AutoEMC Newsletter No.24: February 2009

  

These text only bulletins contain items of information sent to the Automotive EMC Network newsletter that may be out-of-date by its next issue, hence this short, text only, e-mail with hyperlinks to further information on the items mentioned.

 

 

Automotive and EMC Conferences

 

The on-line events calendar will hopefully have successfully been updated by the time you receive this, but some of the most imminent events are listed below;

   

Automotive Electronic Systems

9-12 February 2009, Munich, Germany

http://www.elektroniksysteme-automobil.de/eng

  

International Automotive Conference

10-12 February 2009, Sunderland, UK

http://www.iacsunderland.com

 

Instrumentation, Analysis & Testing Exhibition 2009

24 February 2009, International Media Centre, Silverstone Race Track

http://www.e-i-s.org.uk

  

Greener Technologies for Meaner Motor Sports

25 February 2009, IET, 2 Savoy Place, London, UK

http://www.theiet.org/lord-austin

 

2009 DoD E3 (Electromagnetic Environmental Effects) Review

2-6  March 2009, Marriott New Orleans Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

http://www.fbcinc.com/dode3/

 

Creating the Invisibility Cloak: New Horizons in Electromagnetism

12 March 2009, IET Savoy Place, UK

17 March 2009, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

www.theiet.org/kelvin

 

 

Standards

  

End of 95/54/EC

Did anyone notice it's passing in January?  That was the date by which all products on sale in Europe had to comply with the updated directive 2004/104/EC. In fairness there has been over 4 years for the market to convert the product.  If you haven't done so already check the standards and our test providers to see what can be done!

http://www.autoemc.net/Standards

http://www.autoemc.net/Test

  

CISPR-25 Corrigendum

A 2-page correction 2 two of significant figures in the 2008 released edition 3.

http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/getcorr.pl/cispr25-cor1{ed3.0}b.pdf?file=cispr25-cor1{ed3.0}b.pdf

 

    

EMC Test

  

AR Europe Formed

Wondering what was going to happen after the not so amicable split with certain European test companies, well AR have now formed AR Europe to try and regain their market share.

http://www.ar-europe.ie/pr_ar-europe_introduction.php

  

ISO/IEC 17025: General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories

Interference Technology have published a comparison of the First and Second Editions of this well respected and often essential standard for test lab.  Use of the new international laboratory standard should assure greater consistency between laboratories, testing and calibration.

http://www.interferencetechnology.com/articles/articles/browse/1/article/isoiec-17025-general-requirements-for-the-competence-of-testing-and-calibration-laboratories-a-c.html?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=1&cHash=fd1e76ce15

  

 

Design

  

Freescale Cooperates with Dongfeng

Freescale Semiconductor and Dongfeng Motor Corporation plan to establish a joint automotive electronics design lab in China. The move aims at developing the electronic systems for next-generation vehicles for China's domestic market as well as for export markets. In this context, Freescale will lead the car manufacturer closer to the AUTOSAR software standard universe.

http://www.automotivedesignline.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=212902007&cid=NL_autodl

  

Software Techniques for Comprehensive EMC testing of Embedded Systems

We somehow missed this article last year on one of our favourite areas of EMC design, the impact of software.

http://www.automotivedesignline.com/howto/208400984

 

AWR Acquires Simulation Technology and Applied Research, Inc. (STAAR)

Some money still around, developers of EDA tools for RF (AWR) purchase the microwave software developers of FEM tools for EM simulation (STAAR).

http://web.awrcorp.com/Usa/News--Events/Press-Releases/2009/Staar-Acquisition/

  

Some Light in the Auto Industry

You have to be quite an optimist to see the end of the current recession, especially in the automotive industry, but someone thinks there are chinks of light shining through?

http://www.automotivedesignline.com/news/212900971

    

    

Miscellaneous

 

As this is the first issue of 2009 Happy New Year, I hope the dreaded "Credit Crunch" is having a minimal impact on you and our best wishes to those whom it is severely effecting.

 

We must apologise for the delays that our internet pages have recently suffered with being updated.  Since the date on the website the pages have been updated twice but for some reason the uploads to the host appear not to have worked.  Hopefully by the time you receive this that error will have been corrected and 2009 dates are posted on most title pages.

 

 

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