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: Aug. 2-6, Seattle, WA)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory

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; Data Communication Systems; Electromagnetic Compatibility; Electromagnetic Shielding; Electromagnetic Wave Emission; Electromagnetic Wave Interference; Printed Circuit Boards; Printed Circuit Design; Fibre Channel Cable Connector Assembly; Signal Induced Electromagnetic Interference; Telecommunication Cables

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Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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Publication Date

01 Aug 1999