KULeuven Course

Increasing your products immunity against electromagnetic disturbances: an approachable way.


The research group ReMI (Reliability in Mechatronics and ICT) organizes a course on basic and advanced techniques to increase the immunity of products against electromagnetic disturbances.

Due to the ever increasing use of electronic systems in almost every possible application, the generation of possible disturbances has been continuously growing over the last decade with no signs that this trend will be broken. Besides, one sees that electronic systems are being applied more and more in and for mission or even safety critical functions which require an extremely high resilience against all environmental stresses, including electromagnetic disturbances, over the whole foreseen lifetime. As a product developer it is often very difficult to assess the products environment, let alone foresee the effect of various electromagnetic disturbances on the product itself.

In this training course several topics about the immunity of electronic products and their electromagnetic environment are discussed. Low-cost pre-compliance debugging and protection techniques against ESD, surge transients, etc. are presented.

Key-Note Speaker:

Key-note speaker of this course is Keith Armstrong (UK). Keith has written many practical papers and books on design for EMC and EMC debugging. Much of his working life involves solving real-life EMC problems in high-technology products, systems, and installations, for a variety of companies and organisations in a wide range of industries. Keith has always aimed to make products easy to design and manufacture, work properly, please their users, and make money for their manufacturers.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 to Friday, February 24, 2017

This course is divided in two days and includes following topics

Day 1:

  • Intro on EMC & immunity
  • Resilience to EM disturbances for mission- or safety-critical systems
  • Assessing an EM environment
  • Overview of basic EMC immunity test methods
  • Basic low-cost precompliance immunity testing 

Day 2:

  • Advanced low-cost precompliance immunity testing
  • Protection against ESD
  • Protecting against surge, transients, etc
  • Protecting from AC/DC power quality

Both days are programmed as follows:

  • 09:00-10:30 Part 1
  • 10:30-10:45 Coffee break;
  • 10:45-12:15 Part 2
  • 12:15-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-15:00 Part 3
  • 15:00-15:30 Coffee break
  • 15:30-17:00 Part 4 

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zeedijk 101, 8400 Oostende
Participation fee: 
  • €650 (excl. VAT) for both days
  • €350 (excl. VAT) for only day 1

A 10% discount applies for members of Agoria, the RELIM project or the INPROVOL project. The participation fee includes course notes, lunches and coffee breaks.