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Recommended Books on EMC
Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering
A new book (August 2009) by the author of the most popular
book on Electromagnetic Compatibility (Noise Reduction Techniques
in Electronic Systems) reflects all the latest advances and
developments in the field.
Author: Henry W. Ott
872 Pages, Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Availibility: August 2009
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Noise Reduction Techniques
"Noise Reduction Techniques in
Edition, by Henry W. Ott, publisher: John Wiley &
Now updated to include new information on noise
electronic systems. Here is the most complete source
the theory and practice of reducing emission and susceptibility in
systems. Included are low-cost techniques for assuring electromagnetic
compatibility (EMC) in consumer products, plus how to reduce the
of electronic systems to electrostatic discharge.
This latest edition of "The Bible on EMC"
new chapters on noise and radiation from digital systems and
discharge. Additional topics include cabling, grounding,
and filtering, passive components, shielding, contact protection, and
The book contains twelve chapters and six appendices, 426 pages.
The first edition of the book was translated into
Bulgarian, and Polish. The second edition has been translated
Italian, Japanese, and Chinese.
[OUT OF PRINT, replaced by Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering (see above)]
"The best inexpensive way to reliably achieve compliance [with
EMC requirements] is to have every engineer on the project
electronic, and mechanical read Henry Ott's EMC book and be careful,
then take the prototype widget to a competent EMC test lab."
Electromagnetic News Report, March/April 2003
Table of Contents
Appendix A. The
Noise Reduction Techniques
of Magnetic Fields in Thin Shields
|4. Balancing and Filtering
|5. Passive Components
Compatibility Testing Procedures
|7. Contact Protection
|8. Intrinsic Noise Sources
|9. Active Device Noise
|10. Digital Circuit Noise and Layout
|11. Digital Circuit Radiation
|12. Electrostatic Discharge
Other Book Recommendations
- Johnson & Graham, High-Speed
A Handbook of Black Magic, Prentice Hall, 1993.
book! Lots of good,
useful, and practical information. One
of the favorite books with the Signal Integrity crowd. A must
- Paul C. R., Introduction
to Electromagnetic Compatibility, 2nd
Sons, 2006. More theoretical. It is intended as a
for a course on EMC. Lots of useful information, especially
chapter on "Crosstalk."
- Morrison, Grounding
and Shielding Techniques, Fourth
Edition, John Wiley
& Sons, 1998. A classic, since it's first edition in
only book available on the subject at the time). Mostly
the low frequency susceptibility problem. The fourth edition
revised and updated to also include information on high frequency
- Perez, Handbook
Academic Press, 1995. A good handbook, each chapter is by a
author. All of the authors are experts in their field. This
big book (1100 pages) with a tremendous amount of useful information.
- Kimmel & Gerke, Electromagnetic
in Medical Equipment, CRC Press,
book on EMC design by two very practical and knowledgeable authors.
- Kraus, J. D. & Marhefka, R. J., Antennas,
Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2002. Everyone in the EMC business
know something about antennas, and this book is one of the best on the
subject. Another big book at almost 900 pages. John
a professor at Ohio State University, but he was also a radio amateur
which means he know the practical side of antennas as well as the
side. If you are going to have only one antenna book on your
this is the one to have.
- Smith, D. C., High
Noise in Electronic Circuits, Van
One of the few good, practical books on high frequency
There is no other comparable book available. Our High
Frequency Measurement Course is based on this book, and is
by the author, Doug Smith.
- Tsaliovich, A., Cable
Compatibility, Van Nostrand Reinhold,
you ever care to know about cables and cable shielding. A
book on cables.
- Hall, Hall, and McCall, High-Speed
Digital System Design: A Handbook of Interconnect Theory and
Practices, John Wiley & Sons,
2000. If you are
in Signal Integrity this is the second book you should buy (the Johnson
and Graham book is first). This book starts where the Johnson
Graham book ends. The two books compliment each other very
A good, well written, practical, down to earth book by three
from Intel. The tone of the book is set by the first sentence
reads: "The speed of light is just too slow."
- Morrison, R., and Lewis, W. H.,
and Shielding in Facilities, John
An excellent book on AC power grounding and the National Electrical
(NEC) and how they relate to Electromagnetic Compatibility.
book could have been subtitled, "Noise versus Grounding
Warren Lewis also wrote the chapter on Grounding and Bonding in the
mentioned Handbook of Electromagnetic Compatibility.
- Johnson & Graham, High-Speed
Advanced Black Magic, Prentice Hall, 2003. The
and Graham book. This is an advanced level text on Signal
with virtually no overlap with the material in the first
lot of good, hard to find information. Contains
a number of articles written by Howard Johnson and previously published
in EDN magazine (between 1998 and 2002), as well as material from
Johnson's High-Speed Digital design web site (www.sigcon.com).
- Bogatin, E., Signal
Prentice Hall, 2004. A very well written and easy to read book on
Integrity, that also covers a lot of EMC issues. Includes chapters on;
The Physical Basis for Resistance, Capacitance, Inductance, and
Lines. A lot of readers will especially appreciate Appendix B
contains "100 Collected Rules of Thumb to Help Estimate
Effects." An excellent book that lives up to its title. Replaced by a Second Edition in 2009 and retitled, Signal and Power Integrity - Simplified.
- Kimmel & Gerke, EDN Design Guide
published by EDN
2001. One hundred pages of down-to-earth practical advice on
without any equations or mathematics, by two authors who work
in the EMC trenches. Now available on the author's website,
- André, P. G. & Wyatt, K., EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers,
Scitech Publishing, 2014. An excellant, down to earth, practical guide
to EMC troubleshooting and precompliance measurements. Note: I wrote
the Forward to the book.
of other books on various subjects relating to EMC.
on EMC and Signal Integrity that covers frequencies from DC to light.
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