Automotive EMC 2004 mixes old with new
Aug 19, 2004
The Automotive EMC 2004 conference, being held on 12th October 2004 at Newbury Racecourse, will be giving a copy of "Automobile Electricity" from August 1926 to one of the conference delegates.
The "antique" journal will be collected by the delegate who finds a special prize ticket hidden in their copy of the conference proceedings, contained within their free delegate bag.
The prize will be presented during the lunch break at the conference and illustrates just how far automotive electronics have come; in 1926 the biggest issue in the auto-electrical world was maintaining a charge in your 6V battery and adding extras to your vehicle such as a horn and lamps! The conference in October will be addressing much more up-to-date issues regarding the state-of-the-art with respect to automotive EMC; the new "e"-marking requirements, the testing of emissions from vehicles above 1GHz, the impact of adding Bluetooth enabled products to a vehicle, simulating the exposure of vehicle occupants to EM fields, design of power planes in automotive electronic circuits and managing the complete EMC design process, to name only a few of the paper topics (a full programme is available on-line at www.AutoEMC.net).
There is also a 1928 copy of "Automobile Electricity" that will be awarded after the conference to the presenter of the "best paper" as voted by the delegates on the day. Delegates are asked to select the paper they feel was the most useful to them and the author of this is presented with a framed certificate and antique copy of the "Automobile Electricity" from April 1928.
The Automotive EMC 2004 conference is dedicated to EMC in the automotive environment. The aim of the conference is to bring together professional automotive electronic and electrical engineers working for vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and EMC service providers, to discuss the current and future EMC standards and to understand the requirements placed on the automotive electrical designer to meet these standards. The conference is being run on a not-for-profit basis and the delegate fee of ¬£175 (+VAT) includes lunch, tea/coffee breaks and a copy of the proceedings. This year delegate bags are also being provided due to generous sponsorship from ETS-Lindgren, EMV Ltd, 3C Test Ltd, Flomerics and Hursley EMC.