Roy Leventhal presented "Designing PCBs for Success".

Roy Leventhal

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On 24 July 2017, Jim Spangler presented "Safety and Compliance Database inside the PSMA Website"

Jim Spangler

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On 22 May 2017, Pete Kindinger presented "A Case Study on WiFi Range Improvement--from Antennas to EMC to Embedded Software"

Pete Kindinger

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On 27 March 2017, Rob Klein presented "FPGA Development: A High Level Overview"

Rob Klein

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On 23 Jan. 2017, Dr. Donald S. Zinger P.E. presented "Electromechanical Systems to Control Essential Tremor"

Donald Zinger P.E.

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For information on 2016 presentations click here.
For information on 2015 presentations click here.
For information on 2014 presentations click here.
For information on past presentations click here.

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* To foster and promote the interests of its members with respect to the business of providing professional and technical consulting services.
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* To arrange for and provide technical and management talks, tutorials, and special seminars and workshops on subjects of interest to members professional development.
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The Directors at their 2015 board meeting.

left to right: Robert Abrant, Roy Leventhal, Benjamin Miller, Michael Sullivan and Paul Johnson. photo by Joseph Auer

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Directors, Positions Elected and Appointed by Board:

Mike Sullivan P.E., Chair
Pete Kindinger, Vice-Chair
Rob Klein, Secretary
Donald Zinger P.E., Treasurer
Roy Leventhal P.E., Program Chair
Joseph Auer, Venue Co-Chair
Wesley Martin P.E., Venue Co-Chair
Ben Miller P.E., Director-at-Large
Robert F. Gillette P.E., Director Emeritus
Gary Blank P.E., Director Emeritus
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