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April 2016

Grounding and Shielding in Electronics Instrumentation

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Monday, April 4, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Grounding and Shielding in Electronics Instrumentation
Location: Best Western PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites (Burrard Room), 1100 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2B6
Presenter: Dr. Mihai Sima, P.Eng. – Penciltronics, Inc.
Dr. Michael L. McGuire, P.Eng. – Penciltronics, Inc.
Credit: 6.5 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $419.00 + GST = $439.95 until Mar 21, 2016

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Non-Member Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Student Member Price: $249.50 + GST = $261.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by March 21, 2016 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
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The engineering professional will be able to address electromagnetic compatibility and grounding problems, and tune the implementation of instrumentation systems such as to improve their immunity to electromagnetic and electrostatic interference. This course will provide guidance to the engineering professional who needs to address general instrumentation applications in electromagnetic noisy environments.

Seminar Description

The control of noise and electrical interference is an ongoing problem for circuits and systems designers. Without proper grounding and shielding, an electronic system’s function can be dangerously impaired by nearby communications devices, computing systems, or electrical machines. In addition, many jurisdictions are now requiring consumer and industrial electronic systems to have their tolerated level of electromagnetic interference specified and tested. After attending this course, the engineering professional will be able to address electromagnetic compatibility and grounding problems, and tune the implementation of instrumentation systems such as to improve their immunity to electromagnetic and electrostatic interference.
 
This session is geared towards professionals with a strong interest in grounding and shielding techniques. Group design exercises will be included.

Objectives

The course will use an electronic presentation with the attendees being provided a hard copy of all slides with additional notes. Worked examples of system design for proper grounding and shielding based on industrial designs are included.
 
Attendees will:

  1. Review the fundamentals of electrical circuits and electromagnetics;
  2. Study the basic theory of electrical noise and interference;
  3. Identify and assess the major design problems in circuit grounding and shielding;
  4. Learn grounding techniques in Printed Circuit Boards with analog, digital, and mixed-signal circuits;
  5. Learn grounding and shielding techniques for both low-frequency and high-frequency instrumentation circuits;
  6. Address shielding considerations when selecting cabling.

Target Audience

The Grounding and Shielding in Electronics Instrumentation course targets an audience of electronics, electrical, embedded systems, computer, and instrumentation and measurement engineers at Bachelor and/or Master's level. The goal of this course is to provide guidance to the engineering professional who needs to address general instrumentation applications in electromagnetic noisy environments. It is assumed that the attendee has basic engineering knowledge but is not necessarily an expert in instrumentation.

Presenters

Dr. Mihai Sima, P.Eng. – Penciltronics, Inc.

Mihai SIMA has more than 20 years of engineering experience in various academic and commercial organizations as a research and design engineer on various hi-tech projects. He currently works in Integrated Circuits Design and Testing, Embedded Systems, and Instrumentation Electronics. He had been with Philips Research Labs in The Netherlands for four years researching media processors augmented with Field-Programmable Gate Arrays. He was a consultant for Sandbridge Technologies, New York, in the fields of Software-Defined Radios and Digital Signal Processing. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and holds a PhD in computer engineering. Dr. Sima is registered as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Ontario, and the European Union.

Dr. Michael L. McGuire, P.Eng. – Penciltronics, Inc.

Michael McGUIRE has more than 15 years engineering experience in various academic and commercial organizations as a software developer, testing engineer, and researcher. He worked in Wireless Communications, Optical Communications, and Radio-location. He had been with Lucent Technologies in New Jersey, USA for two years researching high-end radio handsets and Embedded Systems. He has performed research for Bell Canada, and is currently a consultant for Wifarer Canada. He is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, holds a PhD in electrical engineering. Dr. McGuire is registered as a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia.



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