In This Issue

The 6G Future: How 6G Will Transform Our Lives

As the name suggests, 6G is the sixth generation of mobile connectivity technology. The IEEE Standards Association is building an ecosystem of interested stakeholders from across the globe to address the need for robust, responsible, and affordable wired/wireless platforms in the future.

Latest EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Developments

This article discusses two recent European Commission publications: a proposal for an EU Sustainable Products Regulation and the 2022-2024 Ecodesign & Energy Labelling Working Plan. Both publications raise implications for businesses involved in the manufacture and supply of electrical and electronic equipment to the EU market.

Duty to Warn Non-English Speaking and Reading Product Users

How does a manufacturer comply with its duty to warn, given the number of people in the U.S. who do not read English or any language? Does the law require multilingual labels or safety symbols, and when is it a good idea to include them?

Getting the Best EMC from Shielded Cables Up to 2.8 GHz, Part 2

Part 2 of this article summarizes the results of recent testing conducted by the author on the shielding effectiveness of screened cables up to 2.8 GHz.

Transmission Line Reflections at a Shunt Resistive and Reactive Discontinuity Along the Line

This article discusses the reflections on a transmission line at a shunt resistive and capacitive discontinuity along the line.

Commercial Versus Automotive ESD Integrated Circuit Qualification, Part 1

Integrated circuits intended for automotive applications have higher electrostatic discharge (ESD) qualification requirements than those intended for commercial and consumer electronics.

Using an AM Radio as an Effective Troubleshooting Tool

An AM radio can be useful for finding both radiated emissions and ESD events. Understanding how radio works is essential for engineers to use this low-cost technology to troubleshoot complex EMI issues.

Banana Skins – October 2022 (#397-403)

During the testing of one aircraft, we suffered a very marked and complete electrical failure of the aircraft (much to the alarm of both the test engineers and the cockpit crew) which turned out to be due to the EUT we were testing.

Signal Integrity Versus EMC

This article addresses two very common questions involving two interrelated and specialized sub-fields within the realm of compliance engineering.