"A structured approach to EMI resistant IC design"

- Jean-Michel Redouté, Monash University, Australia

The overall effect of electromagnetic interference (EMI) which is injected conductively into the leads of an integrated circuit (IC), is difficult to predict accurately owing to the fact that all the existing coupling paths need to be taken into account. Robust integrated circuit topologies attempt to suppress the induced nonlinear distortion caused by conducted EMI as well as the detrimental EMI induced DC shift, both of which impair the circuit to operate correctly. Present tutorial presents a structured approach to identify and increase the immunity to EMI on-chip, and discusses circuit designs with a high degree of immunity to EMI which have been reported in the literature.