Issue #5 | June 6, 2014
2014 IEEE EMC Symposium on EMC - Raleigh NC
Join us in Raleigh, North Carolina on August 3-8 for the Leading International EMC and Signal & Power Integrity Symposium!
The 2014 conference includes a full week of special sessions, practical workshops and technical papers devoted to best practices for EMC testing, engineering and high-speed design.

Check Out the Outstanding Lineup of Special Sessions!
Recent Research and Education in EM Information Security
This special session presents an overview of the recent research and education related to information security and shows several distinguished studies, which produce different kinds of information leakage  from cryptographic devices via electromagnetic fields. Evaluation/analysis methods of EM information  leakage focusing on EM radiation/interference are presented. Moreover, education programs to attract new researchers who will work on the above-mentioned problem are also introduced.
Radio-Frequency Interference and Wireless EMC
Wide adoption of wireless technologies in today’s electronic, computer, and communication systems presents new challenges for our EMC society. EMC and noise interference issues, especially those tightly related to the performance of wireless subsystems, can occur at both the system and the intra-system levels. This special session, sponsored by SC4 EMC for Emerging Wireless Technologies, will provide a good opportunity for the EMC engineers to understand the general issues, challenges, and recent developments, through a wide range of topics including component level testing, system-level evaluation, innovative component concept, as well as characterization methodologies.
Numerical Methods for Signal and Power Integrity
This special session will present numerical techniques for analyzing the signal channels and power distribution networks in high-speed electronic systems; a broad range of topics highlighting efficient numerical techniques will be covered. The applications include optimization of design structures, stochastic simulation, macro-modeling, and hybrid electromagnetic extraction and simulation.
Nanotechnology in EMC
Currently, Nanotechnology is the most powerful motor of innovation, turning cutting-edge research into novel commercial products. Nanotechnology has already found its way into various EMC applications. New materials such as single- and multi-phase composites filled with nanoparticles, nanotubes, or graphene sheets have been designed and tested for gaskets and absorbing screens with outstanding performance. Innovative nanostructured shields have shown multifunctional properties and higher efficiency than commonly used materials. Carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoribbons are widely investigated to replace copper  for high speed interconnects and high density integrated systems. This special session  will provide an overview of the most advanced developments in nanotechnology applied to  EMC.
Large Scale Modeling for Signal and Power Integrity
This special session is targeting methodology, algorithms, and tools that can advance our modeling capability to meet the demands of industry and academia. The conventional PI and SI simulations are  carried out in SPICE, and the models are generally partitioned between the vertical transitions and horizontal routings with simplifying assumptions, such as number of aggressors, ideal reference, etc. Such simulations are more geared towards  pre-layout analysis to determine the solution space. In an actual design, these  assumptions may not always be applicable, and the SI/PI issues often come out of those non-idealities. Furthermore, the application of  innovative PCB techniques, such as crosstalk mitigation, are very design dependent and may need to be tuned for a given design. Finding and fixing SI/PI problems on a design and improving performance before fabrication is a big challenge for SI and PI engineers, which requires EM solvers and simulation tools that can handle problems at a large scale and at the post-layout stage.

Cape Lookout  Lighthouse

Quick Facts:
  • Built in 1859
  • 163 foot tall Conical Tower located on the Southern Outer Banks
  • One of very few lighthouses that is even light during the day.
  • Originally cost $45,000 to build
  • 65 feet tall at 75 feet above sea level
  • Guests are allowed to climb it's 207 steps to the top from mid-May to mid-September every year.

North Carolina Traditional
BBQ Sauce
  • 2 cups Apple Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp crushed Red Chile Pepper
  • 2 tsp Ground Black Peppercorns
  • 2 tsp Salt
  1. Crush the red chile pepper. Add all ingredients in a jar with a tight seal. Shake.
  2. Sit overnight unrefrigerated. Shake frequently.

North Carolina Pulled Pork
  • 1 7lb Boston Butt 2 tablespoons Salt
  • 2 cups Traditional North Carolina BBQ Sauce
  • fresh Buns
  • Coleslaw

  1. The night before cooking, rub 2 tablespoons of salt into the Boston Butt and store in the fridge.
  2. After 12 to 16 hours of curing, rinse off the excess salt under cold running water. Blot dry. Refrigerate meat until half an hour before putting the meat on the grill. Adjust to room temperature.
  3. On the Grill: Spread 6 lumps of smoke wood on the bottom of the grill. Top with 15 cold charcoal briquettes on one side and 15 burning briquettes on the other side. Place a drip pan filled with a quart of water directly under the pork to keep meat moist. Preheat grill for 20 minutes with ventilation holes closed. Add meat and open bottom vent. Keep grill at 320˚ F. After 2-1/2 hours, turn pork, refill the drip pan and smoke for an additional 5 hours. Then turn meat again and brush with a liberal amount of North Carolina Traditional BBQ Sauce. Continue cooking and mopping with BBQ Sauce until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 180˚ F. Remove the meat and cover with aluminum foil for 45 minutes.
  4. Pulled Pork Sandwich: Easily pull the tender meat into small pieces. Add to the bottom of the bun, cover with coleslaw and add as much BBQ sauce to your liking!

You’re Invited to Our
Welcome Reception
for a Southern Hospitality
Culinary Experience at the
Duke Energy Center
for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
at 6:00 pm
Featured Sponsors:


EMC LIVE is a brand new, online three day event hosted by
Interference Technology. Featuring practical information and topics,
this event will include roundtables, webinars and videos on
everything EMC-related, and there’s no cost to attend.


2014 Global Symposium on EMC, Safety and Product Compliance Engineering Tel Aviv, Israel
1-4 December, 2014 

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EMC 2014 Symposium