2012 Spring Section Conference

The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society presents:

Time-Domain Measurement Method to Guard Against Preamplifier Saturation


Power Point Slides


Speaker: Matthew Jackson

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Registration Opens at 4:30 PM, This Presentation is at 5:00 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

Driving Directions

Information for this event online at: http://ewh.ieee.org/r4/se_michigan/Spring2012/


The Technical presentation is FREE for members and $10 for non-members.
If you are staying to see the keynote speaker and dinner, there is a  charge.


Link to Registration: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/9965

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Event Schedule:

4:30pm - 5:00pm Registration - Tables Student / Vendor Tables / University Tables - Student Posters

5:00pm - 6:00pm 1st Technical Track (Matt's Talk takes place in this track.)

6:00pm - 7:00pm 2nd Technical Track

7:00pm - 7:30pm Sponsor Tables, Student Posters, Networking

7:30pm - 8:15pm Dinner, Recognition, Sponsor Recognition

8:15pm - 9:00pm Keynote Presentation

9:30pm - Adjourn


This presentation investigates the cause of preamplifier saturation, discusses the 1 dB compression point and considers the ramifications of collecting data with a saturated amplifier. Two common saturation analysis methods, the attenuator check and band-pass filter, are considered as ways to guard against preamplifier saturation. After a brief discussion on the amplifierís input signal and its composition, a time-domain measurement method, consisting of seven steps, is introduced as another way to prevent preamplifier saturation.


Matt Jackson received a BSE in electrical engineering in 2005 from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. He currently works in the EMC laboratory at DENSO International America, Inc. as a senior EMC test engineer. Matt is an iNARTE certified engineer and member of the IEEE. His hobbies include spending time with his wife, traveling, participating in church activities and fixing anything that is broken.


Matthew Jackson


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