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The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society Chapter Proudly Presents

EMC Fest '2007 

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May 3, 2007

Product Filtering for EMC


Location (see map below): Canton Summit on the Park, Canton, Michigan

46000 Summit Parkway

Canton, Michigan 48188

(734) 394-5480


Vendor Information


Industry renowned speakers:

Michael Cannon – TDK

Tom Holmes – Agilent Technologies

Jim Muccioli – X2Y Attenuators

Jeff Bruce – Steward / Laird Technologies


The Canton Summit on the Park

Program Overview: 

Filtering is the heart of every EMC engineering job. Understanding how your filter will interact with its surroundings is part and parcel of your job. Cost, frequency range of the material, shielding needed to protect the filter circuit are all important aspects of a filter. In the interest of advancing filtering knowledge, we have asked four industry leaders to come and explain some of the important tools necessary to advance filtering.


The IEEE EMCFest 2007 speaker information:



Michael Cannon Bio:

Michael is a graduate of the University of Illinois where he received his B.S. in Ceramic Engineering/Electronic Materials. He began working at TDK in 1996 in the product marketing and engineering group and is currently a Senior Manager in the Product Marketing Department.  He is also heavily involved in the Electronic Components Association (ECA) where he serves as the Chairman of the Committee on Ceramic Dielectric Capacitors and as a member of the CARTS program committee.  Previously, he has presented at the AEC Reliability Workshop, CARTS, and IMAPS.  Prior to TDK, Mr. Cannon worked at CTS Microelectronics and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.  Mike is currently the Senior Manager, Product Marketing Department, TDK Corporation.


Thomas Holmes Bio:


Tom Holmes is a graduate of Kettering University/GMI, and is currently 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


James Muccioli Bio:

Mr. Muccioli is the Chief Technology Officer with X2Y Attenuators, LLC an Intellectual Property Company that develops advanced passive component solutions for the electronics industry.  Mr. Muccioli has over twenty years of specialized experience in EMC design, analysis and testing, both with Daimler Chrysler and United Technologies.  He is inventor or co-inventor of 19 Patents while at Daimler Chrysler. Mr. Muccioli is currently both Chairman of the SAE Integrated Circuit EMC Task Force and a former Member of the Board of Directors of the IEEE EMC Society and was the only member of the EMC Society to be selected as an IEEE Fellow in 1998 for contributions to integrated circuit design practices to minimize EMI. Mr. Muccioli is a NARTE certified EMC and ESD engineer and an active member of SAE J-1113/J-551 EMC committees.  He has taught EMC courses at Lawrence Technical University and the University of Michigan-Dearborn as well as seminars through Jastech-EMC Consulting, LLC. Jim has BSEE and MSEE degrees from the University of Michigan and is a co-inventor on numerous adaptations to the X2YŽ Technology


Jeff Bruce Bio:

Jeff is a graduate of Clemson University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ceramic Engineering.  He joined Steward in 1982 as a Process Engineer.  Jeff became Director of Engineering in 1993, moved to Sales in 2003 and currently serve as Technical Director for EMI Products.  His work activities are spread across Automotive Market sales growth, New Product Development, and Application Engineering.  As of December 2006, Steward became the fifth business unit of Laird Technologies.


May 3, 2007 Schedule






Tutorial #1 Mike Cannon



BREAK & Exhibits



Tutorial #2 Tom Holmes






Tutorial #3
Jim Muccioli



BREAK & Exhibits



Tutorial #4
Jeff Bruce



Ice Cream Social Reception
Door Prizes





Note: The scheduled times may be subject to change without advance notice.


** **Lunch will be penne pasta with marinara, roasted herb chicken, roast top sirloin, garden salad, fresh seasonal vegetables, roasted garlic redskins, coffee, tea, decaf, rolls, butter and assorted desserts.

