IEEE EMC Society Chapter of West Michigan
Information about previous and upcoming chapter meetings for the IEEE EMC Society Chapter of West Michigan can be found on this site.

EMC Society

Next Chapter Meeting:

Please email Ryan Aldridge ( if you plan to attend.


June 19th, 2019


5:30 - 6:00 - Social time.
(Food will be provided)
6:00 - 7:30 - Technical Presentation


Attendance is free of charge to all IEEE Members and Non-Members

Please note the NEW LOCATION:

GVSU Innovation and Design Center
227 Winter Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Parking is available in front of the building or public city parking.
Web mapping may show this as the former Ferris Coffee warehouse.
See images at the bottom of this page for view of building and entrance.


Fundamentals and Advances in Power Integrity Modeling and Analysis Method

Although signal and power integrity practices are as old as the digital design itself, unlike SI, PI still remains as an elusive concept in the eyes of industrial circles. One reason is the cause-and-effect relation in PI analysis hasn’t been firmly established in practical applications. For example, with SI analysis, a logic failure can be traced to a noise threshold violation. PI analysis, on the other hand, hardly points out to a smoking gun with the same rigor. Starting from a qualitative and descriptive introduction of power noise fundamentals, the current analysis techniques for printed circuit structures will be reviewed and some recent developments including a novel interpretation of the effective radius of a decoupling capacitor and multipin optimization of capacitors will be presented on sample cases.

Presenter: Dr. Ihsan Erdin of Celestica

Dr. Erdin is an IEEE EMC Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2018-2019

Ihsan Erdin has worked for the past 20 years as a signal and power integrity engineer at Nortel and Celestica where he contributed in the development and design analysis of a multitude of data communication circuits and systems. In addition to his current position at Celestica, he is an adjunct faculty member at the Electronics Department of Carleton University. He also serves as a member of Signal and Power Integrity Technical Committee (TC-10) of EMC Society. His research interests are analytical and computational electromagnetic methods with application to printed and integrated circuits. Fascinated by the beauty of electromagnetic theory, he never stopped learning and researching in this field while sharing his knowledge and experience with numerous technical publications to his credit and more than a dozen DL talks in European and North American EMC Chapters since his assignment to this position. Ihsan is a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario, a senior member of IEEE and holds a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering.