Long known for its academic papers and presentations, the EMC+SIPI Symposium in 2023 featured more practical tutorials and workshops than ever before. See photos from the technical sessions and workshops.
The annual IEEE Symposium on EMC and SI/PI was held in Grand Rapids, Michigan July 30 through August 4. The good news: the symposium attendance was back to pre-COVID level of about 1,300. While the event has always been a venue for academic paper presentations, additional good news was the continued emphasis and expansion on practical workshops, tutorials and live demonstrations for working engineers and product designers.
The event was held in the DeVos Place Convention Center (Figure 1) in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich. adjacent to the picturesque Grand River, across from the campus of the Grand Valley State University, a center of excellence for EMC education.
While it was nearly impossible to cover all the presentations, I’ll try to hit the highlights. The major focus was certainly on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), but there were special workshops on automotive, machine learning, signal and power integrity and military/aerospace.
The IEEE Symposium on EMC and SI/PI has become one of the largest EMC-related symposia in the world and this year has attracted many more international attendees. Part 2 will describe highlights from the exhibit hall.
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A new presentation concept this year was a short course on SI/PI by John Golding. The annual “EMC Basics” workshop has been renamed as the Henry W. Ott [1936 – 2021] Fundamentals of EMC and taught by a panel of experts in their fields. This was hosted by my friend and colleague, Professor Arturo Mediano, from Spain (Figure 3).
One very popular part of the event was the “EMC Experiments” sessions held in the exhibit hall. These were a series of presentations with live demos showing various EMC concepts in practice. Figures 4 through 8 highlight the sessions.