EMC Fest

Save the date for EMC Fest 2018 – May 10, 2018

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EMC Fest 2017

May 11, 2017

“Kenneth Wyatt”

Book Sales Ended Friday 4/21/17 at 12 AM

We may have a few books at the door on a first come first serve basis.

Please use this link to order the book from Amazon 

Kenneth is the co-author of EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers


Important Registration Information – Please read First!

EMC Fest 2017 Sponsors

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Vendor Table Registration –  

Vendor Dinner Registration 

Venue: Embassy Suites in Livonia


This program is focused on developing a Personal EMC Troubleshooting Kit and using it to perform Key Pre-Compliance Tests that will meet today’s challenges of tight engineering budgets. A review of EMC Basics and Product Design Fundamentals will keep the “Focus of EMC” at the forefront of your designs. Mr. Kenneth Wyatt has developed an outstanding approach that can be implemented for less than $5,000.00, including a spectrum analyzer! Those attending will greatly benefit from Ken’s tutorials and classroom experimentation of these recommended tools. His experience as lead EMC engineer for HP and Agilent Technologies and his independent consulting for a period of over 30 years, will provide interesting insights to his practical approach in solving EMC issues.

Hotel Information: Embassy Suites is offering a limited number of reduced rate rooms for $121. Internet, Pool, Cocktail Reception and breakfast buffet are included. You must mention “Group ID:385806” to get this special rate and reserve your room by April 15. After which rooms and rates are subject to availability. The Embassy Suites Hotel is located 18 miles from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. From I-275 take the 7 Mile Road – East. Travel approximately 1/4 of a mile to Victory Parkway. Turn left on proceed approximately 1/4 mile. Embassy Suites will be on the left . Contact (734) 462-6000 to make arrangements. Airport shuttle is not available so plan a taxi or car to travel to the hotel.

Program Outline: Thursday May 11, 2017

6:00 Vendor Table Setup (till 8:30)






9:00 Session 1 –
10:00 Break & Exhibits
11:00 Session 2 –
12:00 LUNCH


1:00 Session 3 –
2:00 Break 7 Exhibits


3:00 Session 4 –
4:00 Reception


5:00 Close of EMC Fest

NOTE: breaks will be scheduled at the speaker’s discretion.  Table-top displays (exhibits) will be open during registration, lunch, all breaks, and the reception.  Access to the table-top displays is available during the technical sessions, but the displays may not be manned during those times.

Kenneth Wyatt

Kenneth Wyatt Bio

Kenneth Wyatt is president and principal consultant of Wyatt Technical Services LLC, as well as the senior technical editor for Interference Technology. He has worked in the field of EMC engineering for over 30 years. His specialty is EMI troubleshooting and pre-compliance testing and is a co-author of the popular EMC Pocket Guide and RFI Radio Frequency Interference Pocket Guide. He also coauthored the book with Patrick André, EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers, with forward by Henry Ott. He is widely published and authored The EMC Blog hosted by EDN.com for nearly three years. Kenneth is a senior member of the IEEE and a long time member of the EMC Society. He may be contacted at ken@emc-seminars.com or kwyatt@interferencetechnology.com. Check out his web site for more technical information, training schedules, and links: http://www.emc-seminars.com.

EMC Fest 2017

Session 1 – EMC Essentials
DM & CM Currents & Hidden Antennas
PC Board Design Basics
Decoupling & Filtering
Grounding & Shielding

Session 2 – Common EMC Issues
Radiated Emissions
How Resonance Affects Emissions
Dealing with ESD
Radiated Immunity
Issues Incorporating Wireless

Session 3 – Developing an EMC Troubleshooting Kit 
Affordable Spectrum Analyzers
Real-Time Spectrum Analysis
DIY Near-Field & Current Probes
Use of Harmonic Comb Generators
Use of a TEM Cell
Troubleshooting Techniques

Session 4 – Pre-Compliance Testing & Case Studies
Setting Up a Pre-Compliance Test Lab
Key Tests that May be Easily Performed In-House
Case Studies – Real Life Solutions

IEEE Members Registered Before April 15 (with book) $120
Non-Members Registered Before April 15 (with book) $145
IEEE Student Members Before April 15 (no book) $25
Vendor Extra Staff Before April 15 (no book) $50
Retired / Unemployed IEEE Members Before April 15 (no book) $25
Member Early (no Book) $50
Non-Member Early (no book) $75
All Late Registrations (no book) $100
* Requires additional use of registration system.


For EMC Fest 2017 Vendor Table Registration questions Contact Bob Neff  bob@emcsociety.org


EMC Fest 2015 Pictures from EMC Fest 2015: http://www.emcsociety.org/EMCFest2015/EMC_Fest_2015_Pics.htm

EMC Fest 2014 Pictures from EMC Fest 2014: http://www.emcsociety.org/EMCFest2014/EMC_Fest_2014_Pics.htm

EMC Fest 2013 Video

IEEE EMCFest Committee

Speaker Arrangements
Kimball Williams

Continuing Education
Candace Suriano
Suriano Solutions

Vendor Exhibits & Dinner
Robert Neff

Registrations & Website
Scott Lytle
Yazaki North America

Matt Feusse
Yazaki North America

Michael Tykoski
Yazaki North America

Keith Frazier
Ford Motor Company

Audio Visual
Malcolm Lunn
Ford Motor Company


Save the date for EMC Fest 2018 – May 10, 2018



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