Welcome to the Central Texas Chapter of the IEEE EMC Society.

As part of the Central Texas Section of the IEEE, our chapter is open to those interested in the field of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) design, test, and certification. This web site provides Chapter and Society news, Chapter meeting information, details of relevant conferences, local job openings and links to other sites of interest.

Upcoming Events

∞ CHAPTER MEETING: The Chapter will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, October 16th at National Instruments in Austin, TX starting at 6:30pm. The topic for this evening will be the recently-released ANSI C63.25.1 “Validation Methods for Radiated Emissions Test Sites, 1 GHz to 18 GHz” with a focus on the new Time-Domain Site VSWR chamber evaluation methodology. Our speaker is Zhong Chen of ETS-Lindgren. In addition to the presentation, Zhong will demonstrate the methodology in NI’s recently upgraded 1-18GHz radiated emissions chamber. Representatives of Rohde & Schwarz will be on hand to provide details on the test equipment being used int eh demonstration. Rohde & Schwarz will also be providing the food and drinks for the meeting. This is a great opportunity for both an introduction to Time-Domain Site VSWR testing as well as an opportunity to ask questions of experts in the methodology. This meeting is free and open to anyone interested in attending. Please register for this meeting if you will attend so we can plan adequately for seating and catering. The registration link and additional meeting details can be found here


∞ The Chapter officers for 2018 are:

Chairman: Todd Steigerwald, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
Vice-Chair: Ross Carlton, ETS-Lindgren
Secretary: Mark Maynard, American Certification Body
Treasurer: Jack McFadden, ETS-Lindgren
Member-at-Large: vacant

 CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS. The Chapter is seeking individuals or companies that would like to present on a topic of interest to the Chapter at one of our meetings. We are interested in any and all topics that impact EMC – electrical design, mechanical design, standards, test methods, electromagnetic environmental effects, test equipment, etc. Please contact one of our officers if you are interested and/or would like more information.

  CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS. The Chapter will hold officer elections in November using the online IEEE voting tool. If you are interested in serving or if you wish to nominate a member for the honor, please contact me. Our preference is to bring new officers in as Secretary and then progress though the officer positions in an orderly manner but don’t let that stop you from volunteering. Also, we are always in need of members interested in volunteering for a specific purpose (student branch liaison, technical program coordinator, etc) or for a specific event (Future City, science fairs, table-top show, etc).

Email List

Join the Chapter’s email list by sending a message from the email account you want to use to listserv@listserv.ieee.org with “subscribe CTS-EMCS first_name last_name” as the first line in the body of the message. You will receive a confirmation of your request and email list instructions. This email list is open to anyone. This email list will be used by the Chapter for meeting announcements and other official Chapter communications. List members are not able to post to the list. To leave the list, send an email from the registered email account to CTS-EMCS-signoff-request@LISTSERV.IEEE.ORG.

LinkedIn Group

Join the Chapter’s LinkedIn group “IEEE EMC Society – Central Texas Chapter” by clicking the link and selecting the “Join Group” button. (A free LinkedIn account is required.) Please note that this group is only for IEEE EMC Society members residing in the Central-Texas area or as determined by the Chapter officers on a case by case basis. The LinkedIn group is intended as a forum for Chapter members to discuss Chapter business, local EMC issues, jobs, and events.