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The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society Chapter Proudly Presents

EMC Fest '2005 

May 3, 2005

Dipoles for Dummies


Partitioning & Layout of Mixed Signal PCB


New Location: Canton Summit on the Park, Canton, Michigan

46000 Summit Parkway

Canton, Michigan 48188

(734) 394-5480


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EMC Fest 2005 Brochure


Industry renowned speaker and professor:

Henry Ott



The Canton Summit on the Park


The IEEE EMCFest 2005 speaker information:

Henry W. Ott is President and Principal Consultant of Henry Ott Consultants, an Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) training and consulting organization located in Livingston, NJ. Mr. Ott has over thirty years experience in the field of EMC. Prior to starting his own consulting company, he was with AT&T Bell Laboratories (now Lucent Technologies) for thirty years, where he was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff. Mr. Ott is the author of the popular EMC book Noise Reduction Techniques in Electronic Systems, published in 1976 (First Edition) and 1988 (Second Edition) by Wiley Interscience. The first edition has been translated into Japanese, Russian, Bulgarian, Polish, and Italian and the second edition has been translated into Italian, Japanese, and Chinese. Mr. Ott is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and an Honorary Life Member of the IEEE EMC Society. For over twenty years, Mr. Ott served the IEEE EMC Society in various capacities including; member of the Board of Directors, Education Committee Chairman, Symposium Committee Chairman, and Vice President for Conferences. In addition he is a former Distinguished Lecturer of the EMC Society, and lectures widely on the subject of EMC. Mr. Ott was the Keynote speaker at both the 2000 "PCB-East" conference held in Worcester, MA and the 1992 "ESD/EOS Symposium" in Dallas, TX. Mr. Ott received his BSEE degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1957 and his MSEE from New York University in 1963.


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**Lunch will be The Summit's Famous "Country Cookout" which will include Rainbow Pasta Salad, Tossed Salad, Buttered Baby Carrots, BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast, Apple Cobbler, Coffee and Teas

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Note: The scheduled times and order of speakers may be subject to change without advance notice.

The Program

EMC Fest '2005 sessions will cover the following:

Dipoles For Dummies (as well as the rest of us without a PhD in electromagnetics) is a simple, insightful, and intuitive discussion of how a dipole antenna operates, and how it relates to the common-mode radiation from a product. All of this is accomplished without using any mathematics or writing a single equation. Once antenna theory is understood, controlling or eliminating common-mode emission becomes a lot easier task. If you would like to understand more about antennas, but lack the time or desire to study the intimidating mathematics associated with electromagnetic field theory -- this presentation is for you. Attendees will leave with an intuitive understanding of antenna theory, and know why antenna theory is so important to Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC ) engineering. The presentation is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about antennas. No specialized technical background or prior understanding of antenna theory is required.


Partitioning and Layout of a Mixed-Signal PCB Preventing digital logic ground currents from contaminating low-level analog signals on a mixed-signal PCB can be a difficult problem. This is especially true on boards with multiple ADCs. Many people suggest splitting the ground plane in order to isolate the digital ground from the analog ground. Although the split-plane approach can be made to work, and is sometimes necessary, it has many potential problems. The pitfalls, as well as the benefits, of splitting ground planes are examined. By understanding how and where high-frequency ground currents flow, and by using some basic principles of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) we are able to develop an approach to controlling these currents while, in most cases, still maintaining a single contiguous ground plane. This presentation demonstrates that component placement, partitioning, and proper PCB topology, combined with routing discipline, are the keys to success in laying out a mixed-signal PCB. The presentation is intended for engineers, technicians and PCB designers who are involved with, or interested in, the layout of mixed-signal PCBs.

Several demonstrations and practical examples will be used to illustrate the principles and techniques being discussed.

Tabletop exhibits will be open during registration, lunch, all breaks, and the reception. Access to tabletop displays is available during the sessions, but the displays may not be manned during those times.

Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn - Plymouth

*The Hilton Garden Inn Plymouth is offering reduced room rates for reservations. IEEE Special Room rates of $99 are available (single or double occupancy), plus tax. There are a LIMITED number if hotel rooms at this price. You must mention "EMC Fest 2005" to get this special rate and reserve two weeks prior to the event. After which rooms and rates are subject to availability. The Hilton Garden Inn Plymouth is located 15 miles from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Transportation: Shared shuttle service is available between The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel and the Canton Summit on the Park. Contact the hotel at 734-354-0001 to make arrangements. Airport shuttle is NOT available through the hotel.



Registered by March 15th


Registered by April 15th


Registered After April 15th ** and at door:


Non IEEE Member Additional Charge:


Full -time Students with copy of valid Student I.D., Postmark by April 15:


EMC Fest Record, with advance registration:


EMC Fest Record, additional copies ordered by April 1st:


Textbook: Henry Ott: "Noise Reduction Techniques in Electronic Systems"

EMC Fest CD ROM Record, additional copies ordered by April 1st:



* Please, do not mail after April 15th .

**Web Registration Closes at Noon EDT on 4/29/2005


IEEE EMCFest '2005 Committee

Committee Chair
Kimball Williams
Denso International America Inc

Exhibits & Technical Program
Robert Kado

Registrations & Website
Scott Lytle
Yazaki North America
6800 N. Haggerty Road
Canton, Michigan 48187
734-983-6012, fax 734-983-6013

Matt Feusse
Yazaki North America
6800 N. Haggerty Road
Canton, Michigan 48187
734-983-6004, fax 734-983-6005

Publicity & Photography
Candace Suriano
Suriano Solutions

Vendor Dinner
Mark Steffka
General Motors Corporation


Available at EMC Fest only. Advance registrants receive one free copy at EMC Fest.

The registration fee includes one copy of the EMC Fest CD ROM, continental breakfast, lunch, and reception. The organizing committee reserves the right to substitute speakers, restrict size, or to cancel the EMC Fest. In the event EMC Fest is canceled by the organizing committee, registration fees will be fully refunded. Individuals that cancel their registration prior to April 15 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be made to individuals who cancel their registration after April 15th. Attendance is limited. Registration will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.


Registrations may entered by using the on lineEMC FEST 2005 REGISTRATION FORM or PDF Registration Form and then FAX, email or mail back.

Please make checks payable to: EMC Fest '2005.

Please use the Registration form and then Mail checks to:

IEEE EMC Fest '2005
c/o Scott Lytle
Yazaki North America
6800 N. Haggerty Road
Canton, MI 48187

Please do not mail after April 15th.

Sponsored by the Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Society.

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