AutoEMC Newsletter No.22: August 2008


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Automotive and EMC Conferences


30th Annual EOS/ESD Symposium

September 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.


FISITA World Automotive Congress 2008

14 - 19 September, Munich, Germany.


Advanced Automotive Electronics Show

The AAE show returns to the Williams F1 Centre in Wantage, Oxford this year on 23rd September.


MOST Forum Exhibition & Conference

30 September, Stuttgart, Germany


Telematics Europe

9 - 10 October, Munich, Germany


EMC UK 2008

14 - 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.


Automotive Electronic in Focus

15 - 16 October, Baden-Baden, Germany


International Conference on Automotive Technologies

13 - 14 November, Istanbul, Turkey


More Automotive and EMC Events can be found listed on the websites events diary page;





CISPR-16 Amended

This 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 average detector.


IEC Updates

Further standards updates from the IEC can be best found via Conformity's update page.

Or from Interference Technologies Standards Update




EMC Test


National Technical Systems Completes Acquisition of Elliott Laboratories, Inc

More 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.


Teseq Upgrade NSG for Automotive BCI Testing

Teseq 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 commercial vehicles.





Solar Panels to Assist Prius AC

According 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.


BMW Trial Electric Mini

In 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.;jsessionid=SJ2TMTJJBHOX0QSNDLRSKHSCJUNN2JVN


Automotive Open Systems Architecture (AUTOSAR) Ready to Launch

The 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).





EMC Forums Blosom

Some 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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