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Sharing Event – IEEE PSES Meeting -Orange County Chapter

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

NOTE NEW EVENTS ON OUR WEBSITE UNDER
“SEMINARS AND REF MATLS”

ALSO NOTE VENUE CHANGE

IEEE-PSES MEETING — ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER

 Chairman – Homi Ahmadi
Vice Chairman – Charlie Bayhi
Secretary – Tom Ha
Treasurer – Paul Herrick
Program Chair –

See our website (http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/ocs/pses/) for Agenda,  and map of location

RSVP by 5PM, Monday, February 25, 2019

(Open to all – you do not need to be a member of IEEE)
+ FREE FOOD!!!!!
Tuesday,  February 26, 2019 @ 6 PM

Location:

UL West Coast Division: Brea

2929 E. Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821

 

PRESENTER –  Manuel Alexandre, Underwriters Laboratories

Manuel Alexandre graduated from San Jose State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). Manuel manages our Lighting Staff in Brea, California and Vancouver, Canada.  Manuel is one of UL’s Engineering Leaders in Lighting.  He works with our other four Engineering Leaders to make sure work gets directed to the correct location, to give our clients the best experience.  He has over 21 yrs. of product safety experience at UL in the Lighting Industry. Manuel is one of UL’s LED Luminaire reviewers and several other lighting categories. He has direct input to UL’s Principal Engineers regarding UL lighting standards.  Interesting fact is that he is from the Island of St. Jorge in the Azores.

PRESENTATION – Changes to UL 1598/CSA C22.2 No. 250.0 4th edition, Luminaires

DISCUSSION ITEMS –

Discussion of other Product Safety/Certification issues

IEEE-PSES MEETING — ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

SPEAKER CHANGE

IEEE- PSES Meeting – ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER

Chairman – Homi Ahmadi
Vice Chair – Charlie Bayhi
Secretary – Tom Ha
Treasure – Paul Herrick
Program Chair –

See our website for agenda and map of location – http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/ocs/pses/

(Open to all – you do not need to be a member of IEEE – FREE FOOD – provided by Element (Formerly Northwest EMC)

Tuesday – January 22 @ 6pm

Location: Element (Formerly Northwest EMC)

41 Tesla

Irvine, CA 92618

PRESENTER – CHUCK BRITTEN, Regional Sales Manager for ARI – Amplifier Research Instrumentation RF/Microwave Division

Chuck has been a active in the EMC community since 1996. While working in Oregon, he was a member of the local IEEE EMC chapter that helped
organize and bring the annual EMC Symposium to Portland. In helping his customers understand what is needed to build or expand EMC test capabilities, he
proposes the technical solutions to meet budget and return on investment criteria. His technical training in courtesy of the U.S Navy and he holds a degree in Economics.

PRESENTATION TOPIC – EMC 101

 

IEEE Los Angeles and Orange County EMC Chapter and Los Angeles MTT/AP Chapter Meeting Announcement

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

REMINDER:

Improving the Understanding and Efficiency of EMC, RF, Microwave and Antenna Measurements

 

This is a free workshop open to IEEE members and guests, but you must register IN ADVANCE

no later than Thursday, February 7 to ensure adequate seating and catering

 

Date:                 Monday, February 11, 2019

 

Time:               12:00 pm – 1:00 pm           Registration and Complimentary Lunch

                                                 

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm           Presentations and Live Demonstration, including a break between speakers – Note the expert speakers are traveling to California specifically for this workshop!

 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm           Social time with speakers; no host beer

 

Location:         Common Space Brewery, 3411 West El Segundo Blvd., Hawthorne, CA

 

Register:          Click here to register on line.   SPACE IS LIMITED – RESERVE EARLY TO SAVE YOUR SPACE!!!

