AutoEMC Newsletter No.22: August 2008
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and EMC Conferences
Annual EOS/ESD Symposium
7-12, 2008 at the Westin La Paloma, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
This is one of the most undervalued areas of EMC in our opinion and one
of the best events that attempts to right this.
Their programme is certainly one of the most comprehensive pre-conference
documents we have seen and there are seminars or workshops aimed at every level.
World Automotive Congress 2008
- 19 September, Munich, Germany.
Automotive Electronics Show
AAE show returns to the Williams F1 Centre in Wantage, Oxford this year on 23rd
Forum Exhibition & Conference
September, Stuttgart, Germany
- 10 October, Munich, Germany
- 15 October 2008 at Newbury Racecourse, Newbury, UK.
This annual conference and exhibition continues into its 5th year as the
only UK event dedicated to the EMC industry.
Electronic in Focus
- 16 October, Baden-Baden, Germany
Conference on Automotive Technologies
- 14 November, Istanbul, Turkey
Automotive and EMC Events can be found listed on the websites events diary page;
amendment to CISPR 16-2-1 is intended to give guidance on the selection of scan
rates and measurement times when measuring impulsive disturbance with the
standards updates from the IEC can be best found via Conformity's update page.
from Interference Technologies Standards Update
Technical Systems Completes Acquisition of Elliott Laboratories, Inc
consolidation in the EMC Test Laboratory business, this takes the NTS test
laboratory sites to 8 across the USA with a further facility in Germany.
Upgrade NSG for Automotive BCI Testing
has upgraded its multifunctional NSG4070 EMC immunity tester to meet automotive
industry standards for bulk current injection (BCI, including ISO 11452-4. The
system features substitution and closed loop test methods, making it suitable
for determining the immunity of electronic components used in passenger cars and
Panels to Assist Prius AC
to rumours, Toyota are looking at installing photovoltaic roof panels on the
next generation Prius to power the air conditioning system.
Although a laudable aim, the power available will be unable to fully run
the AC and the payback period for the carbon reduction of PV cells will easily
exceed the lifetime of a Prius in typical use?
As a Prius fan I hope this proves to be an unfounded rumour.
Trial Electric Mini
the US GM were one of the first major marques to have renewable energy vehicles
with their unfortunately unsuccessful electric EV1, but more recently Toyota and
Honda have shown very clear leadership in the development of cleaner propulsion
with practical hybrid vehicles. Finally
a European marques are waking up, with the help of Zytek the Daimler-Mercedes
Smart electric concept car has been trialled and now BMW are joining the fray
with an electric Mini trial.
Open Systems Architecture (AUTOSAR) Ready to Launch
standard to allow software to be less complex in-vehicle and possibly to make
reuse somewhat easier (as well as integration and inter-operation between
suppliers more straightforward).
time ago there were few forums on the internet where anyone could express their
queries or comments about EMC and the general community, EMC Blog while it
existed was a very one sided affair. The
trade press are introducing such forums and
Interference Technology appears to be leading the way.
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