AutoEMC Newsletter No.20: December 2007


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Automotive and EMC Conferences


EMC Technical Documentation

York EMC Services is running thier EMC Technical Documentation course on the 15 January 2008. As well as continuing to provide all the essential information for those currently needing to use Technical Construction Files (TCF), this course will prepare those in engineering management, approvals engineers and quality managers for forthcoming changes to legislation.


Innovative Braking 2008

The 4th Annual Congress is being held in Frankfurt between 1st and 4th April, 2008 at Steigenberger Airport Hotel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  The basic challenges for innovative braking systems are to shorten the braking distance and to improve long-time high durability. Nowadays intelligent new developments are necessary as the brake is integrated in the chassis control system. Lots of innovations are on their way due to new material developments and more complex electronic systems.


Control of Signal Integrity, EMI, Crosstalk and Grounding in High Speed Printed Circuits

On 10-11th December 2007 between 8:30 to 5:00 at Schoolcraft College - VisTaTech Center, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI  48152-2696 in the Auditorium.  The presenter is Rick Hartley who we at AutoEMC have personal experience of attending his Signal Integrity seminar in the UK and can openly recommend.

Send an Email to with your name and company address information to reserve a place.  


ASIA-Pacific EMC Week and Technical Exhibition

Being held in Singapore between 19th and 23rd May 2008. Due to popular request, the deadline for the submission of preliminary papers has been extended to 23rd December 2007.


Automotive EMC 2007: Navigating Automotive Compliance

The review of this years conference

and results from the questionnaire are now posted on-line.


For our events calendar we are now listing for 2008, please send in any relevant events you feel would be of interest.





IEC 61326-2-2 Ed. 10 -Corrigendum

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has issued a Corrigendum pertaining to IEC 61326-2-2 Ed. 1.0 (2007-11). Corrigendum 1 affects “electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use – EMC requirements – Part 2.2: Particular requirements – Test configurations, operational conditions, and performance criteria for portable test, measuring, and monitoring equipment used in low-voltage distribution systems.”


Generic Automotive EMC Standard

The AutoEMC Networks’ own Generic Automotive EMC Standard is now easier to access via the standards page after some problem of location issues from our visiting public.  Apologies for not making it easier to find, this was purely accidental and we were somewhat surprised by the interest.


EMC Test


First 3C Test Automotive EMC Seminar Reviewed

On 13th November 3C Test Ltd held the first of what they hope to be a series of seminars at their Silverstone facility, a review of the day is provided for those who were unable to attend the event but may be considering a future date.


QinetiQ Enhance Mobile EMC Test Capability

UK-based QinetiQ’s EMC Group has enhanced its mobile test capability and can now provide on-site EMC evaluation for all vehicle platforms and installations.





BMW brings Internet Protocol under the Hood

Its enough to makes your eyes roll and give up on the automotive electronics sector!  It a research project at the moment but BMW believe this could be the future of in-vehicle communications?  Well I let you decide.


Fuel Cell Division on the Move

Ballard Power Systems is transferring its division for fuel cell applications in passenger cars to a new company whose primary stakeholders are Daimler and Ford.


Safety-Conscious Automakers push IC System-Level Approach

The ability of microcontroller- and microprocessor-based systems to satisfy car customer needs for comfort, safety, infotainment is fuelling an explosion of applications and of cooperation between automakers and chip companies.





Subscribers and SPAM

Again we have suffered more SPAM as the year progressed despite our efforts last Christmas.  Again we have upped the anti-SPAM software and early results suggest it is catching 99% of real SPAM, however, a few genuine e-mails have been caught so we apologise if you have attempted to subscribe recently and not had an acknowledgement, please try again.


Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and Happy Holidays to all our subscribers.





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