 

Contact:           IEEE EMC Chapter Vice-Chair Janet O’Neil, ETS-Lindgren, cell 425-443-8106, email j.n.oneil@ieee.org

 

MORE INFORMATION – PLEASE CLICK HERE –> IEEE LA EMC Chapter Meeting Feb 2019

 

Recent Developments in Aerospace and Military Electromagnetics

Friday, May 5th, 2017

IEEE Los Angeles and Orange County EMC Chapters and Los Angeles MTT/AP Chapter Seminar Announcement

 

 

Recent Developments in Aerospace and Military Electromagnetics

 

This is a free seminar, but you must register IN ADVANCE no later than Friday, May 19 to ensure adequate seating and catering. The Toyota Automotive Museum exhibits are also available for viewing at no charge to IEEE seminar attendees.

 

Date:            Tuesday, May 23, 2017

 

Time:               1:00 pm – 2:15 pm             Registration, complimentary lunch, tour of museum exhibits

2:15 pm – 2:25 pm           Chapter announcements

2:25 pm – 3:10 pm          Presentation 1:  Military and Aerospace EMC Testing: Recent Advancements and Future Changes

                                                By Erik Borgstrom, Element Materials Technology

3:10 pm – 3:20 pm           Break

3:20 pm – 5:00 pm           Presentation 2:  Electromagnetic Environmental Effects in the Military

By Kris Hatashita, IEEE EMC Society Distinguished Lecturer

 

 

Location:         The Toyota Automotive Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave., Torrance, CA 90501

Museum Phone:  310-468-8726, Website: www.toyotausamuseum.com

See map for directions.  There is plenty of free parking near the entrance to the museum.
RSVP:    Contact Eric Hahn with Altamont Technical Services at (858) 472-7666 or email eric@atsemc.com

Please see following link for more information:

IEEE Torrance Chapter Meeting – May 2017

Sharing Upcoming PSES Meeting

Monday, March 20th, 2017

PSES MEETING — ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER

Chairman – Homi Ahmadi
Vice Chairman – Charlie Bayhi
Secretary – Tom Ha
Treasurer – Paul Herrick
Program Chair –

 

See our website (http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/ocs/pses/) for Agenda,  and map of location
RSVP by 5PM, March 27, 2017

(Open to all – you do not need to be a member of IEEE)
+ FREE FOOD!!!!!

(Provided by Northwest EMC)
Tuesday, March 28 @ 6 PM

Location:

Northwest EMC

41 Tesla

Irvine, CA 92618

PRESENTER – Jeffrey D. Lind is President of Compliance West USA

Jeffrey D. Lind is President of Compliance West USA, a manufacturer of product safety testers since 1997.

 

Lind launched is career in the electrical product safety industry working at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) from 1976-1982 doing project engineering and follow up services management. He then lent his skills to Atari™ as a product safety engineer for a year. Shortly after moving to San Diego in 1983 to work with Sega Gremlin™, Lind decided to branch out on his own and launched Compliance West.

 

Originally a consulting company that helped companies secure product safety approvals, Compliance West evolved into the business of building and selling the test equipment after selling the consulting portion of the business to Nemko. Soon, the company branched out into Surge Test Equipment, offering testers for EN60950, the international Data Processing safety standard; and growth into the medical industry followed with the release of the popular Defib-5 defib-proof tester. Contributions from industry have improved the testers over the years, and Compliance West has updated equipment to follow industry requirements.

 

Lind received his Bachelors of Science in electronic engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1976. A former downhill bicycle racer, Lind enjoys biking and and camping with his 13–year old twin sons.

 

PRESENTATION – “Capacitive Discharge Testing”

–        Abstract:

–        Discuss Background of test

–        History of how it has been conducted

–        “Unplug and hope”

–        Discussion of accuracy of test: scopes vs. DSH 251e vs. capacitor discharge test measurement on scope Discussion of automated methods Show interesting results

–        Power on vs. standby

–        Switching power supply :not disconnecting at peak”

–        Difference between hot-ground and neutral-ground results

–        Need to conduct the test ten times to get proper results even when always disconnecting at the peak.

Complimentary seminar hosted by Element Materials Technology and the Orange County EMC Chapter

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Get the Latest on RED and CE Marking Directives + an Update on 60601-1-2 4th ed.

Join Element and your local OC EMC Chapter for a complimentary half-day seminar!

