EMC Fest 2018


EMC Fest '2018

May 10, 2018

Topics: See Agenda Below

Important Registration Information - Please read First!


 Location: Embassy Suites 19525 Victor Parkway, Livonia, Michigan,48152, USA


The Art and Science of EMC Design -  Colin Brench


Colin is a joint author of the following Kindle textbook available on Amazon for $23.74:

EMI/EMC Computational Modeling Handbook - 2nd Edition, Kindle Edition


Event Slides

Note: Early Registration Prices end April 21, 2018 at 12:01 AM



IEEE Members Registered Before April 21 


Non-Members Registered Before April 21


IEEE Student Members Before April 21 


Vendor Extra Staff Before April 21 


Retired / Unemployed IEEE Members Before April 21 


CEU Units *


EMI/EMC Computational Modeling Handbook (Kindle)*








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  Date and Time




  • 19525 Victor Parkway
  • Livonia, Michigan
  • United States 48152
  • Building: Embassy Suites

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  • Scott Lytle Registrar.  scott@emcsociety.org 734-983-6012



  • Starts 05 January 2018 08:00 AM
  • Ends 10 May 2018 03:48 PM
  • All times are US/Michigan
  • Admission fee ?
  • Menu: Regular, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Vegan
  • Register


Colin Brench of Amphenol High Speed Interconnects,


See Agenda


Colin E. Brench (M'80-SM'04) is currently a Principal Engineer at Amphenol High Speed Interconnects, in Nashua, New Hampshire, where he is responsible for the EMC aspects of high data rate (10 to 56 Gbps) interconnect schemes.

He received his B.Sc. (Hons) in Electronic Engineering at The City University, London, in 1975, and has been particularly active in the areas of EMC, antennas, and shielding behavior since the early 1970's.  Colin has presented numerous EMC workshops and training classes that embrace a broad range of topics including microprocessor packaging, printed circuit module issues, system design, and shielding.  He is a co-author of the book, EMI/EMC Computational Modeling Handbook (Springer, 2nd Edition 2001), has authored over 20 technical papers and articles, and holds 12 patents for various methods of EMI control. 

Colin is a Senior Member of the IEEE, member of the EMC Society since 1980, and an iNARTE certified EMC Master Design Engineer.  He was appointed a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE EMC Society for 2001 and 2002, and has given several seminars for various IEEE chapters and sections.  In 2002 he was awarded the Certificate of Technical Achievement by the IEEE EMC Society for his contributions to the development of EMC modeling directed to understanding EMI shielding and antenna behavior.  

Colin has also been active in IEEE EMC-S standards, IEEE EMC-S Technical Committee 9 (TC-9), ANSI ASC63, and served 11 years on the IEEE EMC-S Board of Directors. 


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Program Outline: Thursday May 10, 2018

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








Session 1 – The Science of EMC Design

This will look at the underlying physics of different topics; such as shielding, antennas, and coupling.  Also the details of what is actually known will be considered.

10:00   Break & Exhibits  

Session 2 –
 The Tools Used for EMC Design

In this section, the means of solving the above physics problems will be covered, that is; computational techniques, analytic techniques and more.  Here the importance of what is not known will also be discussed

12:00   LUNCH


Session 3 – The Art of EMC Design

The correct application of the tools will be covered in this piece.  Understanding the tools’ true capabilities to address a given problem and their limitations will be the focus.  The importance of the engineer’s existing skills is a major component at this stage of a design.

2:00   Break & Exhibits 


Session 4 – Design Verification and Validation

Validation of a design will include various measurements and the use of alternate design tools to confirm the design expectations.  All of this finally comes together at the qualification stage, but by this point the EMC design engineer should know what risks exist and have backup plans in place.

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.            

Tentative Lunch Menu:


Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Caesar Salad

Warm Garlic Bread Sticks

Fettuccine Noodles & Penne Pasta

Creamy Alfredo & Tangy Marinara Sauce

Meatballs & Italian Sausage with Peppers

Spicy Broccoli in Chicken Broth

Coffee & Iced Tea

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: EMC Fest 2018" to get this special rate and reserve your room by April 13. After which rooms and rates are subject to availability. The Embassy Suites Hotel is located 22 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.


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