An expert's blog about electromagnetic compatibility
Welcome to the EMC Issues Blog!
Hi! I'm Daryl Gerke, and I am delighted to again be working with the good
folks at EDN and UBM Electronics. Way back in 1994, my business partner
(Bill Kimmel) and I wrote the original EDN Designer's Guide to EMC. At
that time, we wanted to share our collective half century of industry
experience with our design colleagues.
As full-time EMI/EMC consultants since 1987, we had seen a
multitude of EMI problems. Although spread across different industries, the
underlying causes were often similar. So when former EDN Editor Steve
Leibson (still blogging for EDN) put out a call for design tutorials, we
responded with what eventually became the Designer's Guide.
Fast-forward 17 years, and the EMI problems are still with us. At this
stage in our careers, we've become "old warriors" with over
80 years of collective experience. Our goal now will be to help
you sharpen your "EMI spears". I hope you enjoy our
We will focus on design and troubleshooting, not test and regulations. As we
are fond of saying, "An ounce of EMI prevention is often worth a pound of
EMI shielding." This is best accomplished at the design stage, when most
EMI fixes are cheap or even free. Thus, we felt EDN was the perfect place to
share our insights.
For personal information, please visit www.emiguru.com.
You'll find lots of additional resources there, too. Most free, and a few for a
nominal charge. This blog also originates there. Finally, if you are curious
about consulting, check out my other blog at www.jumptoconsulting.com. Be
sure to visit the special welcome for geeks.
About the author
Daryl Gerke is an "EMI-Guru". He is a partner at Kimmel
Gerke Associates, an EMI/EMC consulting and training firm. He and his business
partner, Bill Kimmel, have been chasing EMI problems for over 80 years. The
purpose of this blog is to help you identify, prevent, and fix your EMI
problems. Daryl and Bill wrote the original EDN Designer's Guide to EMC. Now
updated, it is still available (along with other lots of other info) at www.emiguru.com. (Curious about
consulting? Check out Daryl's other blog at www.jumptoconsulting.com.)