Welcome to Cherry Clough Consultants

Independent consultants who help designers, manufacturers, system integrators, installers, users deal quickly and cost-effectively with real-life interference (EMI), or compliance with EMC and Safety Directives and similar regulations worldwide. All applications, all industries, all sizes/scales.

Our SI, PI & EMC design techniques have been very well-proven for 26+ years to significantly reduce design and development time and cost; overall cost of manufacture; warranty costs, and financial risks, at all frequencies up to 24GHz (so far!) – whatever the relevant EMC standards: from the 'generics' up to the toughest, such as DEF STAN 59-411 Land Class A. 

And our well-proven guidelines for reducing the Functional Safety (and other) risks that could be caused by EMI have now been standardised by both the IET and the IEEE.

Most of our on-line effort is going into our new website emcstandards.co.uk, why not visit?
Keith’s Blog: 
EMC Academycourses & books: https://www.emcstandards.co.uk/emcacademy

Keith's Linked In page: 

...News update 2nd May 2024... 

I’m going to be teaching my world-famous 2-day course: 
Essential and Advanced PCB design and layout techniques
for quick and cost-effective SI, PI, EMC in 2024
”, in:




EMC & Compliance International, 22+23 May 2024
Held in the Dubai Duty Free Grandstand at Newbury Racecourse.
The website is open now, to book exhibition stands; get free visitor tickets; and book places on the excellent conference and training sessions (see the agenda).
We are very pleased indeed to welcome Kenneth Wyatt from the USA,
visiting in person to show how to do bench-top EMC characterisations,
troubleshooting, and fixing, for emissions and immunity.
Use my personal discount code: CCC20
to get 20% off conference / training sessions.

Free EMC magazine: EMC AWARE
This new free on-line magazine makes information on EMC, its technologies and test equipment; events, job adverts, etc. available to all.
Banana Skins continues in its pages, now up to number 950!

Keith has been joined by four Associates:
Andy Degraeve, of The Limit Line, Belgium
Dr Min Zhang, of Mach One Design, UK
Chris Nicholas, of Threysus, UK
Rod Macpherson, of Radiosmith, UK

They each bring new experience and skills to Cherry Clough Consultants Ltd
- check out their details using the left hand navigation bar

Video Webinars of Keith's training courses
are starting to be made available for purchase,

The archive of the popular EMC Journal has been rehosted 
All issues of the EMC Journal, and much else associated with that very successful UK EMC magazine, are archived, but problems with hosting have made them unavailable for a year or so. But now they are back on-line! Visit: www.theemcjournal.com or www.compliance-club.com 

Keith Armstrong's training coursenotes available for on-line purchase
Keeping up-to-date with these coursenotes is better than buying textbooks, because they rapidly become outdated.

Visit emcstandards.co.uk 
The new site for easy and free access to the huge range of Keith Armstrong's published material, and a lot of additional stuff such as EMI Stories, EMC Design Checklists, Webinars, and more.
Register as a Member for even more premium material.
Sign up to the Twitter feed to be kept up-to-date with developments.

For what we used to call "EMC for Functional Safety": 
The current state of the art is: IEEE Std 1848-2020
"Techniques & Measures to Manage Functional Safety and Other Risks
With Regard to Electromagnetic Disturbances

ublished as a full IEEE Standard on 27 April 2021.
Purchase from: 

Keith Armstrong's textbooks 
From October 2018 this is the new site for ordering my books, and some others.
My books are colour-printed 'on-demand' and are not available new from Amazon or other resellers, who might 'mistakenly' list them as being out of print.