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: https://www.emcstandards.co.uk/blog
On-line training courses & books: 
https://www.emcstandards.co.uk/online-training 
Keith's Linked In page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-armstrong-449801172/ 

...News – October 2021... 
Keith will be teaching two EMC design courses, on-line in November 2021:
1) “Good, Cost-effective, SI, PI, and EMC Design for PCBs”, Nov. 18+19
2) “Good EMC Practices for Equipment, Systems and Installations”, Nov. 25+26

You can register for either/both via:
https://events.magnetevents.com/Event/emc-at-pcb-and-system-level-with-keith-armstrong-44697

EMC & Compliance International 2021 extended until 30th July 
more than 3 full days of video presentations and PDFs
available on-line 24/7 for only 50 GB Pounds! 
(+ UK VAT where appropriate)
www.emcuk.co.uk/emcuk-2021  

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

COVID-19 - Business as Usual ! (with a lot less travelling)
We are still providing EMC, SI and PI design reviews & fixing, and our world-famous training courses, using a mixture of videoconferencing, email, text, phone (and even fax).
Why not use the lockdown to progress new product design/development with everyone working from home offices – there's no reason to stop any design/development projects, even as regards EMC! We can even do some EMC pre-compliance testing ourselves.

Keith Armstrong's training coursenotes now available for on-line purchase
These updated PDFs include detailed change records so you don't have to read through them to find the updated material. 
This way of learning good EMC design is better than buying textbooks (which are out of date for years) or attending annual training courses (where most of the material is the same as the year before, you can't simply attend the new or improved material).

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
"

p
ublished as a full IEEE Standard on 27 April 2021.
Purchase from 
https://standards.ieee.org/standard/1848-2020.html
 

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.