Characteristics Analysis of the CM and DM Noise Separator in EMI

EMI의 CM과 DM 성분 분리기의 특성 분석

Park, Chan-Soo

  • Received : 2016.02.01
  • Accepted : 2016.05.12
  • Published : 2016.05.31


To separate the CM and DM noise in the EMI generated in various electrical electronic systems, passive and active separators have been researched. These separators are an important part of an effective active EMI-filter. The passive separator has some advantages, in that it is easy to realize at a low price and its structure is very simple. However, its major drawback is that its accurate inductor realization and accurate core selection are very difficult. The active separator is smaller in size and more accurate, but its main drawback is that an op-amp which has a broad band frequency response is necessary, its cost is high, and a DC power circuit is required. This paper compares the characteristics of EMI filters which apply the existing passive separator and proposed active separator. It was concluded that an active separator is needed for expensive and accurate equipment, whereas a passive separator is sufficient for inexpensive and general purpose EMI filters.


active noise separator;passive noise separator;CM;DM;EMI-filter


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