Title

Mechanism and Validation of USB 3.0 Connector Caused Radio Frequency Interference

Abstract

The mechanism of a universal serial bus 3.0 connector caused radio frequency interference (RFI) to a nearby antenna is studied. The connector radiation is modeled by an equivalent stripline-fed slot antenna, based on the analysis of the common mode current path on the connector structure. With the proposed connector model, the original connector radiation source can be replaced by an equivalent magnetic dipole source, which is directly correlated with the physical quantity on the connector. Applying reciprocity theorem, the equivalent dipole source can be applied to predict the coupled noise power to the antenna. The proposed connector radiation mechanism and model are validated through full-wave simulation and measurement. The application of the magnetic dipole source for RFI estimation is demonstrated in a real laptop system.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Comments

National Science Foundation, Grant IIP-1140110

Keywords and Phrases

Connector; Current Return Path; Magnetic Dipole; Radio Frequency Interference (RFI); Reciprocity; Slot Antenna; Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0018-9375; 1558-187X

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

16 Jul 2019

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