Characterization of power-line filters and electronic equipment for prediction of conducted emissions

Antonio Pérez, Albert Miquel Sánchez, Joan Ramon Regué, Miquel Ribó, Pablo Rodríguez-Cepeda, Francisco Javier Pajares

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    With present-day standards and measurement techniques, it is very difficult to accurately predict the conducted interference levels of an electronic device connected to a power-line filter (PLF). In this paper, a new modal model (which takes into account common- and differential-mode interactions) for an electronic device is presented and tested. This model is used to develop a new methodology for the accurate prediction of the conducted emissions generated by a filtered electronic device. The modal point of view clarifies such phenomena as the loss of efficiency of PLFs and the modal energy exchange due to mismatches and asymmetries in the circuits. This methodology allows an automatic software selection or design of the optimum PLF for a given electronic device. It has been successfully tested using both test devices and actual electronic equipment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)577-585
    Number of pages9
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
    Issue number3 PART 2
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    • Common mode
    • Conducted emissions
    • Conducted interference
    • Differential mode
    • Equivalent circuit
    • Input impedance
    • Power-line filter (PLF)
    • Power-line network
    • S-parameters


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