Steve Ferguson examines the role of the EMC engineer and how that person supports the product from conception to obsolescence. He describes how the tasks expand well beyond implementing control measures when testing reveals EMC issues, including acting as a critical role in the design team.
To be a vital asset to the team, the EMC engineer must be well-versed in EMC requirements and control as well as electrical safety needs. They must have an understanding of how to survive the environment, how to deal with power variations affecting compliance, and how to attain the operational needs and controlling costs to meet market demands.
To meet the myriad of essential requirements, the EMC engineer must have an up-to-date awareness of technology advances in the rapidly evolving world of electronics in order to deal with items that were just an idea yesterday.
This presentation will challenge you to take on the role and be the vital asset necessary as the EMC engineer.
Speaker: Steve Ferguson
Steven G. Ferguson is principal consultant at Compliance Direction, LLC. Steve has over forty years of experience in testing and device design for regulatory compliance. He has instructed in the area of testing methods for the past twenty years, focusing on electromagnetic compatibility, product safety, and environmental test methods. His comprehensive knowledge of MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD 704/1275/1399 and CE Marking requirements for commercial and industrial equipment provides the ability to discuss the many aspects associated with regulatory compliance. With a background operating test laboratories and manufacturing companies designing products, developing test procedures and performing tests, he has the experience to address a wide variety of regulatory compliance topics. He presents various courses on EMI/EMC compliance including EMC for Nuclear Power Facilities, Architectural Shielding, and MIL-STD-461 testing presented online and at customer facilities. Steve is an iNARTE Certified EMC Engineer.
Topics: a. MIL-STD 464/MIL-STD-461 testing b. Electrical Safety Evaluation c. CE Marking topics (EMC, Safety, RoHS).