I’ve been presenting a seminar on engineering ethics to students in the Electrical Engineering Department at Washington State University for a number of years. I’ve started off with a video of the Challenger explosion and the questions leading up to it as expressed by Roger Boisjoly, a Morton Thiokol engineer. Roger Boisjoly had studied data showing that the field joint … [Read more...]
Summary of Commercial EMC Tests
Commercial EMC tests cover a wide range of products. These include the obvious ones like computers and their peripherals, but also cover household appliances, electric tools and a wide variety of other products. While the standards, including limits and test methods may differ, all EMC test standards have a few things in common. The most basic are the limits for emissions … [Read more...]
Summary of Military and Aerospace EMC Tests
Military and aerospace EMC tests cover a wide range of products. While the standards, including limits and test methods may differ, all EMC test standards have a few things in common. The most basic are the limits for emissions and the types and levels of susceptibility testing. Emissions tests (and their associated limits) are put in place for military and aerospace … [Read more...]
CISPR 35 – How does it compare with CISPR 24?
After 15 years of work in CISPR Subcommittee I, the IEC Central Office published CISPR 35 Edition 1.0 on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. The IEC webstore link is https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25667. In the US, ANSI has the standard available on their website as well. Go to www.ansi.org and type in CISPR 35 in the search window for standards. You must purchase a copy of the … [Read more...]