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A Joint Meeting of the Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego EMC Chapters Held in Conjunction with the ANSI ASC C63® Committee Meeting


A Joint Meeting of the Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego EMC Chapters Held in Conjunction with the ANSI ASC C63® Committee Meeting


Power versus Field:  A Novel Approach to Immunity Testing above 1 GHz
By Vic Hudson, Director – EMC Solutions, ETS-Lindgren, Cedar Park, Texas

Based on the latest version of ANSI C63.4a – Is there any value to do NSA validation above 2 meters?
By Dean Ghizzone, General Manager, and Greg Kiemel – Director of Engineering – Northwest EMC Inc.


Date:              Monday, November 7, 2016

Time:               5:30 pm social hour, 6:00 pm dinner, 7:00 technical program

Venue:            Northwest EMC, 41 Tesla Ave., Irvine, CA 92618 (949) 861-8918
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RSVP:              Alee Langford – Reserve by October 31st to ensure there is adequate seating/dinner




PARKING:        Please park in the Northwest EMC designated parking areas.


Presentation 1:

Abstract:  An EMField generator is shown as a novel, integrated solution for radiated immunity testing, including IEC 61000-4-3.  The novel solution combines an amplifier, directional couplers, and an antenna array into one simplified and compact design to support fully compliant testing.  It is shown that virtually all of the generated power is converted into useable field strength.  The presentation includes a review of theory, design concept, functionality, setup configuration, main applications and more.  A live demonstration of the material presented will be held at the conclusion of the technical program using the Radiated Immunity Chamber at Northwest EMC.

Presentation 2:  draft ANSI C63.4a/D1.01 adds ideal NSA values for 2.5m vertical and 3m horizontal to Annex D.  The change provides a means to validate test volumes greater than 2m in height. This presentation will discuss the comparative measurements that were made to see if there is any reason to validate a test volume greater than 2 meters in height.

Speaker Biographies:

Vic Hudson has worked as the Director of EMC Solutions at ETS-Lindgren, Cedar Park, Texas for the past six years. He has been involved in the EMC industry for nearly 20 years. Vic’s background includes application support, software development, system design, and project management. He has written articles and papers for Evaluation Engineering and In Compliance magazines. Vic graduated with a BSEE from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1985.

Dean Ghizzone is the Founder and General Manager of Northwest EMC.  He is active in ANSI ASC C63® and has more than 28 years’ experience in product testing for EMC compliance.  He has been published in various technical journals.  Prior to his many years with Northwest EMC, he worked as an EMC engineer at Tektronix, Inc.  Dean earned his BS degree in Engineering from Weber State University and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.  

Greg Kiemel is the Director of Engineering at Northwest EMC. Greg has been instrumental in the development of wireless testing, product certification, and global approvals capabilities at Northwest EMC.  With more than 30 years of EMC experience, Greg is an iNARTE-certified EMC and ESD engineer, Master EMC Design Engineer, as well as a certified Wireless Device Certification Professional. He is active in ANSI ASC C63, and served as Chair of the TCB Council. Greg is a Senior Member of the IEEE, completing a two-year term as a Distinguished Lecturer.

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