AutoEMC Newsletter No.14: June 2006


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Note: we do not usually issue news bulletins during the summer months of July and August due to the slow down in general that all businesses experience during, what for most, is the holiday period.  However, given the change in the EU Automotive EMC regulations due to come into force on 1st July 2006 we may issue a mid-summer bulletin if any new information comes our way.


Automotive and EMC Conferences


IEEE EMC Society Electromagnetic Scanning

Presented by Doug McKinnon on 8th June 2006, 5:30 PM at University of Michigan , School of Management , Fairlane Center North - Room 110, 19000 Hubbard Drive , Dearborn , MI 48126.  Attendance is free.


Automotive EMC 2006

The annual Automotive EMC Conference was another success and a full review will be posted in the next Newsletter.  In the meantime the results of the questionnaire are available showing what the delegate thought of the event.


Free Flomerics Courses in June

There are a range of free courses on Flomerics Microstripes (19th June) and FloEMC (15th June) being run at their UK headquarters at Hampton Court in Surrey.  Please contact their marketing department ( or visit their website for more details.



Another free event at Queen Mary, University of London will take place on June 21st 2006.  This workshop will run between 10am and 5pm and includes a hands-on session which will be an excellent opportunity to experience the  functionality of CST MICROWAVE STUDIO®. Places are limited so please register online for this free workshop: CST Connect Workshop Series 2006 - London

The Physical Agents (EMF) Directive IEE Seminar
Friday 16 June 2006, Savoy Place, London, UK.  This seminar will present the provisions of the new directive which will be transposed into UK law. Attendees will receive information which will provide valuable assistance and guidance in setting up their processes and procedures for demonstrating compliance with the new legislation. Both manufacturers, operators and users of power frequency and radio frequency equipment need to be aware of their obligations and the action they have to take to be compliant.


Oxford University Summer Courses

There are a range of courses in EMC, Signal Integrity and RF design available throughout the month of June.




EU Automotive EMC Directive

Details of the phase out of the old directive 95/54/EC in the UK are provided in the Department for Transports guidance note (also notified in the May bulletin). Guidance for Businesses - EMC.doc


ERA Offer for Readers

ERA have made an offer for reader to subscribe to their EMC & Safety newsletter and their Standards Alert mailing.  There are also samples of these two products available to view/download via the e-mail offer we have now put on-line.  Anyone genuinely interested please contact ERA directly.



EMC Test


3C Test Ltd Moves to Silverstone 

3C Test Limited has moved to a brand new custom-built facility at the home of British Motorsport, Silverstone Circuit, in Northamptonshire. The new facilities include a 10m CISPR 16 Semi Anechoic Chamber, with 4.5m entry doors and a true 10m transmission length.





Safety Drives Automotive Body Electronics Computers

It is not so much a question of which automotive systems are safety related, but are there any systems which are not?


Students Design Set To Reduce Number Of Crashes On Our Roads

A unique design assesses driver reaction times and establishes whether driver is suffering from driver fatigue.  The design is to be showcased at MADE IN BRUNEL student show, 4 7th June 06, Business Design Centre, Islington.





European Automotive Technology Roadshow

We rarely run coverage of overtly commercial activities on the site, but this idea seems like a good opportunity for many of our supporting organisations to get close to their customers at a relatively low cost (compared to large exhibitions).  European Automotive Design Magazine in association with Dream Marketing International Ltd are putting on a travelling roadshow to visit several automotive Tier 1 suppliers.  At just under £10,000 it's definitely too rich for ourselves, but other readers companies may be looking for such a marketing opportunity.


EMC is not a New Phenomena

Just to prove the case, we have copied an item from the Daily Mail, 21 April 1926 edition that illustrates just how long both EMC and the use on antenna on-vehicles has been around.  This has been included purely for a bit of fun but is indicative of in many respects how little has changed in the last 80 years.





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