The project aims at the development of novel and optimized methods for modeling and simulation of electromagnetic interference (EMI) of electronic based systems (EBS).

Project Objectives

Currently, physical prototypes are necessary for pre-qualification of electromagnetic interference (EMI) of electronic based systems (EBS). Although it is state of the art to design specific circuit blocks based on simulation, there is no holistic concept to predict EMI of complete systems, i.e. an equipped printed circuit board (PCB) with attached devices, as the complexity of electromagnetic interaction cannot be handled with current approaches.

Silicon Austria Labs and its partners want to establish beyond state-of-the art methods in modeling, simulation and measurement of power electronic (PE) components and systems to target future applications and overcome tomorrow‘s challenges.

The main challenges and topics of this research project are:

  • Modeling of all active and passive components of one or multiple hardware demonstrators, with special focus on high power SiC transistors
  • Modeling of PCB and EMI measurement setup
  • Identifying the major problems in EMI simulation for power electronics and showing how to overcome them

Expected results:

  • Comparison of the suitability of commercially available tools for the simulation of single components, printed circuit boards and EMC test setups
  • Development of an optimized and future-proof workflow for EMI simulation of PE systems

Project facts

Title: Pre-Estimation of Electromagnetic Interference of Electronic Based Systems (PREMI)

Program: Cooperative Research Project

Project duration: January 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024 (30 months)

Your contact person

Foto von Dr. Bernhard Auinger

DI Dr. Bernhard Auinger

Head of Research Unit | Coexistence & Electromagnetic Compatibility (CEMC)


Research program

Cooperative research project, which belongs to SAL research program 1 “Virtual Prototyping and Model based Design with x-in-the-loop testbeds”; Major Research Topic PE-1.1: Model based design for electromagnetic compatibility (DfEMC).

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