AutoEMC Newsletter No.13: March 2006

  

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Automotive and EMC Conferences

   

Automotive EMC 2006

The programme is now available and on-line and we again have a very exciting programme of papers that covers the field of Automotive EMC from design to test and features 4 papers examining the new EU Automotive EMC Directive that comes into force this year.

www.autoemc.net/Conference/2006/Programme.htm

Delegate booking forms are also now available on-line.  This year delegate numbers are limited so bookings early is advisable and discount fees for members of FEANI registered organisations (IEE, IMechE etc.), plus RIN, IEEE and SAE members, are only available up to 3rd April.

www.autoemc.net/Conference/2006/Delegate.htm

  

Engineering Integrity Society Presents The 23rd Instrumentation, Analysis & Testing Exhibition

8 March 2006, Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire, UK from 10:00 to 16:00.  The event is free to enter and includes 2 free access seminars.

http://www.e-i-s.org.uk/conf.htm

  

Low Inductance Capacitor Packages

15 March 2006, X2Y Training Video Presentation by: Dr. Howard Johnson at 5:30pm.  The event will be held at X2Y Attenuators, 37554 Hills Tech Drive, Farmington Hills, Michigan.

http://www.emcsociety.org/eventregistration.html
  

Technology and Traffic: How We Can Give You a Safer, More Reliable Road Trip using Technology
20 March 2006 at 6.00 pm (refreshments from 5.30 pm), lecture by Archie Robertson, Chief Executive, The Highways Agency, The IEE, Savoy Place, London, UK.  
http://www.iee.org/events/austin.cfm

 

The IEE Seminar on Safety Critical Applications from Aerospace to Automotive
22 March at MTU Museum, MTU Aero Engines GmbH, Munich, Germany
http://www.iee.org/events/safetycritical.cfm

   

EMC for Functional Safety
6th June 2006, Savoy Place London, UK. A one-day training course run by the Institution of Electrical Engineers, UK
http://www.iee.org/Events/emcfunct.cfm

 

Nav 06 Call for Papers

Advanced notice of the Land Navigation, Location & Safety conference at Henry Ford College, Loughborough, UK from 31 October to 1 November 2006 has been issued.  Papers on vehicle satellite navigation, fleet service, location based services, stolen vehicle tracking etc are some of the topics suitable.  For more information go to the website or email: conference@rin.org.uk

www.rin.org.uk

     

Advanced Automotive Electronics Conference 2006

A review of this event which ran in January has been posted.  Next years conference is already in planning.

www.autoemc.net/Newsletter/Issue13/aae2006.htm

  

   

Standards

    

EU EMC Directive

At the end of this month (31st March) the UK Department for Trade and Industry (DTI) will be issuing a consultation document on the new EMC Directive 2004/108/EC (hopefully to also include the new automotive EMC directive).  Those interested in contributing to the consultation should contact the DTI directly or watch out for more information in our April bulletin.   

http://www.dti.gov.uk/strd/emc.html

    

  

EMC Test

    

Intertek-Entela China Prepares Seminars Series

These training seminars running throughout 2006 include stress testing and global market access program, aimed at the Chinese automotive and electronics supply marketplace.

www.autoemc.net/Newsletter/Issue13/Intertek1.htm

  

 

Design

    

Ultracapacitors, the New Powertrain Technology?

There appears to be a resurgence of interest in Super/Ultracapacitors in the last few months and the technology is now at a maturity that might gain acceptance in the ultraconservative automotive market.  Maybe the time is now right for this technology with applications other than just hybrid vehicle powertrain.

http://www.automotivedesignline.com/howto/177101534

  

Capacitors Can also be Switches

Today's cars have increasing numbers of switches and buttons for control, infotainment, and security, which need to be easily installed into more contoured control surfaces. Here's one cost-effective, reliable approach with no mechanical parts using capacitive sensor technology, this Automotive Designline "how-to" explains further.

http://www.automotivedesignline.com/179103420

   

Silver Retains Top Spot

In Issue 6 we reported that Silver was the most favoured car colour in the World, a recent article from DuPont re-iterates the dominance of the colour choice in every geographic market and every vehicle segment with the exception of light trucks (where White Van Man still reigns supreme!).

http://www2.dupont.com/Automotive/en_US/news_events/article20051123.html

 

  

Miscellaneous

  

Website Statistics for 2005

The Automotive EMC Network web stats for 2005 have been compiled and last year showed a phenomenal success with hits on just under 320,000 for the year.

www.autoemc.net/Newsletter/Issue13/WebStats2005.htm

 

Website Sponsors

We are pleased to welcome back sponsors Transparent Engineering, EM Test and Interlek ETL Entela  as page sponsors for 2006.  We are equally pleased to welcome new sponsors DARE Developments and EMV Ltd.

  

Technical Papers:   

Transparent Engineering   

www.autoemc.net/Papers

Standards Pages:   

DARE Development   

www.autoemc.net/Standards

Newsletter Pages:   

Interlek ETL Entela   

www.autoemc.net/Newsletter

Test Pages:   

Interlek ETL Entela   

www.autoemc.net/Newsletter

Equipment Pages:   

EM Test AG   

www.autoemc.net/Test

Links Pages:   

EMV Ltd   

www.autoemc.net/Linkspage

Design Pages:   

Available   

www.autoemc.net/Design

   

 

Newsletter

 

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www.autoemc.net/Newsletter

 

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