EMC UK 2018

In 2018 we have a designated area for EMC UK within the What’s New in Electronics Live exhibition, which in turn is alongside Sensors & Instrumentation in Hall 1 at the NEC on the 25th & 26th September 2018.

This will make the Exhibition the Premier UK all Electronics show and not just a small part of a larger exhibition, with a broader non-electronic technical spectrum.

We are also planning to run both the Training & Technical Conferences alongside the Exhibition, the detailed Training programme & an outline programme for the Technical Conference is included in this newsletter.

EMC UK 2018 Technical Conference Program

Both Days:
Registration & Refreshments 08:30
10:30 to 11:00 Refreshments in the Exhibition Hub & Exhibition Visit
12:30 to 14:00 Lunch in the Exhibition Hub & Exhibition Visit

Tuesday 25 September

09.00 to 10.30 - Antenna & Wireless Integration
Chairman – Paul Duxbury – MVG

Over the last few years, more and more everyday electrical and electronic products have started to incorporate antennas to allow them to have some form of wireless connectivity. The development of the Internet of Things, and the introduction of more and more ‘smart’ products, will see this trend continue and accelerate. Likewise, products which have traditionally contained antennas and wireless capabilities, such as cars and mobile phones, are increasingly having more and more antennas incorporated into their design. This is meaning that getting their design right, both the antenna and the rest of the electronics, to ensure that they can coexist and not cause interference is becoming an increasingly major part of the design process.

For this session, we invite contributions which cover antenna integration and coexistence, including the use of simulation tools and measurement approaches.

11:00 to 12:30 - Wireless Power Transfer, including EM fields and Human Health
Chairman – David Taylor

WPT-EV is a serious threat to LF/MF broadcasting and to the HF amateur service in general. Unlike low power commodity WPT electrical products, it is a high density, high power and high signals occupancy system operating at up to 22 KW (90KHz nominally) in a domestic urban environment. EMC Standards covering design and implementation are being developed, however the likelihood is that the time-honoured broadcast protection limits will be seriously surpassed in radiated emissions.

14:00 to 15:30 - Test & Troubleshooting
Chairman – Richard Marshall

Work in progress on the test methods associited with EMC standards, and the diagnosis of incompatibility in production, distribution and use.

VDSL radiation and its signal characterisation Martin Sacs – RSB

Characterisation of emission from mains cables Richard Marshall and John Woodgate – Consultants

Wednesday 26 September

09:00 to 10:30 - Specifying Electromagnetic Compatibilty (EMC) and other Electromagnetic Effects
Chairman – Prof Ian MacDiamid

Many prime contractors or designers and developers of complex systems do not design and develop the equipment which they integrate into the final system. As such they have to develop specifications which control all the electromagnetic effects which the equipment has to cope with. These include the traditional EMC susceptibility and emission requirements. In addition, there are a growing number of other electromagnetic effects, including electrostatic charging, induced effects of Lightning, intentional electromagnetic interference etc.

This session provides an opportunity for speakers to present their approaches to the development of such specifications.

11:00 to 12:30 - EMC Design Tools
This session to include simulation, system integration & diagnosis. Chairman – Dr John F Dawson – Department of Electronic Engineering, University of York.

Design of equipment to meet EMC specifications is still a challenge. Desktop computers are now powerful enough to allow full wave electromagnetic solvers to be used for many practical problems. Signal integrity and PCB layout analysis is available with PCB layout tools. However, using the tools for practical problems & understanding the results is still challenging for a design engineer. In addition, there are many attempts at providing simplified design calculators to estimate signal integrity, shielding, filtering, decoupling etc. available in EMC text books. In this session we aim to illustrate the application and pitfalls of some of these tools.

We invite contributions which provide information of interest to practising engineers on the use of simple or sophisticated design tools for assessing the performance from components to systems.

Measurement and Simple Models of Shielding in Electrically Large Enclosures: Preparing for 5G and Beyond. Dr John F Dawson

14:00 to 15:30 - Other Compliance Issues Including RED & Certification
Chairman – Michael Derby – Director ACB Certification

Safety Certification: NRTL, CB and LVD Compliances Denis Butcher – Service Development Manager. UL VS Ltd

EMC Directive: The past, present and future Joe Lomako – New Business Development Manager. UL VS Ltd

The RED and FCC Michael Derby – Director ACB Certification

EMC Technology is relevant to ALL industries, it can affect every piece of Electronic & Electrical Equipment, and it can seriously affect the design cycle, delay production and time to market.

In short it can cost money and reduce profits.

Keep up to date with the new directives, components, test techniques, test equipment and latest EMC Modelling software.

Over 20 companies with experts on their stands that can give you the free advice you need.

Plus a full Conference Programme & EMC Training Courses. to view the programme go to http://emcuk.co.uk/programme