The Technician's EMI Handbook: Clues and Solutions

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Elsevier, Jun 15, 2000 - Science - 264 pages
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A hands-on guide to finding the sources of electromagnetic interference and then fixing the problems. Includes basic theory of EMI as well as detailed explanations of why this problem is becoming more serious as the international scope of the communications and electronics industries grow. This book is not a textbook, but rather a handbook that will become a constant source of reference for anyone who runs into trouble with EMI. Includes chapters on grounding, circuit shielding and filtering, preventing EMI in circuit design, as well as EMI sources such as power lines, transmitters, television, consumer electronics, telephones, automobiles, and the ever-frustrating mystery EMI.

There are very few other books available even though EMI is constantly discussed and cursed. Most of the books on the market are about how to prevent EMI in circuit design or approaches to understanding the theory behind EMI. Though this information is important, especially to an engineering audience, these books hold no value at all to the technicians and hands-on practitioners in the fields of communications and servicing.These savvy professionals know that the book they are looking for and need is just not on the market. To get the information they need, this group is forced to read every magazine article they can find on the subject and rely on the advice of other professionals whether through technician groups or newsgroups. This book fills a void in the telecommunications and electronics industries by providing practical troubleshooting information.

  • Addresses the technician's needs and interests
  • Written by an eminent authority in the field
  • Covers correction and prevention of problems with EMI

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Chapter 2 Electrical and Electromagnetic Fundamentals
Chapter 3 Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Interference
Chapter 4 Grounding Methods for RF Systems
Chapter 5 Shielding Electronic Circuits
Chapter 6 Filtering Electronic Circuits
Chapter 7 AC PowerLine and Electrical Device EMI
Chapter 8 Controlling Transmitter Spurious Emissions
Chapter 9 Telephones and EMI
Chapter 13 EMI to Consumer Electronics
Chapter 14 EMI from Computers
Rusty Downspouts and All That
Chapter 16 Radio Receiver Basics
Chapter 17 Dealing with Radio Receiver System EMI
Chapter 18 Electrostatic Discharge ESD
Chapter 19 Regulatory Issues
Appendix A Automotive Interference Solution

Chapter 10 Noise Cancellation Bridges
Chapter 11 Locating EMI Sources
Chapter 12 EMI to Television Cable TV and VCR Equipment
Appendix B FDA Documents on EMI

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About the author (2000)

Joe Carr devoted his life to furthering a wider understanding of electronics and spreading his passion for radio, becoming one of the USA’s best known technical authors with over 25 books and hundreds of magazine articles to his name. Newnes is proud to have published a number of his recent titles, including his last book, RF Components and Circuits.