The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society Chapter Proudly Presents

EMC Fest '2013 

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Event Video:


May 9, 2013

"Designing Automotive Components to Meet EMC Requirements"

 Location: Canton Summit on the Park, Canton, Michigan

  Map Link: 46000 Summit Parkway

Canton, Michigan 48188

(734) 394-5480

Early registration ends May 1

Important Registration Information - Please read First!





Industry renowned speaker:

Mr. Jeremy Campbell

The Canton Summit on the Park


Jeremy Campbell







Biography: Mr. Jeremy Campbell, P.E. received a BSEE degree West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1999 and a MSEE degree in Power Electronics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2005. Presently, he is the EMC Lab Supervisor at the GM Advanced Technology Center, Torrance, CA. At GM, he is responsible for testing, troubleshooting, and designing mitigations for EMC issues related to EV & Hybrid Powertrains. Jeremy has previously worked at NAVSEA Dahlgren, VA and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville, TN.
Jeremy has authored many publications and patents related to EMC, RFI, and power electronics. He is a member of both the IEEE EMC and the IEEE Power Electronics Societies. His professional activities include currently serving as the Secretary of Special Committee 3 (SC3) on Transportation Systems EMC and a committee member of the Special Committee 1 (SC1) on Smart Grid. He is a licensed professional engineer, journeyman electrician, amateur radio operator (KC8FEI), and an instrument rated private pilot.


May 9, 2013 Tentative Schedule


Proposed Topics for EMC Fest 2013 – Jeremy Campbell

Registration & Continental Breakfast 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Topic 1: 8:30 am – 10:00 am EMC Fundamentals

Whether you are a new or seasoned engineer, having a strong foundation in EMC fundamentals ensures success. Keeping EMC in mind during all phases of the product’s development reduces test and troubleshooting time while subsequently lowering cost. This lecture will provide a practical engineering knowledge of the following:

o EMC regulatory requirements

o Fourier transforms & frequency spectrums

o Electric & magnetic fields

o Radiated & conducted emissions in common & differential modes

Vendor Tables: 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Topic 2: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Power Electronics and EMC

Power electronics are a necessary evil when it comes to our modern lives and EMC. Power electronic inverters and converters have significantly enhanced the use of consumer products by enabling power to be converted and distributed more efficiently. In turn, their inherent by product is EMI. Knowing what to expect from your power electronic design and deploying appropriate countermeasures early in the design phase will ensure a successful EMC product. A highlight of this session includes:

o Switched mode power supplies (dc/dc converters)

o Adjustable speed drives (inverters)

o Pulse width modulation and frequency spectra

o Common mode current paths & system "grounding

Buffet Lunch: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Topic 3: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Filtering For Emissions and Immunity

Whether your product is being designed to meet FCC, automotive, aerospace, or military requirements, knowing the appropriate EMI mitigation techniques and the limitations of non-ideal components are keys to saving valuable time. Important items to consider include:

o Filtering components and topologies

o Non-ideal components

o Positive and negative effects of filtering

Vendor Tables 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Topic 4: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Demos

Finding the source of your EMI issues is sometimes harder than implementing the solution. This lecture will demonstrate simple troubleshooting techniques that you can use at your job tomorrow. Additionally, the importance of proper circuit board ground planes, filtering, and decoupling will be shown. A summary of this lecture is as follows:

o Circuit board clock traces - troubleshooting techniques

o Circuit board clock traces - filtering

o Wire harness routing and header filtering

Reception: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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



Participants can earn 0.6 Continuing Education Units or 6 Professional Development Hours from the IEEE, if they have an engineering background for just an extra 15 dollars.  Just pick CEU Certificate $15 from the drop down materials menu on the registration page.  After EMC Fest, you will be sent an email with info detailing the CEUs you have earned, as well as a printable PDF certificate.  


** **Lunch will be Mostaccioli , roasted herb chicken, garden salad, green beans almandine, roasted garlic redskins, coffee, tea, decaf, rolls & butter and assorted desserts.


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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 SUITES in Canton is offering reduced room rates for reservations. Special Room rates of $74.00 are available (king suites), plus tax.  Internet, pool, exercise room and breakfast are free. There are a LIMITED number of hotel rooms at this price. You must mention "EMC Fest" to get this special rate and reserve your room by April 7. After which rooms and rates are subject to availability. The Canton Comfort Suites Hotel is located 11 miles from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.  From I-275 take exit #25 (Ford Road/Mi-153) West. Travel approximately 1/4 of a mile to Haggerty Road. Turn right on Haggerty Road and proceed approximately 100 yards. Comfort Suites will be on the right (across the street from Ikea).

Contact Nader at 734-981-2440 to make arrangements. Airport shuttle is available every 60 minutes 24/7 for $20 round trip through the hotel.  Call 734-981-1010 for pickup at ground transportation.  A free Hotel shuttle will also be available to and from the Summit.



Registered Before May 1st


Registered after May 1st  and at the door


Non IEEE Member Additional Charge


Full -time IEEE University Students


Full -time Non-IEEE University Students


Retired / Unemployed IEEE Members


CEU Certificate


EMC Fest Record CD ROM, with advance registration


Extra copy CD ROM



**Web Registration Closes at Noon EDT on 5/1/2013




IEEE EMCFest Committee


Trisha Taylor


Committee Member
Kimball Williams


Event Committee
Candace Suriano
Suriano Solutions


 Vendor Exhibits & Dinner
Robert Neff


Registrations & Website
Scott Lytle
Yazaki North America

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


Keith Frazier
Ford Motor Company




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

The registration fee includes one copy of the EMC Fest Proceedings,  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 May 1 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be made to individuals who cancel their registration after May 1. 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 2013 REGISTRATION FORM



IEEE EMC Fest '2013
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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