AutoEMC Newsletter No.20: December 2007
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and EMC Conferences
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.
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.
of Signal Integrity, EMI, Crosstalk and Grounding in High Speed Printed Circuits
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.
an Email to Daniel.Beeker@freescale.com with your name and company address
information to reserve a place.
EMC Week and Technical Exhibition
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
EMC 2007: Navigating Automotive Compliance
review of this years conference
results from the questionnaire are now posted on-line.
our events calendar we are now listing for 2008, please send in any relevant
events you feel would be of interest.
61326-2-2 Ed. 10 -Corrigendum
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.”
Automotive EMC Standard
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
3C Test Automotive EMC Seminar Reviewed
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.
Enhance Mobile EMC Test Capability
QinetiQ’s EMC Group has enhanced its mobile test capability and can now
provide on-site EMC evaluation for all vehicle platforms and installations.
brings Internet Protocol under the Hood
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.
Cell Division on the Move
Power Systems is transferring its division for fuel cell applications in
passenger cars to a new company whose primary stakeholders are Daimler and Ford.
Automakers push IC System-Level Approach
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.
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
Christmas, a Happy New Year and Happy Holidays to all our subscribers.
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