Course Syllabus for

EMC, Noise and Noise Reduction
EMC, störningar och störningsbegränsning

EEMN05F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2019
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2017-09-26

General Information

Division: Biomedical Engineering
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: EEMN05
Teaching languages: English, Swedish


EMC - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility - means that electrical equipment must be able to function as intended without interfering or being interfered by its environment. The minimum requirement is defined by the legislation. Knowledge within this area is essential for everyone that will be active as a designer of electronic systems. The course is intended to give the students a fundamental understanding of how electromagnetic noise is generated and how it affects electronic systems and how it can be reduced to avoid malfunction of the systems. An overview is also given of the standards and directives that are mandatory to be fulfilled by electronic equipment


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must Have realised the importance of taking EMC aspects into consideration throughout the complete design process of electronic systems

Course Contents

The concept of decibels, Fourier series. Electromagnetic fields. Sources of interference. Cables. Earthing. Balancing and filtering. Screening. Electrostatic discharge. Frequency properties of passive components. Interference in digital constructions. Noise. Standards and directives. CE marking. Design software.

Course Literature

Williams T: EMC for product designers. Newnes, 2006.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, project

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written report, miscellaneous. Compulsory parts to be passed: Lab exercises including written reports, Project including poster or oral presentation and written report.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: ESS010, EITA35 Electronics, ESSF10, BMEF05 or EEM007 Electrical Measurements, ESS050 or EITF80 Electromagnetic fields or equvalent

Further Information

The course will be given in English on demand

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Johan Nilsson <>
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