Identifying the frequency response of common-mode current on a cable attached to a PCB

Yoshiki Kayano, Motoshi Tanaka, Hiroshi Inoue

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    Common-mode (CM) current on a feed cable attached to printed circuit board (PCB), which is one of main source of undesired electromagnetic radiation problem, is investigated by experimental and finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) modeling. In this paper, frequency responses of CM current on PCB and feed cable are modeled and analyzed as an electromagnetic interference (EMI) antenna, which depends on the configuration of PCB with a wire cable. Several different configurations are prepared to demonstrate the effect of PCB dimension on resonance frequencies of CM current. In the results, EMI antenna in the frequency band around the first resonance frequency was comprised of the ground plane and cable. In order to explain the frequency response of CM current, two EMI antenna models are proposed and demonstrated. EMI antenna is comprised of the ground plane and cable, and the other EMI antenna is comprised of the trace on the ground plane. It is suggested that the result is one of basic consideration for the ground plane with cable that have high EMI problem and resonance frequency of CM current.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1268-1276
    Number of pages9
    JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Aug


    • Common-mode current
    • Electromagnetic interference
    • Frequency response
    • PCB
    • Unbalance

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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