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Date: March 12, 2019

5:30pm: Networking/light dinner
6:30pm: Presentation
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Location: 7layers


Automated Design Rule Check for EMC Design


Federico Centola, Google


The EMC design of PCBs often requires board reviews and inspections to insure that EMC guidelines are followed and that are no major EMC design violations. This review process is very often a manual process, time consuming and prone to errors especially when large PCB with multiple layers have to be examined. Automated Design Rule Checking (DRC) tools have been available for years but are not always used because the set-up time may also be very time consuming and because the results usually contain many non-critical violations. This presentation discusses the utility of DRC for EMC, possible ways of automating the process and the importance of having customized rules and design parameters.


Federico Centola

Federico Centola received his Laurea degree in electrical engineering from the University of L'Aquila, Italy and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering in 2003 from the Missouri Science and Technology University. After his graduation he has worked for 5 years as Senior Application Engineer and Associate Line of Business Manager for Flomerics, a company that specialized in Electromagnetic numerical simulations using the 3D Transmission Line Matrix method. For 9 years he has been an EM Technologist at Apple. In the technology group, he developed design methodologies and tools for the Apple EMC and EM Design groups. He worked on iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and different iMac products. Since 2017, he has joined the Platform group at Google where he works as a Lead EMC Designer. Federico Centola has authored or co-authored a number of papers and patents. Numerous times he has been an invited speaker at IEEE conferences and he has been serving for many year as reviewer for the IEEE Transaction on EMC.