Seminar will address:

  • Major changes with the Radio Equipment Directive (RED)
  • CE Marking Directives
  • An update on 60601-1-2 4th edition

​We will also provide an introduction to our latest service offering, Product Safety testing.

With the imminent deadline for RED fast approaching, this seminar will cover the most important legislative changes in Radio, CE Marking and Safety testing, discussing best approaches to compliance.

The seminar will feature Element’s engaged experts from Element UK, and Greg Kiemel from Element US.

For more information and to register for this event, please click on the following link:

https://www.element.com/about-element/events/2017/02/28/radio-ce-marking-and-safety-testing-seminar-california-2017

 

Sharing Upcoming PSES Meeting

Friday, October 21st, 2016

PSES MEETING — ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER

Chairman – Homi Ahmadi
Vice Chairman – Charlie Bayhi
Secretary – Tom Ha
Treasurer – Paul Herrick
Program Chair –

 

See our website (http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/ocs/pses/) for Agenda,  and map of location

RSVP by 5PM, October 24, 2016

(Open to all – you do not need to be a member of IEEE)
+ FREE FOOD!!!!!

(Provided by Northwest EMC)
Tuesday, October 25 @ 6 PM

Location:

Northwest EMC

41 Tesla

Irvine, CA 92618

 

        • PRESENTER – Rick Candelas, Extron Electronics (Compliance Engineer)
          • Rick Candelas has over 16 years of experience in the EMC industry.  He has extensive experience in both the commercial test lab environment and the manufacturing side of testing.  In the commercial test lab he managed every aspect of testing, test equipment, procedures, standards, quality assurance, project management and customer interaction.  He has worked with many in-country agencies to achieve certification of units under test and accreditation bodies to achieve ISO 17025 certification of the test lab.  Since joining Extron Electronics, Rick has been instrumental in keeping the internal Safety and EMC lab ISO 17025 accredited.

          –        From organizing a test plan and evaluating potential test points that will cause degradation or damage to the unit under test.-        What will be the pass/fail criteria for your product?-        What documentation is needed to show compliance?

        • –        Will an accredited lab be used or will this be done in-house.
        • –        Understanding the standard.  We will focus on IEC 61000-4-2.
        • PRESENTATION – This presentation will focus on how to be better prepared for ESD testing.

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

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

 

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
View a Google map of the Irvine, CA facility  – Hotels near Irvine Facility

RSVP:              Alee Langford – Reserve by October 31st to ensure there is adequate seating/dinner

alangford@nwemc.com

503-943-3122

 

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.

IEEE Los Angeles and Orange County EMC Chapters and Los Angeles MTT/AP Chapter Meeting Announcement

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Recent Developments in EMC Design and Test for
Improved Measurements and Performance Evaluation

This is a free seminar, but you must register IN ADVANCE
no later than Friday, September 9 to ensure adequate seating and catering. The Toyota Automotive Museum exhibits are also available for viewing at no charge to IEEE seminar attendees.

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Time: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Registration
3:30 pm – 6:15 pm Presentations, including a break between speakers
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm Refreshments with speakers; tour of museum exhibits

Location: The Toyota Automotive Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
Museum Phone: 310-468-8726, Website: www.toyotausamuseum.com
See map for directions. There is plenty of free parking near the entrance to the museum.

RSVP: Contact Eric Hahn with Altamont Technical Services at (858) 472-7666 or email eric@atsemc.com for more information and to RSVP. You can also reserve on line – SEE LINK BELOW. SPACE IS LIMITED – RESERVE EARLY TO SAVE YOUR SPACE!!!

RSVP -PLEASE CLICK HERE

Please click here for details on speakers and more information. More Information

Complimentary Seminars by Rohde & Schwarz with Lee Hill

Monday, January 18th, 2016

The IEEE Orange County EMC chapter would like to share with its members the following information.

Rohde & Schwarz is hosting complimentary seminars with Lee Hill around EMI troubleshooting. These events are held at 5 locations in the US during March 2016. Please see link for more information on how to register for these events.

Rohde & Schwarz Seminars