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IEEE Ottawa Section July 2019 Newsletter
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July 2019 Newsletter

Presented by the Ottawa Section Electromagnetic Compatibility Society:

An Evening with Power Integrity Experts

Date: Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Fidus Systems, 375 Terry Fox Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2K 0J8

Parking is Free

Registration: Free
Preference given to IEEE EMC and CPMT society members. 
Seating is limited. E-mail to RSVP

Event Contact: Dr. Syed Bokhari, Chairman, IEEE Ottawa EMC chapter (

Power Integrity - Best Design Practices
Hisham Abed, P.Eng.

The presentation will cover basics of PDN design and the three most common problems. Root cause analysis of problems and solutions to mitigate them will be presented. A demonstration using Ansys SI wave will be included if time permits.

Speaker Bio
Hisham Abed is currently a Signal Integrity Specialist with Ericsson. Hisham received his BSEE degree in Telecommunication from University of Aleppo in Syria. He obtained the Ontario Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) license in 2007. He has held senior engineering positions at Nortel and Ericsson for the last 20 years. His areas of interest include hardware design with focus on high-speed serial links and timing design with highdensity synchronous interfaces. He has expertise in the use and automation of Ansys HFSS and SIWave.

Power Integrity Optimization amidst MLCC Shortage
Dr. Ihsan Erdin

How does one determine the minimum number of decoupling capacitors required? First, we are facing a shortage of MLCCs today. Secondly there is a widespread deployment of handheld devices. Saving a few components can address both challenges. A new optimization process will be presented to address this problem. 

Speaker Bio
Ihsan Erdin received the M. Sc. degree from Middle East Tech. U, Ankara, Turkey in 1993 and the Ph.D. degree from Carleton University in 2001, both in electrical engineering. From 1995 to 1996, he was a research fellow at DRDC Ottawa. From 2000 to 2007, he worked as an SI/PI engineer at Nortel in the Passport Project. Since 2007, he has been working in the same job function at Celestica Engineering Design Services in Ottawa. He is an adjunct faculty member with the Electronics Department of Carleton University since 2007. Dr. Erdin is a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario and a senior member of IEEE. He also serves as a member of Signal and Power Integrity Technical Committee (TC-10) of EMC Society. His research interests are analytical methods in electromagnetics as applied to printed and integrated circuit structures.


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Presented by the Ottawa Section Women in Engineering Affinity Group:

GNSS Antennas for Autonomous Vehicles: What You Need to Know!

Date: Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: 4359 Mackenzie Building, Carleton University

Refreshments will be served!

Registration: Free
E-mail to RSVP

Event Contact: Anastassia Gharib, Ottawa Section WIE Vice Chair (

Precise and reliable positioning recently became a critical property of autonomous vehicles like drones, driverless cars and more. Tallysman Wireless will explain why the GNSS antenna is the most important component for accurate positioning and will present the challenges of selecting the appropriate GNSS antenna for diverse types of autonomous vehicles. Multiple properties of a GNSS antenna like its phase center variation, ability to reject interferences or multipath and sensibility to its environment will be analysed and guide lines will be proposed.

Speaker Bio
Julien Hautcoeur received the M.Sc. degree in radio communication systems and electronics from the Ecole Polytechnique of the University of Nantes, Nantes, France, in 2007 and the Ph.D. degree in signal processing and telecommunications from the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes 1, Rennes, France, in 2011. In 2011, he was involved in postdoctoral training at the University of Quebec in Outaouais (UQO), Gatineau, QC, Canada. His research field was optically transparent antenna systems for telecommunications. Since 2014 he works at Tallysman Wireless in Ottawa, Canada and specialized in the design of high performance GNSS antennas and associated electronics.

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