Seminar: EMC Essentials - Theory & Troubleshooting

Two-day Short Course, September 19-20, 2017 | NTS Longmont

Registration for this class is open June 25, 2017 - August 25, 2017
Learn how to design electronic products to comply with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements!
Early bird discount of $200/attendee if payment is received by August 12th

If you're familiar with this short course offered by NTS you know that it is a unique blend of theory, application and demonstration. Besides the excellent book, EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers, you’ll have the option to purchase the excellent textbook from Würth Electronics: Trilogy of Magnetics, at a discount. A special module has been added to course materials, which discusses some examples from the book. In addition, Würth and other vendors will be demonstrating their latest EMC related instruments and filter components.

This is a two-day course, and the curriculum is broken down as follows:

EMC Theory (Part 1)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Attendees will be introduced to basic EMC theory; units of measurement, time and frequency domain, differential and common mode currents, radiated emissions, PC board layout, shielding, transmission lines and magnetics. In addition, special guest presenter, Dr. Eric Bogatin, will present a segment on "Power Distribution Network (PDN) Design for Low EMI”.

Day one is crucial to understanding the day two presentation, as it will also include demonstrations of many of the basic product design principles.

EMC Theory (Part 2) + Bench Top EMI Measurements and Troubleshooting

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

We’ll continue with ESD and system design, followed up with practical, low-cost, tools and techniques that can be used for pre-compliance measurements as well as troubleshooting EMC problems in a more formal setting. We’ll demonstrate several probing and analysis techniques that will help identify EMC issues quickly. Several actual case studies will also be described.

Who is this course for?

This course is a must for technicians, engineers, managers, or anyone tasked with the job of getting a product through EMC compliance testing.

To reserve your seat

Download the registration form by clicking the link below and submit to Marie Oster.

Seminar Details


$1,295 per person

Companies sending more than one person can also receive the $200 discount for each additional attendee.

Space is limited



NTS Longmont
1601 Dry Creek Drive
Suite 2000
Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 776-7249


  • Hard copy of course materials
  • Copy of Ken Wyatt’s EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers
  • Discounted ferrite sample kit from Würth Electronics and other vendor gifts
  • Snacks, refreshments, and lunch will be provided both days

About the Instructor

Kenneth WyattKenneth Wyatt

Sr. Technical Editor | Interference Technology Magazine

Mr. Kenneth Wyatt, is an expert in the field of EMI/EMC. He has over 30 years experience in the field, and has been responsible for taking numerous products, both commercial and military, through design compliance testing. Ken understands not only the techniques of good EMC design, but also the nuances of troubleshooting elusive EMC problems.

He has published numerous articles for magazines including EE Times, Microwave Journal, EDN, Interference Technology, and InCompliance and has presented his EMC courses worldwide. He authored “The EMC Blog” at for three years, coauthored the book, EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook for Product Designers, and is currently the senior technical editor for Interference Technology Magazine.

Eric BogatinDr. Eric Bogatin

Dean of the Teledyne LeCroy Signal Integrity Academy, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado - Boulder

Eric Bogatin received his BS in physics from MIT and MS and PhD in physics from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He has held senior engineering and management positions at Bell Labs, Raychem, Sun Microsystems, Ansoft and Interconnect Devices. He has written six technical books in the field and presented classes and lectures on signal integrity world wide.

In 2011, his company, Bogatin Enterprises was acquired by Teledyne LeCroy. After concluding his live public classes in 2013, he devoted his efforts into creating the Signal Integrity Academy, a web portal to provide all of his classes and training content online, for individuals and for companies.


“I really thought you did a great job teaching us about ESD issues last month. I told my boss that your seminar was the best I have attended to date.” Dave H.

“Good info on general theory – provides a nice point-of-entry for the beginner.”

“The best part of the course was the troubleshooting methods and equipment.”

“Good course with lots of info!”

“Loved the practical tips and tricks; especially the troubleshooting tips.”

“Great review of concepts. I liked the sharing of the EMI kit and the troubleshooting techniques.”

“The demonstrations and the DIY tips for building and using your own testing equipment were the best part for me.”

“The instructor was good…very helpful!”

“The demos really bring ideas to light and the troubleshooting tips were very enlightening. Overall the course was very good.”

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