ETS-Lindgren Announces New Automotive ETS-U Course

Topics Address EMC Design and Antenna Test Implications for Today's Modern Vehicles


CEDAR PARK, Texas April 23, 2020 In the rapidly evolving hybrid, electric, connected, and autonomous vehicle industry, optimal EMC design and full vehicle performance testing is of increasing importance.  To address these topics from a "real-world" perspective, ETS-Lindgren announced the dates of October 6-8, 2020, for the return of its popular Automotive ETS-U course to be held in the Silicon Valley area of Northern California.  As with the past two editions of this course, the speakers include Todd Hubing, Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University and President of LearnEMC, Stoughton, Wisconsin, and Garth D'Abreu, Director, Automotive Solutions at ETS-Lindgren, Cedar Park, Texas.  A highlight of the course is the tour of an Automotive EMC Test Lab, when time permits.


The course covers key topics such as Automotive Electronic Systems Design for EMC Compliance; EMC and Antenna Chamber Design and Guidelines for Testing of Autonomous, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, including Electronic Subassemblies (ESA); and EMC Compliant Design of Electric Vehicle (EV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Systems and Drives.  Lectures will cover fundamental to advanced topics during the three-day course.


Professor Hubing notes, "Today's automobiles are complex electronic systems containing dozens of microprocessors and a variety of RF transmitters and receivers. Keeping track of all possible interactions that might result in an electromagnetic interference problem can be a formidable task. Nevertheless, it is possible to design components and systems in a manner that guarantees automotive EMC requirements will be met the first time a component or vehicle is brought into the lab for testing."  Proven tools and techniques to simplify automotive electronic systems design will be reviewed during the course.


In addition to the design and development of electronic components, the eventual testing for regulatory compliance shares the common requirement for a suitable environment for performing traditional EMC measurements as well as the antenna pattern measurements required to ensure the real-world performance of "connected" vehicles.  "Automotive platforms continue to become increasingly more complex with propulsion, infotainment and safety related systems all having to function reliably without impacting safety or the legacy communications infrastructure. This has driven the need for continually increasing permutations of system operation, operating frequency ranges and immunity levels," said Mr. D'Abreu.  He will review the latest developments in automotive test chambers in light of current EMC testing and emerging global standards, such as the soon to be published CISPR 36, as well others issued by ISO, SAE, and CISPR D. "Today's modern vehicles have created new test challenges, especially as related to performance verification of antennas and wireless communication," added Mr. D'Abreu.  "We've learned a lot in this industry since the last ETS-U and look forward to sharing the novel solutions now available to address these complex test challenges."


For an example of the content to be presented at the ETS-U, join speaker Garth D'Abreu for the webinar "EMC Measurement Test Challenges of Autonomous Vehicles" hosted by the Chicago IEEE EMC Chapter, on Wednesday evening, April 29.  Note the presentation is available on demand shortly after the live webinar concludes.  For the Automotive ETS-U course on October 6-8, 2020, click here for the complete course and registration information.  Note attendance is strictly limited at all ETS-U courses to ensure optimal interaction with the speakers.  Registration is confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis until the course is full.  ETS-Lindgren is mindful of COVID-19; should it not be feasible to hold the course safely, registration fees will be fully refunded or may be applied to the rescheduled course.


For more information on ETS-Lindgren's automotive test solutions, view our Automotive Testing Solutions Video, visit Automotive Chamber Solutions and VisionTRX, or contact us at phone +1 (512) 531-6400, email  You will find our proven expertise in both EMC and antenna pattern measurements results in innovative solutions that we can individually tailor to meet a customer's specific performance requirements and budget parameters.  One such example is the unique tapered anechoic chamber ETS-Lindgren designed and installed for Nissan Automotive; the chamber provides the optimal solution for EMC as well as in-vehicle 2D antenna pattern measurements and hemispherical 3D antenna pattern measurements at the full vehicle level. 


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 and wireless testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 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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