Prediction of PCB Susceptibility to Conducted Noise at Post-Layout Level

  • Diego Lasagna
  • Franco Schinco
  • Emmanuel Leroux
  • Andrea Delmastro


The consideration of ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) effects in Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) at the design stage reduces costs and time to market. In this paper a tool, PRESTO_CNT, is presented. It can predict the susceptibility of a PCB to conducted perturbations. A What-if analysis facility can optimise the schematic and layout topology for EMC purposes. A case study dealing with the susceptibility of a PCB to conducted Continuous Wave (CW) noise is then given through a comparison between simulations and measurements.


Noise Source Voltage Waveform ElectroMagnetic Compatibility Simulated Waveform Electrostatic Discharge 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Diego Lasagna
    • 1
  • Franco Schinco
    • 1
  • Emmanuel Leroux
    • 2
  • Andrea Delmastro
    • 3
  1. 1.Magneti Marelli S.p.AItaly
  2. 2.High Design Technology (HDT)Italy

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