AutoEMC Newsletter No.25: April 2009
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and EMC Conferences
Career Assistance Tools
by The South-eastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society and moderated by Kimball Williams
of Denso International America, this event includes panel members Keith Frazier,
Larry Banasky, Steve English, Rob Kado and Bob Neff.
A sign of the current time, this is running on 16 April 2009 from 5:30 PM
at Fairlane Campus, University of Michigan, School of Management, Fairlane
Center North, 19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126.
EMC Automotive Regulations Workshop
University are running the above course on 6 May 2009, fees are £435 + VAT.
Course location is at The University of York, York, UK.
annual event in Japan covers more than just EMC, but does include one of the
largest EMC exhibitions in the region (EMC Japan) now running for its 22nd
2009 World Congress
April 2009 at the Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan USA with this years theme being
“Racing to Green Mobility”
Systems for IC Engines
– 14 May 2009 at IMechE, One Birdcage Walk, London.
Fest 2009 "Practical EMC Measurement Techniques"
May 2009 at Canton Summit on the Park, Canton, Michigan, 46000 Summit Parkway,
Canton, Michigan 48188
May 2009 at IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, London.
This conference is the first in a series of events designed to inform the
debate surrounding the carbon challenge, covering a wide range of technological
approaches to cutting C02 emissions from vehicles
12 Ed. 6.1 (2009-03)
changes to this new edition include general improvement in wording and the
deletion of the narrowband/broadband distinction. This consolidated version
consists of the sixth edition (2007) and its amendment (2009).
Sponsors Standards Pages
sponsorship for the Design, Links and Standards pages has been kindly offered by
Teseq, this now completes the sponsorship of the site and guarantees these pages
up to 2013. As well as Teseq, we
would like to thank all of our other page sponsors; 3C Test Ltd, Conekt and EM
Test for their contributions to maintaining the website.
Ltd now AR United Kingdom Ltd
continues to expand it’s name in Europe by renaming EMV Ltd to bring it
in-line with the recently formed AR Europe.
EMV has long had a good working relationship with AR and the UK EMC test
market, but some of it’s other franchise may not be so happy, in particular
we’re thinking about EM Test AG and the reportedly acrimonious split of their
relationship with AR in the US.
of KTL and TRL Compliance
was Kingston Telecommunications Ltd test facility and Transport Research
Laboratory compliance facilities, are now merged into TRaC Global (Testing
Regulatory and Compliance). The
merged company will be continuing to provide Automotive testing capability,
including full vehicle tests, that can now be more easily accessed by any of
KTL’s customers. The new combined
company effectively has over 20 EMC test chambers available.
Provides EMI and ESD Protection for Vehicle Networks
new LIN (local interconnect network) SBC (system basic chip) family from
Freescale Semiconductor has been crafted to provide both EMC and ESD performance
for LIN vehicle networks. Good to
know IC designers are taking the issues of Automotive EMC on-chip and hopefully
making the module designers job a little easier.
Emission Problems with EMI/RFI-suppressing Connectors
this article in Interference Technology is not directly related to Automotive
Connectors, there are good tips and lessons contained in the piece.
Pressure Monitoring Reduces CO2 Emissions
the title might sound a bit overambitious, the introduction of tire pressure
monitoring in the EU could help boost some parts of the automotive electronics
No. 2 Global Car Maker
seems an almost inevitable sign of the times that China should overtake the US
to the number 2 slot and threaten the position of Japan as no.1.
In many ways its more due to internal market size than credit crunch or
other global economic factor. The
starting point is also very low for existing car ownership. The next threat to
this chart must surely by India, especially now Tata have the Nano?
Crunch and the Auto-World
would appear the credit crunch is making a big impact in the automotive world,
possibly more so than in many other industries, even those tied into the housing
market. As a general feeling it
would appear that many companies in this industry are reducing their workforce
by over 10%, even those who are not as directly impacted appear to be reducing
labour levels across the board. Clearly
some are even worse effected and are going into administration.
Our sympathies extend to all those readers who may be affected by this
banking induced crisis and hope in the fullness of time to welcome them back
into the business and back into the Automotive EMC Network.
Site Stability in the Economic Climate
Automotive EMC Network itself is run as a not-for-profit organisation and as
such is not directly impacted, we have just 1 paid employee and as she is part
time is not a great overhead. We
have no debt and very low overheads. But
we have noticed a slowing of contributions to the site over the past 12 months
and as a result the frequency of Newsletters has been difficult to maintain.
However, the site and its contents is completely funded up to 2013 so
there is no need to worry about us disappearing into the ether in the short
don’t normally follow jokes etc. in the newsletter, but Espresso Engineering
appear to have take the You-Tube phenomena and added jokes at the expense of
engineering to a gentle but amusing level. Clearly
pandering to the traditional stereotype, but if the glove fits…
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