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The re-emission spectrum of digital hardware subjected to EMI

Flintoft, I D, Marvin, A C, Robinson, M P, Fischer, K and Rowell, A J (2003) The re-emission spectrum of digital hardware subjected to EMI. IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility. pp. 576-585. ISSN 0018-9375

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Abstract

The emission spectrum of digital hardware under the influence of external electromagnetic interference is shown to contain information about the interaction of the incident energy with the digital circuits in the system. The generation mechanism of the re-emission spectrum is reviewed, describing how nonlinear effects may be a precursor to the failure of the equipment under test. Measurements on a simple circuit are used to demonstrate how the characteristics of the re-emission spectrum may be correlated with changes to the digital waveform within the circuit. The technique is also applied to a piece of complex digital hardware where Similar, though more subtle, effects can be measured. It is shown that the re-emission spectrum can be used to detect the interaction of the interference with the digital devices at a level well below that which is able to cause static failures in the circuits. The utility of the technique as a diagnostic tool for immunity testing of digital hardware, by identifying which subsystems are being affected by external interference, is also demonstrated.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2003 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Keywords: digital circuits, immunity, jitter, radio frequency interference, re-emission spectrum, timing delay, PREDICTION, SYSTEMS
Academic Units: The University of York > Electronics (York)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2005
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2013 14:28
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TEMC.2003.819058
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/631

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