Automotive Engineering

EMC Standards are Necessary

Standards are necessary for EMC!

Standards are necessary for EMC!  Electronic devices working in a shared electronic environment must be able to perform optimally in that environment.  In order for this to happen, the shared environment must meet certain "standards".  Imagine expecting a human being able to live in an environment without oxygen.  It's NOT going to happen!  Similarly, electronic devices require an environment with limited range of RFI frequency emissions.  RFI above a certain "standard level" will hinder a device's performance.  A "standard limit"...
Shielding RF/EMI

Shielding RF/EMI allows Electronic Teamwork!

Shielding RF/EMI allows Electronic Teamwork!  Electronic components consist of several electronic devices working together toward a common result.  All electronic devices create electromagnetic fields.  Electromagnetic fields can be the source of "noise" that can affect the function of another nearby device or devices in the component.  Noise produces a "toxic effect" on the shared electronic environment of the component, making it function below its capability.  In order for the devices to be "compatible" with each other, there must be standards...
Electronic Vehicles Developmental Growing Pains

Electronic Vehicles- Developmental Growing Pains!

Electronic Vehicles-Developmental Growing Pains!  The benefits of Electronic Vehicles (EVs)are terrific, lower emissions lead the list of benefits.  Despite the benefits, consumers have some areas to be concerned with.  One of the most frequent owner concerns is range per charge.  This anxiety lies in the difficulty of finding a suitable charging station.  Currently, there is no "standard plug" configuration for charging EVs.  Conversely, the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is fueled from pumps with a universal nozzle that fits all gas...
2022 EMC + SIPI

Chris Cook is ready for IEEE EMC Symposium + SIPI in Spokane!

Chris Cook is ready for IEEE EMC Symposium + SIPI in Spokane!  Chris will meet with our Northwest sales representative, Dean Shipman, while he's in the neighborhood. Monday evening, before the Symposium begins, Chris will attend a customer appreciation meeting sponsored by our partner, ETS Lindgren.  Tuesday, Chris will meet with our Northwest Sales Representative, Dean Shipman of Syntek.  Chris will spend the rest of the day walking the Symposium.  The IEEE EMC Symposium +SIPI is the major annual meeting...

Shielding Challenges in Electronic Vehicles!

Shielding Challenges in Electric Vehicles!  Low-frequency magnetic fields are an issue in electronic vehicles.  Low-Frequency fields are related to human health and safety.  Specifically, low-frequency magnetic field exposure of the nervous system where the frequency is below 500KHz.  Additionally, some electric control units of an electronic vehicle can be adversely affected by this phenomenon.  Obviously, anything that effects the controls of an EV can decrease the safety of the vehicle.  The low-frequency magnetic fields in an electronic vehicle are largely...
Autonomous Vehicle Testing-VTT's Role!

Autonomous Vehicle Testing-VTT’s Role!

Autonomous Vehicle Testing-VTT's Role!  VTT's prominent role in automotive EMC testing is well known.  Autonomous Vehicles are loaded with complex electronic devices!   All of the electronic systems must work together in a small shared electronic environment.  EMC testing is what VTT has been known for over the years!  VTT's RF Shielded EMC Testing enclosures have provided the perfect environment for EMC Automotive testing for many years! Autonomous Vehicle Testing-VTT's Role!  Autonomous vehicles require reliable and robust computer systems and sensors.  Elaborate...