Elite’s Craig Fanning and Tom Braxton Speaking at the International IEEE EMC Symposium

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July 28, 2022

A reminder! If you’re attending the 2022 IEEE EMC-SIPI Symposium August 1-5 in Spokane, Washington, you’ll be able to catch presentations from Elite’s Craig Fanning and Tom Braxton.

Elite Electronic Engineering has been active in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Society for over 40 years. Elite is a regular presence at the EMC Society’s annual symposium and has hosted dozens of meetings for the EMC Society’s Chicago chapter. That tradition continues in Spokane.

The Symposium week is filled with presentations of peer-reviewed technical papers, demonstrations of EMC test and mitigation techniques, tutorial workshops, and an exhibition of wares from more than a hundred EMC-related companies.

Craig is the current Vice-Chair of CISPR/D, the EMC standards committee devoted to electronics on vehicles and internal combustion powered devices. His involvement with standards extends to membership on other related groups: the EMC Society Chicago Chapter board; the International Standards Organization (ISO) TC22 on road-vehicle standards; the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) EMC Committee; and subcommittees within all these organizations.

On Monday, August 1, at 8:30 a.m., Craig is presenting “Automotive Standards Development by CISPR/D: Review of CISPR 12, CISPR 36, and CISPR 25” at the symposium’s Automotive EMC Standards and Instrumentation Update tutorial session. Attendees will learn how ISO develops standards and how industry trends combine with public needs as new or revised standards are drafted. This important work is voluntary, done by professionals like Craig who devote their time and expertise.

Tom is a Life Senior member of the IEEE EMC Society and has served two terms on its board of directors, as well as the current chair of Technical Committee 1 (TC1) on EMC Management. He is a long-time Program Chair and Vice-Chair of the EMC Society Chicago chapter and was the General Chair of the IEEE International EMC Symposium held in Chicago in 2005. Over the years he has presented papers on EMC topics to global and local audiences, and currently writes a monthly column for the IEEE EMC Society published in its magazine and on LinkedIn.

Tom will chair the EMC Management session held Thursday, August 4, at 2:00 p.m., where three papers will be presented on EMC risk management topics. On Friday, August 5, 8:30 a.m., he presents “Performing Immunity Testing to Transient Signals” at the Basic EMC Measurements workshop. Tom has spoken at these sessions for over 20 years about transient testingelectrostatic discharge (ESD)electrical fast transients (EFT)electrical surge and burst; and magnetic-field immunity. Tom emphasizes the importance of identifying failure criteria: if a transient occurs, is the device’s reaction a failure or simply a benign response? Engineers spend more time addressing that question than on the test itself.

As part of the EMC and compliance industry, Elite has always had a commitment to standards, education, and professional development. Craig and Tom carry on that commitment as they speak to international audiences this year in Spokane. For more information, visit the symposium website to see the final program and register to attend.

For information on how these standards and these tests can affect your product, contact the experts at Elite. Let Elite put its experience to work for you.