AutoEMC Newsletter No. 1: June 2003


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Automotive EMC 2003 Conference:


The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Automotive Division have agreed to co-sponsor the conference and the UK EMC Chapter of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) are providing co-operative sponsorship. Members of these professional bodies are offered a 25% discount on the delegate fee. If you can help advertise the conference at your place of work posters are also available.

The call for papers has now been issued for this conference and anyone interested in presenting should send in a synopsis by the 20th of this month. - LINK EXPIRED

There is a half-day seminar on Automotive EMC organised by the IEEE EMC Soc. UKRI Chapter and hosted by MIRA on Wednesday 18th June 03. - LINK EXPIRED

Another forthcoming EMC conference to look out for is EMC York 2003 at the University of York on 1st July 03. - LINK EXPIRED





A report discussing the changes that were made to ISO 10605 in 2001 updating the previous technical report of 1995 and issuing the Automotive ESD test document as a fully released ISO standard. The report considers the ISO standard in relation to SAE equivalent standard J1113/13 and implications for OEM ESD specifications.



Automotive EMC Test Facilities:


The Automotive EMC page sponsor, Triple-C Technology have changed their name to 3C Test and extensively updated their website. The company has been VCA approved for 95/54/EC and ECE R10.02 testing and, while not yet a fully approved technical service, can now perform all the required e-mark EMC testing for ESA's without requiring a VCA witness to attend. This includes issuing the job numbers and filing the necessary paperwork to make the e-mark approvals process a much simpler task.

Several more test houses have been added since launch, especially US test houses where response has been very positive to the site.

A second page of general EMC test houses has also been added for those visitors wanting to examine other test facilities that might not specialise in Automotive EMC testing.



Automotive Design Consultancies


Transparent Engineering, another of our page sponsors, has recently obtained a patent for a lead frame method of producing a DC-DC converter, initially targeted at 42V Powernet to 14V power conversion products.


More consultancies have been listed, although response from this sector has been slower than expected. The responses to date have mainly been from the UK, if you know of any Automotive Electrical/Electronic design consultancies that are not listed, please send their URL to or by return with the subject "Design Consultancies".

The site also is compiling a listing of Tier1/2/3 suppliers of electrical/electronic products to the automotive industry; again if you know of companies not yet listed please send their URL's.





A review from an Automotive electrical design perspective of the recent IEEE Symposium on EMC held in Istanbul is available for those interested in what Automotive papers were presented at this symposium.

Some of the papers from the IEEE Symposium in Istanbul have been kindly provided by their authors and links to others papers are provided or in the pipeline.



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