Mike's Blog: Quick sights and thoughts from EMC + SIPI 2019

EE editor Mike Hockett attended the EMC + SIPI 2019 conference and expo July 23-24 in New Orleans. Check out some of what he saw in this quick recap.

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ETS-Lindgren's Radiated Spurious Emissions (RSE) demonstration featured its AMS-5700 Compact 5G Antenna Measurement System.ETS-Lindgren's Radiated Spurious Emissions (RSE) demonstration featured its AMS-5700 Compact 5G Antenna Measurement System.Mike Hockett/EEI spent two days of last week (July 23-24) attending the week-long 2019 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Signal + Power Integrity—better known as EMC + SIPI—hosted by IEEE at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. Evaluation Engineering was a proud media sponsor of the event.

There, I got more than my fill on the latest product solutions in EMC test and signal/power integrity, and I was able to talk to dozens of vendors about some of the key challenges they're facing when meeting the needs of customers.

EMC + SIPI included nearly 100 individual vendors occupying more than 150 exhibitor booth spaces.EMC + SIPI included nearly 100 individual vendors occupying more than 150 exhibitor booth spaces.Mike Hockett/EE

AR RF/Microwave's Adam Mistretta inside Comtest Engineering's EMC test chamber, for which AR RF/Microwave recently signed an exclusive distribution deal.AR RF/Microwave's Adam Mistretta inside Comtest Engineering's EMC test chamber, for which AR RF/Microwave recently signed an exclusive distribution deal.Mike Hockett/EEExpo-wise, EMC + SIPI isn't a large event, as just shy of 100 vendors filled most of the 103,000 square foot Hall D of the convention center and its 150+ exhibitor booths. But given its title, the show is one of the most focused ones that EE attends throughout the year, putting a spotlight on the aforementioned areas of electronic test & measurement. Nearly every vendor there is involved with EMC/EMI test in some capacity, so it was great to chat with so many experts just a few weeks after our July special report on EMC/EMI receivers & analyzers had gone live (see the print version here).

Of course, the expo was only one facet of EMC + SIPI. The event offered more than 200 technical sessions, workshops & tutorials, hands-on experiments & demonstrations, and other special sessions—many occupying around 30 rooms between the convention center's second and third floors, while others were right on the expo hall floor. All of these combined to provide a wealth of educational opportunities for attendees interested in EMC troubleshooting, testing techniques, technology innovations and challenges, and much more.

Here's a look at some of what I saw around EMC + SIPI: 

On July 23, Eric Bogatin, Dean of Teledyne LeCroy's Signal Integrity Academy, presented his 'What every scope user needs to know about transmission lines: A measurement paradox to astound and amuse you.'On July 23, Eric Bogatin, Dean of Teledyne LeCroy's Signal Integrity Academy, presented his "What every scope user needs to know about transmission lines: A measurement paradox to astound and amuse you."Mike Hockett/EE

V Technical Textile's mobile EMC test enclosures.V Technical Textile's mobile EMC test enclosures.Mike Hockett/EE

Rohde & Schwarz' AdVISE optical inspection software on displayRohde & Schwarz' AdVISE optical inspection software on displayMike Hockett/EE


Expo hallMike Hockett/EE

Tektronix' booth showed off its new 4-, 5, and 6-Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes, as well its AFG31000 Series Arbitrary Function GeneratorTektronix' booth showed off its new 4-, 5, and 6-Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes, as well its AFG31000 Series Arbitrary Function GeneratorMike Hockett/EE

John McCloskey, NASA/GSFE chief engineer, presents a Tuesday afternoon keynote titled, “Troubleshooting Challenges on the James Webb Space Telescope”John McCloskey, NASA/GSFE chief engineer, presents a Tuesday afternoon keynote titled, “Troubleshooting Challenges on the James Webb Space Telescope”Mike Hockett/EE

Next year's IEEE EMC + SIPI will be held July 27-31, 2020 in Reno, NV

Also for me, it was my first time visiting New Orleans. It gave me an opportunity to finally take a stroll down Bourbon Street, which is an interesting stretch of livelihood, to stay the least.

My view while taking a stroll down Bourbon Street Tuesday nightMy view while taking a stroll down Bourbon Street Tuesday nightMike Hockett/EE

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