Automotive EMC Design Courses with Dr. Todd Hubing


Monday, September 11, 2017 to Thursday, September 14, 2017

World Class EMC Courses in the Midwest 

Dr. Todd Hubing of LearnEMC has established a world-class EMC training facility in the historic town of Stoughton, Wisconsin - just 20 minutes south of Madison (less than 2 hours from O’Hare).

LearnEMC offers short courses that provide relevant, practical, and proven EMC design knowledge and techniques geared toward producing designs that pass compliance regulations the first time. The LearnEMC training facility has been designed for small class sizes (16) to allow for hands-on demonstrations and plenty of interaction.

Todd Hubing's engineering credentials are second to none. His academic research has covered an impressive range of EMC topics.  Now his training courses focus on the reliable integration of low-cost, safety-critical electronics in an electromagnetically harsh environment.  He has trained thousands of students while a professor at Clemson, Missouri University of Science and Technology, and NC State, and has helped hundreds more through workshops and corporate-sponsored EMC training events.

Todd is an IEEE Fellow and a Fellow of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society. He is a past president of the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society and served on the society's board of directors for 18 years between 1995 and 2013.


Automotive EMC & Power Electronics: September 11-14  (price & registration)

Location: LearnEMC facility in Stoughton, Wisconsin

Instructor: Todd Hubing



Design for Automotive EMC Compliance

September 11-12, 2017 (2 days)

Today's automobiles are complex electronic systems containing dozens of microprocessors and a variety of RF transmitters and receivers. Keeping track of all possible interactions that might result in an electromagnetic interference problem can be a formidable task. Nevertheless, it is possible to design components and systems in a manner that guarantees automotive EMC requirements will be met the first time a component or vehicle is brought into the lab for testing.

This course stresses the fundamental concepts and tools that automotive electronics engineers can utilize to avoid electromagnetic compatibility and signal integrity problems. Students completing the course will be able to make good decisions regarding board layout and automotive system design for EMC. They will also be introduced to tools and techniques for quickly reviewing automotive designs in order to flag potential problems well before the first hardware is built and tested.

Automotive Printed Circuit Board Layout

September 13, 2017 (1 day)

Printed circuit board layout is often the single most important factor affecting the electromagnetic compatibility of automotive systems. Boards that are auto-routed or laid out according to a list of design rules do not usually meet electromagnetic compatibility requirements on the first pass; and the automotive systems relying on these boards are more likely to require expensive EMC fixes. Recognizing poor design features early in the development cycle can save a lot of time and expense later on. This course stresses the fundamental concepts and tools that board designers must be familiar with to meet automotive EMC requirements. Students completing the course will be able to make good decisions regarding component selection, component placement, and trace routing. In addition, students will have the knowledge and tools necessary to design effective power distribution and grounding strategies for automotive printed circuit boards.

Power Electronic Design for EMC 

September 14, 2017 (1 day)

This 1-day course covers fundamental and advanced design concepts related to the design of power electronic circuits for meeting electromagnetic compatibility requirements. In the morning session, basic power electronic circuit topologies and applications are reviewed with a focus on the fundamental properties of these circuits that result in unwanted conducted and radiated emissions. Noise source models are presented and various noise mitigation options are examined. The focus of the afternoon session is on advanced design concepts including grounding strategies, component selection and placement, and methods for maintaining electrical balance. Active noise cancellation techniques applicable in various situations are also presented. Finally, examples of good and bad power circuit designs ranging from low-voltage DC-to-DC converters to 700-volt electric vehicle motor drives are reviewed.