In Case You Missed It: 2019 IEEE International Symposium on EMC+SIPI

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August 5, 2019

The 2019 IEEE International Symposium on EMC+SIPI was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, in July. Elite was there as an exhibitor and presenter to learn more about how technological advances in the electronics industry are driving new challenges for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) around the world. Here are a few highlights to catch you up:

  1. Over 1,200 attendees and exhibitors from industry, government agencies, and academia descended on New Orleans for the entire week. The program was packed with detailed presentations on topics like 5G wireless infrastructure, autonomous vehicle systems, aerospace applications, and standards committees. Elite’s Craig Fanning presented “Current and Future Changes to the CISPR Automotive EMC Standards” along with other industry experts during a Friday morning session.
  2. Elite sponsored two events for the IEEE Young Professionals organization, including an EMC trivia game and a networking social. IEEE YP is open to IEEE members who earned their first professional degree within the last 15 years and offers an opportunity for people new to the EMC field to connect. Elite accepted a Certificate of Appreciation from the 2019 IEEE EMC+SIPI Young Professional Program Chair, Louann Mlekodaj.
  3. A joint meeting of the SAE G46 and IEEE TC8 committees was held on Wednesday, with a luncheon sponsored by Elite. These committees focus on EMC standards and best practices for aeronautics and space applications. In addition to updates on standards development activities, the meeting included several presentations from NASA personnel on exciting new space missions underway. EMC is vital to the success of space travel – and rigorous testing is required since spacecraft have to work right the first time.

Next year, we will be in Reno, Nevada, USA, for the 2020 IEEE International Symposium on EMC+SIPI and look forward to another productive meeting. Elite counts many IEEE members among its staff and have been a longtime supporter of the Symposium. It is a unique opportunity to engage with the people who “write the book” on EMC, stay ahead of technology advances, and anticipate our customers’ needs.

Most of all, it furthers our mission to “enhance the quality of life for all people by preserving the electromagnetic spectrum and ensuring the safety and reliability of electronic devices.”

If you are interested in attending the 2020 symposium, sign up here for updates.