IEEE EMC Society Chapter of West Michigan
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EMC Society

Next Chapter Meeting:

Please email Ryan Aldridge ( if you plan to attend.


February 23, 2017


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

Location: GVSU EMC Center (Click through for .pdf map)


Impact of PCB material properties on EMC and Signal-Integrity Performance

This presentation will focus on a case study of a product suffering from DDR3 Signal-Integrity challenges and EMC failures in GPS band, which were linked to the PCB material properties.
We will demonstrate the application of a multi-domain approach: time, frequency and EMC, used to determine the source of the issue. We will illustrate how both measurement (Oscilloscope, TDR and VNA) and simulation (Hyperlynx) methods can be used to understand the observed behavior and potential mechanisms attributed to the issue. Finally we will demonstrate a test method that can be used to pre-screen samples from PCB suppliers.

Presenter: Krzysztof Russa

Krzysztof Russa has two masters degrees in electrical engineering (Lublin, Poland, 1993; University of Akron, 1997). He worked in academia before he began his nearly 20 year hardware design career in the automotive electronics at Johnson Controls and Visteon. He is recognized as a simulation expert with a recent emphasis on high speed digital interfaces. His reputation for balanced use of simulation and measurement techniques led to his previous roles as a Global Technical Lead in Signal Integrity and Timing Analysis at Johnson Control Industries and Visteon. In this capacity he provided technical leadership to team members from France, Germany, Bulgaria, India, China and Japan. Since 2015, Krzysztof is providing consulting services in the area of Signal Integrity and Circuit Simulation as part of E3 Compliance. He has a series of IEEE publications in the area of controls. For three years was named the recipient of the International PCB Technology Leadership Award (Transportation and Automotive; 2011, 2012, 2014).