Electromagnetic compatibility 310

Module code EME 310
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

The module is aimed at providing computer engineering students with a background in electromagnetism and electromagnetic compatibility. Introduction: nature of electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic spectrum, complex numbers and phasors, coordinate systems (cartesian, cylindrical, spherical). Transmission lines: lumped element model, transmission line equations, travelling versus standing waves, lossless lines, input impedance, short and open-circuited and λ/4 lines, power flow, transients on transmission lines, S-parameters. Electrodynamic fields: Maxwell's equations, plane waves in unbounded media, power density, plane waves normally incident on an interface between materials, Faraday's law. Antennas: impedance, radiation patterns, directivity, gain. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC): sources of interference, non-ideal behaviour of passive circuit elements, EMC effects of digital signals, grounding techniques, good printed circuit layout practice, far-field shielding, power supply decoupling, ground loops, differential mode and common mode radiation, cable shielding.

Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 practical per week, 1 tutorial per week, 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 1

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