The mission of the Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility (CEMC) is to support research and education in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and signal/power integrity (SI/PI). CEMC's goal is to develop the knowledge base, tools, and people necessary to solve the EMC/SI/PI problems of today and tomorrow.
Good EMC/SI/PI design is essential for successful product development and customer satisfaction. The purpose of EMC design is to ensure that an electronic system can function in the presence of external electromagnetic noise while its radiated electromagnetic interference does not affect the functionality of other devices; the purpose of SI/PI design is to ensure proper circuit operation at high speeds. CEMC works with its industrial members to help solve problems related to EMC and SI/PI, which can significantly decrease the reliability, increase the cost, and delay the development schedules of modern electronic systems.
Advancing EMC/SI/PI technologies can increase the economic competitiveness of the U.S. by improving the hardware in new technologies for 5G wireless, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and more. The research can also have profound impacts on society and improve national security, in an information era in which our society is more dependent than ever on data connection and the internet of things.
The need for EMC/SI/PI research and education grows rapidly to enable and support technology revolutions and development. CEMC will continue serving as a resource center for the EMC community, facilitating research collaborations, disseminating results, and transferring knowledge.
CEMC research addresses new challenges caused by higher data rates, greater design density, and lower power, as well as new scopes required to solve issues such as novel ways for high-frequency EMC measurements and hardware-related security problems. To do this, CEMC focuses on five topic areas:
CEMC studies underlying noise physics and coupling mechanisms for various issues such as radiated electromagnetic interference, electrostatic discharge, radio-frequency interference, and hardware security. Based on the gained understanding, engineering design tools, models, and methodologies for achieving electrostatic discharge-robust, immunity-enhanced, SI/PI-ensured, electromagnetic interference and noise mitigated, safe and secure design are investigated, developed, and disseminated throughout the industry.