Meeting Notice

The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society presents:

Simple Analog Filtering”

Presentation Part 1

Presentation Part 2

 Tom Holmes

Candace R. Suriano

John R. Suriano

Vino Pathmanathan


Date: January 21, 2010

Time: 5:30 PM

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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5:30 – 6:00 Pizza and Refreshments provided by:    TÜV SÜD America, Inc. Plymouth, Michigan 


6:00 – 8:00 Presentation

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Simple Analog Filtering


  Simple Analog Filtering with Demonstrations is a great refresher on the art of simple analog filtering.  Analog filtering is a powerful tool used in the practice of Electromagnetic Compatibility.  In digital filtering the pole and zero positions are determined and then the filter is synthesized.  Simple analog filtering involves adding capacitors and chokes in various configurations to obtain the desired filter.  An analog filter changes its characteristics with frequency.  A choke or capacitor could act as an inductor or capacitor depending on the frequency of interest. Join us for Simple Analog Filtering with Demonstrations.


Topics Covered:

1) Line to line filtering

2) Low pass filtering

3) Insertion loss

4) S-parameters

5) Chokes


Tom Holmes Bio:
Tom Holmes is a graduate of Kettering University/GMI, and was recently an RF & Microwave Applications Engineer for Agilent Technologies.  Prior to that he was supervisor of the Electronic Validation Testing Lab and EMC Development for ITT Industries in Dayton, OH. He has three patents, two related to EMC suppression of Automotive DC motors. His hobbies include amateur radio (N8ZM), fast cars, and grandson EJ.

Candace R. Suriano Bio:
CANDACE R. SURIANO received her doctorate in Electrical Engineering in 2003 from the University of Dayton. Candace is involved with consulting, IEEE Southeastern Michigan work and parenting under the auspices of Suriano Solutions. She is a member of the Kettering University Electrical Engineering Department Advisory Board. She has one patent in the area of EMC. Candace has been chair of the Basic Antenna and Probe Workshop at four of the IEEE EMC symposiums. Candace and John Suriano work together in many areas--they have had seven children and five papers together.


John R. Suriano Bio:
JOHN R. SURIANO received his doctorate in Electrical Engineering in 1992 from Purdue University. He works for Nidec Motors & Actuators. John has 13 patents and has authored numerous papers on electric machines and electromagnetic compatibility.


Vino Pathmanathan Bio:
Vino Pathmanathan received his BSEE in 1994 and his MSEE in 1996 from Wright State University in Dayton Ohio. He worked for ITT as an automation engineer and then as a controls engineer becoming an EMC test engineer in 1998. Vino then worked for Valeo. He next was in charge of the TRW EMC lab. Vino is currently working for ESG Automotive as a Sr. EMC Systems Engineer and as an EMC consultant. Vino's spare time is spent with the lovely and intelligent engineer Mrs. Gowry Pathmanathan and their son Prathossh.


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