AutoEMC Newsletter No.23: December 2008


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Automotive and EMC Conferences


For our events calendar we are now listing for 2009, please send in any relevant events you feel would be of interest.





SAE International and AEM Sign Standards Development Agreement

The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOU) to further the development of standards for the off-highway industry.



EMC Test


AR Release Automotive Transient Generator System

Possibly not since they had their fall-out with EM Test has AR really had much to offer the Automotive test field, so although this looks rather large, it also looks relatively comprehensive.


So Do Kikusui

Must be the latest thing as within the same month as AR announce a transient tester, so did Kikusui?  I recall the days when only Schaffner (now Teseq) made this type of equipment, just shows how popular Automotive EMC testing is becoming.






ESC Still on The Rise

Its not all doom and gloom in the Auto-Electronics industry, apparently Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is still showing healthy signs of growth and moving down the segment chain.


Free Design Software from Murata

Obviously it relates to their own components, but even so, its good to find free filter software and the results donít have to only be applicable to Murataís parts (not that there is anything wrong with this companyís products, they are one of our personal favourite MLCC and ferrite suppliers).


Could A Standardisation Effort Save GM?

That is the possible premise of this article from Automotive Design Line.  We agree that better and more open standards from the vehicle manufacturers would make components for cars potentially cheaper.  It was part of the reason for releasing our own AutoEMC Standard and making it freely available.  But in itself its unlikely such things could save a company and we suspect the roots of GMís woes are much deeper than the World Book process.






With the credit crunch hitting just about every industry we hope you are safe in your jobs and look forward to continuing to serve you information into the New Year.


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





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