Webinar: Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) Design Basics

Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) is typically defined as the ability of a product to function in its environment without introducing electromagnetic disturbance. The product must:

  • Tolerate a specified degree of interference
  • Not generate more than a specified amount of interference
  • Be self-compatible

In this webinar we will examine options for performing a quick EMC analysis where no setup is required, and also more in-depth EMC analysis options that are driven by EMC properties assigned during schematic capture. The process to perform an EMC analysis will be demonstrated, with a subsequent review of the results. Methods for corrective action will also be demonstrated followed by verification of issue resolution. In the Zuken CR-8000 flow there is no need for intermediate files to interface with third party tools for EMC analysis. All EMC checks are conducted directly within the PCB Design tool, CR-8000 Design Force. 

What you will learn:

  • Design tips for achieving good EMC results
  • Methods to mitigate EMC concerns
  • Directing Shield Issue in 3DHow to specify compliance thresholds and set weightings
  • How to check up to 36 different EMC rules including:
  • Track shielding
  • Return path track
  • Decoupler placement
  • Direction Shielding

Who should attend:

PCB designers, electrical engineers, engineering managers.


23 minutes


Craig Armenti
Senior Technical Marketing Manager for PCB Products, Zuken USA, Inc.

Craig ArmentiCraig focuses on working with customers to deliver and implement solutions that provide Process Improvements and drive the utilization of Best Practices. He has a wealth of PCB Design and Engineering experience. Craig has held Application Support and Management positions with several major telecommunication companies. He holds Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology and Master of Business Administration degrees.