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The Program

EMC Fest '2007 sessions will cover the following:



Mike Cannon Abstract:
Understanding the Total EMC Process

This presentation will provide a better understanding of the complete process of identifying and resolving EMI.  By understanding specific filtering needs in a variety of applications, we will address the solutions and resources available to an engineer including:

1.  Component selection at board level design
 2. Test chambers
 3. Test Systems


Tom Holmes Abstract:
Noise Figure, signal compression, noise from filtering

Noise Figure, signal compression, noise from filtering and effects of splicing, are potentially important but rarely understood or appreciated issues.  In this demonstration we offer a hands-on opportunity to find out why a pre-amp may or may not help you find that small signal hiding under the noise floor.  You will understand alternatives to using pre-amps, the warning signs of signal compression, and risks associated with pre-amps.  The demonstration also shows how you can use a network analyzer to save your reputation.  Come visit us for the Noise Figure Demonstration.


Jim Muccioli Abstract:
Demystifying Automotive EMC Applications: Filtering and Decoupling Strategies


Automotive EMC is a unique subset in the field of EMC that has both stringent requirements and cost-reduction pressures. Most automotive products require low-cost innovative approaches to meet OEM requirements. This presentation will highlight several automotive products/applications and detail proven low-cost strategies for filtering and decoupling by answering two questions:
1.      What are we trying to do?
2.      Are we following fundamental EMC concepts?



 Jeff Bruce Abstract:
EMI Suppression with Ferrite Components


This presentation will start with a brief look at common EMI sources and the means of EMI energy propagation.  A review of the magnetic properties of ferrite materials will lead to a discussion of what distinguishes an inductor core from an EMI filter or choke core.  Design and application considerations such as applied voltage, circuit current, signal & noise frequencies, and temperature range will lead to an understanding of how to select the right ferrite device as a reliable EMI solution.

Accurate Spice models can be a valuable tool to predict the function of passive components in active circuits.  However, if the performance of a passive device, like a ferrite chip bead, changes as current increases, then a Spice model based on "no load" performance is misleading, and therefore, of little value.  The value of dynamic Spice models that accurately predict the performance of chip beads under changing load conditions will be illustrated



Tabletop exhibits will be open during registration, lunch, all breaks, and the reception. Access to tabletop displays is available during the sessions, but the displays may not be manned during those times.

Hotel Information

*Comfort Inn – Plymouth Clock Tower is offering reduced room rates for reservations. IEEE Special Room rates of $67 are available (single or double occupancy), plus tax. There are a LIMITED number of hotel rooms at this price. You must mention "IEEE EMC Fest" to get this special rate and reserve your room by April 10th. After which rooms and rates are subject to availability. The Comfort Inn Plymouth is located 15 miles from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Contact Tamera Dye at 734-455-8100 X412 to make arrangements. Airport shuttle is NOT available through the hotel.



Registered Before April 15th


Registered after April 15th and at the door:


Non IEEE Member Additional Charge:


Full -time University Students


Retired IEEE Member


EMC Fest Record, with advance registration:





**Web Registration Closes at Noon EDT on 4/27/2007





IEEE EMCFest Committee

Committee Chair
Kimball Williams
Denso International America Inc

CD ROMs,  Vendor Exhibits & Dinner
Robert Kado

Registrations & Website
Scott Lytle
Yazaki North America
6800 N. Haggerty Road
Canton, Michigan 48187


Matt Feusse
Yazaki North America
6800 N. Haggerty Road
Canton, Michigan 48187


Technical Program
Suriano Solutions



Available at EMC Fest only. Advance registrants receive one free copy at EMC Fest.

The registration fee includes one copy of the EMC Fest CD ROM, continental breakfast, lunch, and reception. The organizing committee reserves the right to substitute speakers, restrict size, or to cancel the EMC Fest. In the event EMC Fest is canceled by the organizing committee, registration fees will be fully refunded. Individuals that cancel their registration prior to April 15 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be made to individuals who cancel their registration after April 15th. Attendance is limited. Registration will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.


Registrations must register online by using the on line EMC FEST 2007 REGISTRATION FORM

Please make checks payable to: EMC Fest '2007.

Checks may be mailed to:

IEEE EMC Fest '2007
c/o Scott Lytle
Yazaki North America
6800 N. Haggerty Road
Canton, MI 48187


Sponsored by the Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Society.

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