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Sharing Local Event – EMCmini

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

There is a one-day EMC “Mini-Symposium” planned for the LA/Irvine area – It is scheduled for Sept 22nd. Lunch and a cocktail hour are included. Four professional EMC speakers are on the agenda including a closing “Ask the Experts” round-table type session.

For this EMCmini Event Series, you will learn simplified key principals that will help you guide your company and your team to achieve EMC product compliance, and fix EMC problems minimizing project cost and schedule impact.

The four speakers each have a minimum of 35 years experience from multiple industries. Each are highly knowledgeable and respected within the EMC engineering community. They will teach you about relevant standards and regulations as well as a review of the basics of product testing for EMC compliance.

You will also learn about basic EMC theory without a focus on complex math.

The exhibitors provide as vast array of solutions for shielding materials, test equipment, EMC chambers, diagnostic tools, EMC simulations, etc.

For further details and to register, please visit: http://emcmini.us/

Sharing Local Events

Monday, June 1st, 2015

VDE Americas is hosting two events next week that may be of interest to you on Regulatory Compliance Strategies and Solutions for Wireless Enabled Products Sold Globally. One of the events is located in Costa Mesa, California.

Please see the following links:

Santa Clara, CA June 9, 2015

Costa Mesa, CA June 11, 2015

If you are interested in these events, please register directly via the links provided.

Medical/Wireless Seminar

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

The Orange County EMC Chapter is hosting a joint event with Northwest EMC’s Irvine. California facility to present a Medical & Wireless Seminar.

Space is limited. Please RSVP with Alee Langford (alangford@nwemc.com) or 503-943-3122. Please also contact Alee Langford with any questions. 

Date: Wednesday, 1/21/2015

Time: 12:00pm-5:00pm


Northwest EMC Inc. Irvine Facility
41 Tesla
Irvine, CA 92618





Introduction to Medical EMC & IEC 60601-1-2 – 4th Edition

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
In a joint meeting with the local PSES chapter, the following presentation will given:
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Time: 5:30pm
Northwest EMC Inc. – Irvine, CA
41 Tesla
Irvine, CA 92618
Please RSVP to bayhic@aol.com (RSVPs must be received by 5pm 7/21/2014)
This presentation touches on the challenges dealing with EMC compliance on medical electrical equipment. In addition, the fourth edition of IEC 60601-1-2 has just been published, and this means dramatic changes for the medical electronics industry.
The presentation will address the following;
•             Relationship of IEC 60601-1-2 with Other Standards
•             Motivation & Philosophy of the 4th Edition
•             What is “Essential Performance” and “Basic Safety”?
•             Comparison of 3rd and 4th Edition Requirements
•             In Depth Review of IEC 60601-1-2, 4th Edition
•             “Intended Use” vs. “Normal Use”
•             ESD Testing on Connectors
•             Labeling & Documentation Requirements
•             When Do We Have to Comply with the 4th Edition?
•             New Standard: IEC 60601-4-2 for EMC “Performance”
Speaker Bio:
Darryl Ray is the founder and Principal Consultant for Darryl Ray EMC Consulting.  He has more than 35 years EMC experience working in the medical device, ITE and defense industries. Darryl has performed EMC engineering duties on over 100 products. Mr. Ray received a Bachelors of Engineering Technology degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  He is an iNarte Certified Master EMC Design Engineer. Darryl is a Senior Member of the IEEE, former chair of the IEEE Santa Clara Valley EMC chapter and has authored several papers for past IEEE EMC symposiums. He has designed and supervised the construction of 8 EMC labs including numerous anechoic chambers.  Mr. Ray is an active member of IEC TC62A/Maintenance Team 23 pertaining to the development of IEC 60601-1-2 and also a member of the US national committees for CISPR 11, 22, 24, 32 and 35. 

IEEE “Future of Wireless” panel

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

IEEE “Future of Wireless” panel in Newport Beach, CA on Sunday, January 19, 2014.

Expert speakers on wireless, including Dr. G. P. Li from UC Irvine on the panel, as well as Prof Yahya Rahmat-Samii from UCLA and John Walley from Broadcom.

This wireless panel on Jan 19 is free to attend and open to all IEEE members and guests.  Details are attached. Meeting Announcement – RWW2014 Future of Wireless Panel

NOTE:  This is the kickoff event for the IEEE Radio Wireless Week that will be held on Jan 19-21 at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel.