Meeting Notice

The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society presents:

ESD Simulator Verification

Speaker: Greg Senko

Date: December 16, 2010

Time: 5:30 PM


PowerPoint Slides

Location: Fairlane Campus - U of M Dearborn (Map Code FCN)

University of Michigan
School of Management
Fairlane Center
North - Room TBD
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126

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Registration Deadline: 10 AM on the day of the event

Schedule of Events


5:30 – 6:00 Pizza and Refreshments provided by: Teseq, Micro Sales, and Advanced Test Equipment Rentals




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6:00 – 7:00 Presentation

The Chapter Presentation is a FREE event.  IEEE Non-Members Welcome!

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Virtually every EMC laboratory has one or more ESD simulator, many are equipped to verify the ESD simulators' performance but few are equipped to the latest requirements. Recent changes in the verification requirements require fasters oscilloscopes and better targets, will your simulator still pass?  The presentation will provide an overview of ESD simulator verification techniques, including the latest requirements found in the ISO, SAE, IEC and OEM standards. Information about these changes will be presented including how the new measurement systems perform compared to older systems. Practical aspects of measurement setup and performance will be discussed.  Verification to the latest standards won’t meet some Automotive OEM standards, avoiding these pitfalls will also be discussed




Greg received his BS in electrical engineering from Northeastern University in 1984.  He developed many transient immunity test systems while working at KeyTek, now Thermo Fischer Scientific, from 1982 – 1998.  While working at KeyTek, Greg was a member of several standards committees including ANSI and ESD Association working groups on ESD simulators.  In 1999 he worked as an independent EMC consultant then joined Schaffner EMC in 2000.  He now heads the US division of Teseq which was formed in a management buyout of Schaffner’s EMC test equipment division.  Greg has published several papers and magazine articles relating to EMC testing, including “Methods of Verifying ESD Simulator Compliance” (Compliance Engineering, 2000).  He is also the technical manager of Teseq’s ISO 17025 accredited calibration lab in Edison, NJ.



Greg Senko


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