Dan Beeker Industry Keynote: Electromagnetic Fields for Normal Folks

January 16, 2019 Daniel Beeker

It’s All About the Space! Basic principles of electromagnetic fields, presented in easy to understand language with plenty of diagrams. Discover how understanding EM field behavior allows you to design more robust PCBs with better EMC performance. This is not rocket science, but an easy to understand discussion of how to use PCB geometry to control the fields.

This session will, after an introduction to EM field behavior, describe several effective methods for designing the spaces which are used to deliver power on a PCB. These methods are driven by considerations for how fast the switches are changing states, and the geometry of the spaces and placement of components to properly deliver energy to prevent EMC and signal integrity issues.

 

View Dan Beeker's presentation slides or watch clips from the keynote below: 

 

The Unsung Heroes Of The Industry

 

Dan Beeker On Getting EMC Right The First Time

 

Dan Beeker: It's All About The Space

 

Dan Beeker On Designing With Space In Mind

 

Connecting Electromagnetic Field Science To Circuit Theory

 

Is It Volts And Amperes Or Electric And Magnetic Fields?

 

Dan Beeker On Electromagnetic Field Energy

 

Dan Beeker On Current Flow And The Speed Of Electromagnetic Energy

 

Dan Beeker On The Myths We Depended On

 

Dan Beeker On The Behaviour Of Fields

 

Dan Beeker On Fields And Traces Over A PCB

 

Dan Beeker On Energy Management And The Rules Of Triplets

 

Dan Beeker On Inductors And Capacitors

 

Dan Beeker On Wave Reflection

 

Switching Frequency vs Lumped Distance

 

Dan Beeker Shares One of His Charts

 

Dan Beeker: Fundamentals To Remember

 

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About the Author

Daniel Beeker


With more than 42 years of experience in electronic system design and EMC, Daniel Beeker provides applications support for NXP customers globally with special function development tools and instrumentation (almost all of the "LFxxx" tools on the NXP website).

Daniel also specializes in EMC and signal integrity design techniques for systems and PCBs, especially in low layer count designs. He has completed more than 200 PCB design evaluations for customers and internal NXP products. He teaches field based design techniques at NXP and industry conferences worldwide; more than 100 sessions with more than 5000 attendees since 2010. Daniel is also involved with NXP IC package design and IC development tool teams to support improved EMC performance, working on more than 20 IC designs.

Daniel was the first recipient of UBM Publishing’s 2017 Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award as the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Speaker of the Year.

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