Distinguished Lecturer Public Talk on Electromagnetic Compatibility

15 Apr 2016 - 15:15

Two public talks will be given on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) by a visiting lecturer, Prof Ram Achar from the Department of Electronics at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario in Canada.

He is part of the IEEE Distinguished Lecturers Program and an expert in the field of EMC.

Dates and Venues

He will give 2 public lectures:

  • 3 May 2016 at 10:00: University of Pretoria, CEFIM building auditorium
  • 5 May 2016 at 09:00: Stellenbosch University in the 2nd floor reception area of the E&E Engineering Building

There will be a short coffee break half-way through each lecture.

Anyone is welcome to attend, although the seating might be limited.


Prof Achar’s talks will focus on “Demystifying Signal Integrity in High-Speed Designs“.

With the increasing demands for higher signal speeds coupled with the need for decreasing feature sizes, signal integrity effects such as delay, distortion, reflections, crosstalk, ground bounce and electromagnetic interference have become the dominant factors limiting the performance of high-speed systems. These effects can be diverse and can seriously impact the design performance at all hierarchical levels including integrated circuits, printed circuit boards, multi-chip modules and backplanes. If not considered during the design stage, signal integrity effects can cause failed designs. Since extra iterations in the design cycle are costly, accurate prediction of these effects is a necessity in high-speed designs. Consequently, preserving signal integrity has become one of the most challenging tasks facing designers of modern multifunction and miniature electronic circuits and systems. This talk provides a comprehensive approach for understanding the multidisciplinary problem of signal integrity: issues/modeling/analysis in high-speed designs.


Please register for the talks at the following web-addresses before 28 April:

The meeting will be registered for ECSA CDP credits.


More information is provided in the attached documentation (download PDF above)

Alternatively, if you have any other questions, please contact Dr Gideon Wiid, Lecturer in the Department of E&E Engineering at Stellenbosch University on Tel: (021) 808 3748 and Email: wiidg [at] sun.ac.za.

Acknowledgement: Photo above from www.sun.ac.za.