Electromagnetic Compatibility: A Mechanical Engineer’s Perspective written by StarFish Medical mechanical engineer, Nathan Müller, is an exclusive feature in the December 10, 2019, online edition of MD+DI (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry). Sub-headed When considered at early stages, engineers can make electromagnetic compatibility an integral part of the design approach, the article covers how devices can be effectively sealed against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and strategies to rethink the problem from a systems level.
Müller explores Jargon, Systems Level Considerations, Mechanical Design Considerations, Mechanical Requirements, and Types of Materials.
He notes: “EMC should be considered first from an EE’s perspective, addressing concerns at the PCB level. MEs can get involved when enclosing the PCB or device. This is a collaborative effort. Both specialties should work through planning and execution. The ability to leverage a range of materials and components for EM enclosures allows engineers to make informed choices to meet the EMC requirements of a device. When considered at early stages, engineers can make EM an integral part of the design approach.”
Nathan Müller, EIT, is a mechanical engineer at StarFish Medical. Nathan’s skills are centered around mechanical design and medical device product development. He works with multidisciplinary teams to develop and produce varied and complex medical devices. Nathan’s work experience also includes wet laboratories, solar power systems, and building services.