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Demonstrations at EMC 2008 Address Automated Test Software and Harmonic Measurements for Radiated Immunity Testing

CEDAR PARK, Texas, July 3, 2008 – ETS-Lindgren engineers will present two demonstrations during the 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC 2008) in Detroit, Michigan over August 18-22. The annual symposium is the premier gathering of EMC engineers from industry, academia and government organizations and attracts over 2,000 attendees from around the world. As a regular contributor to the symposium’s technical program, this yea's interactive demonstrations will provide a unique way to present information with a lecture, followed by hands on activity to drive home the material presented.

ETS-Lindgren's Dave Seabury, Senior Product Manager, EME Measurement Devices, will present the first demonstration, “Test Issues Inherent in EN61000-4-3 Radiated Immunity Testing – Addressing the New Harmonic Requirements and Capital Equipment Upgrade Options.” The demonstration will provide a forum for discussing the issues impacting measurement of harmonics to meet the new requirements of the IEC EN61000-4-3, Edition 3 standard. As the latest version of the standard does not specify a procedure for these measurements, this forum can facilitate a consensus among the participating engineers and test technicians on how to define a practical and repeatable methodology. The results of the forum discussion will then be passed back to the IEC Working Group for their consideration. Mr. Seabury noted, “This will be a very interactive discussion and an opportunity for the participants who are involved with product testing to provide feedback directly to the standards group. The second portion of the discussion will address meeting the revised standard with minimal capital outlay, while utilizing existing hardware and software wherever possible.”

The second demonstration presented by ETS-Lindgren is titled ”Improving EMC Test Productivity with Automated EMC Test Software.” Joe Tannehill, ETS-Lindgren's EMC Engineer and David Guzman, EMC Consultant with RFTEK, will present the demonstration. Mr. Tannehill noted, “With increasingly shorter product cycle ‘time to market,’ the need for increasingly efficient EMC testing becomes more urgent. There are many options available today for automated EMC test software that can greatly improve EMC test productivity.” This demonstration will provide practical tips on how to evaluate the software available, how to utilize existing test instrumentation, and how to generate reports. Simple steps will be shown to improve productivity for emissions and immunity testing. Common pitfalls to avoid will be reviewed and suggestions will be provided to initiate building an automated system incrementally to address budget constraints.

Given the symposium's location in Detroit, the automotive capital of the US, ETS-Lindgren engineers will share their expertise in automotive EMC especially, as well as address new solutions for the test and measurement of wireless, microwave, military and commercial products.

For more information on the 2008 IEEE International Symposium on EMC, including the technical program and schedule, visit

About ETS-Lindgren

ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company’s products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave, wireless and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, and control of acoustic environments.

Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at

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