EMC design reviews are one of the most important tools businesses can utilize in preventing EMC issues from occurring later in development. Our experts have executed hundreds of product launches requiring EMC mitigation and we've collected and documented those lessons so you can benefit from them. Our reviews are tailored to your product technology, your market and the corresponding EMC requirements.
During our reviews, we focus on the key elements that influence EMC performance: enclosures, cables, grounding, shielding, materials, choice of components, electrical design, PCB stackup, routing implementation, choice of operating frequencies, software algorithms, drive strength, pre-emphasis, slew rate controls and on-die termination (ODT) settings.
Our standard lineup of EMC reviews ensures success by preventing unnecessary design iterations and testing:
- Architecture design reviews
- Mechanical enclosure design reviews
- Schematic design reviews
- Printed Circuit Board design reviews
- Component placement review
- Critical route review
- Non-critical route review
- Final review
- Software design reviews
We had the opportunity to review the schematic and layout designs for a consumer electronic product. The product was equipped with WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB and an LVDS display. These technologies all had the potential to pose issues in meeting RF emissions requirements set by the FCC and found in CE-Mark. However, during our review we identified several risk areas and recommended design improvements which were implemented prior to design release and assembly. The product was then prototyped and tested through our pre-compliance test process which confirmed the potential emissions issues had been successfully mitigated with sufficient margin. Our customer felt relieved that they could face significant EMC challenges involving those technologies and still generate a winning design in one iteration.