Think EMC.

Think EMC provide customised training for designers and manufacturers of electronics products in the subject areas of:

  • Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC)
  • Electrical Safety
  • Radio Equipment
  • CE marking, UKCA marking, FCC marking, etc.

Open Access course:
Electronic Product Design for EMC

Tues 30th April to Thurs 2nd May (3 days), Leeds, UK

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Download the course outline here

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Courses Overview

Training ranges from 1 to 4 days of intensive training delivered on-site at your company or at an agreed venue.

We take a Descriptive not Prescriptive approach.

Prescriptive = A list of facts. Follow this list of commandments. But what to do when you encounter something that isn’t on the list?

Descriptive = Here is the underlying theory. Here are a set of tools and mental models to help you THINK about and analyse any problem. A swiss army knife rather than a hammer.

We don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach.

You may have express interest in PCB design for EMC success, or in a particular Electrical Safety standard. All of our courses are customised to meet your specific needs.

Popular Courses

Electronic Product Design for EMC

Our most popular course! Suited for electronics engineers who are actively involved in designing PCBs and systems.

Download the course outline here.

A typical 3-day course syllabus is:

  • Introduction to EMC – establish why we should care
  • The simple physics of EMC with a lot of intuitive live demos
  • Common EMC problems, their causes, and how to avoid them
  • Typical EMC tests and setups
  • EMC regulations, standards, marking

Introduction to Electrical Safety

From the perspective of the EU/UK regulations such as the Low Voltage Directive, this 1-day course covers:

  • Electrical safety regulations and standards
  • Hazards: type, classification, and severity
  • Safeguards used to protect the user from hazards
  • Specific throughout examples from EN 62368-1 and EN 61010-1
  • Common safety problems and how to mitigate them

A Trusted Training Partner

We have been chosen to deliver training to a wide range of companies and organisations.

See the list here.


James Pawson has worked in the field of EMC and regulatory compliance for electronic products since 2008.

His specialities are delivering thoughtfully designed training, quickly fixing difficult EMC problems, and in providing advice to help designers achieve success the first time round.

He established and runs Unit 3 Compliance, an EMC, Safety, Radio, and Environmental test laboratory in Bradford, UK.


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Attendee Feedback

“Thanks James, it is not always possible to say this about training especially on dry subjects like compliance, but we did really enjoy it and more importantly came away with a renewed confidence in what we are doing. You were able to create two bespoke sessions for us which hit all the points we needed. Your depth of knowledge and real-world experience seem to have no end, even when faced with products as complex as ours and your enthusiasm for your chosen field was plain to see throughout.” GW (Intro to Compliance, EMC and Safety, 2 day custom course)

“The course went very well and James was excellent all throughout the week. Extremely knowledgeable and passionate about EMC. Everyone learnt a lot during the training and truly enjoyed it.” AF (Product Design for EMC)

“The obvious passion that James has for the subject of EMC came across strongly in the training. He presented ways of looking at situations that help you understand what’s going on without getting bogged down in too much theory…along with the excellent demonstrations this really brought what can be a dry subject to life. I definitely left the training with a much better understanding of the pitfalls that await a product design that has been undertaken with little consideration of the potential EMC issues.” CH (Product Design for EMC)

“Thanks again for the training you did for us last week.  We all found it very useful and enjoyed it!” PL (Fundamentals of Design for EMC)

“I feel more confident making design decisions, before I would have just done things without understanding why…” MH (R&S Talk “We Need to Talk About Ground”)