Exploring EMC

16th November 2023 British Motor Museum, Gaydon UK

Increase your knowledge around EMC, get insights into the latest test standards and practical design for EMC guidance from the industry’s leading experts.

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What To Expect

Exploring EMC is a one-day event where EMC professionals and engineers can hear from industry experts and network with the EMC community. Hosted by MDL Technologies and featuring a range of guest speakers from leading international EMC equipment manufacturers, attendees can expect to further their knowledge around EMC design and see the latest solutions demonstrated to help overcome product design challenges.

Exploring EMC will be an ideal opportunity to connect, learn and explore new avenues in this rapidly evolving industry.
    • Discover cutting-edge EMC solutions
    • Gain insights into EMC compliance and standards updates
    • Network with industry peers over a complimentary lunch and refreshments
    • Hear from a selection of MDL’s technology partners on the latest EMC solutions

Taking place at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon UK, attendees will also gain FREE entry to the museum’s showcase of over 400 classic cars after the event – a captivating experience for car enthusiasts to explore the world’s largest collection of historic British cars.

Guest Speakers​


EMC Topics and Abstracts

Highlighting the differences in EMI Measurements performed by Spectrum Analyzers with EMC Functions vs. Pre and Full Compliant Receivers in the presence of Pulses with Low Repetition Frequency, according to the requirements of CISPR 16-1-1 Standard

A comparison of EMI measurement performance of a Spectrum Analyzer, a Pre-Compliant Receiver, and a Full-Compliant Receiver. The advantage of the pre-sector available with a receiver and the benefit of the fully compliant receiver for picking up and measuring intermittent noise.

Also covered are the upcoming changes in IEC/EN 55014-1 for Household Appliances, specifically the discontinuous interference test ‘clicks’ and the impact on the EMI Analyzers that can be used.

– Dr. Eng. Michele Zingarelli, EMC Regional Manager

PMM Narda

Considerations for a successful EMC Test program

EMC testing can be a stressful process, but it doesn’t need to be. Careful planning and preparation prior to embarking on an EMC test program can ensure that things run smoothly. This presentation will provide helpful information on how to plan for a successful EMC test program, covering things like EMC test plans, pre compliance testing, product configuration requirements, EUT performance monitoring, test standards and costs.

– Ryan Fergus, EMC Systems Engineer

ETS Lindgren

Radiated Emissions - Causes, Antennas, Noise, and Solutions

The Radiated Emissions test is often the hardest to pass at the EMC test lab. Let’s do something about that. In this talk, James will be carrying out a live demonstration showing how radiated emissions occur from circuits using simple concepts and circuit theory.

We will ask (and answer) questions like: Where does the noise come from? How is it radiating? What can I do about it? We will look at an example noisy product, try some common fixes, see how effective they are, and think about how best to implement them on our systems. You’ll leave this presentation with some useful mental models for how to Think about radiated emissions and what measures can be made to improve it.

– James Pawson, Managing Director

Unit 3 Compliance

Test methods for RF immunity testing

During the presentation, we will explore the test methods for conducted and radiated immunity testing. The advantages and disadvantages of mode stirred, mode-tuned, anechoic and GTEM chambers will be explained. Both compliant and pre-compliant test methods will be discussed, explaining the relevant advantages for the different setups, related to both the standards and needs of the customer.

Furthermore, we will delve into the essential requirements for the measuring equipment, with a particular focus on speed and accuracy. Finally, the performance and measurement criteria required by the EMC Immunity standards to cover all functions of the Device Under Test (DUT) will be discussed.

– Patrick Dijkstra, Owner and Head of R&D


Exploring EMC Agenda

09:00 – 09:30 |Registration and refreshments

09:30 – 09:45  |  Keynote Speaker 

09:45 – 11:15 |  Radiated Emissions – Causes, Antennas, Noise, and Solutions (James Pawson, Unit 3 Compliance) 

11:15 – 11:30  |  Refreshment Break

11:30 – 12:15  |  Test Methods for RF Immunity Testing (Patrick Dijkstra, Raditeq) 

12:15 – 13:00  |  Lunch Break – Two-course hot and cold buffet

13:00 – 13:45  |  Highlighting the Differences in EMI Measurements (Dr. Michele Zingarelli, PMM Narda) 

13:45 – 14:30  |  Considerations for a Successful EMC Test Program (Ryan Fergus, ETS-Lindgren) 

14:30 – 14:45  |  Refreshment Break

14:45 – 15:15  |  Roundtable Q&A Session 

15:15 – 15:20  |  Closing Remarks 

15:20 – 16:10  |  Refreshments / Museum Visit / Networking 

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