The EMI performance of cable-connector assemblies designed for FC-0 transmission has been studied. Two types of cable and two connector styles were evaluated. Experimental results show that the dominant radiation mechanism for short cable lengths is the common-mode current caused by source and PCB skew that leaks to the exterior of the shield via the transfer impedance of the connector. However, the cable imbalance becomes a more significant source of common-mode current than the source skew when the cable assembly is tens of meters long

Meeting Name

IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, 1999


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

EMI Performance; FC-0 Transmission; PCB Skew; Cable Imbalance; Cable Shielding; Cable Testing; Common-Mode Current; Data Transmission; Dominant Radiation Mechanism; Electric Connectors; Electric Impedance; Electric Variables Measurement; Electromagnetic Induction; Electromagnetic Interference; Experimental Results; Fibre Channel Cable-Connector Assemblies; Protocols; Shield; Short Cable Lengths; Signal Induced EMI; Source Skew; Telecommunication Channels; Transfer Impedance; Untwisted Wire Pairs

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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