Front cover The publishers would like to thank UL, for the use of their images on the front cover of EMC Testing.

The source guide for engineers, scientists and technicians

2 & 3 Sealed Against RFI A review of specialist EMC materials used in the production of seals and gaskets for cabinets.

5 EMC as part of vehicle

resilience Automotive engineering organisation takes compliance to a new level with the concept of vehicle resilience.

6 Connected pneumatics

for I4.0 Smart pneumatic devices for automation provide a further link in the digital manufacturing chain.

9 A New Wave of 4x4s Jeep turns to electrification of its Renegade model as more 4x4 owners turn their backs on internal combustion.

10 The Right Approach to

Certification Testing and Certification service provider gives guidance on possible approaches to successful EMC testing.

13 Microwaves Under Test New Test & Measurement equipment focuses on microwave applications in defence and autonomous cars.

14 Technology events Important dates for your diary.

15 Portal to Global

Certification Global certification body UL talks about its work in providing expertise on obtaining certification worldwide.

16 Ethernet in Miniature Miniature ethernet cable connection design for use in harsh, RFI-noisy industrial environments.

19 EMC for Medical

Implants Dedicated laboratory opens for regulatory EMC testing of implantable medical devices.

20 Good Practice Makes

Perfect An explanation of what “good EMC engineering practice” means in the standards.

23-27 Company Guide A five-page guide to EMC Testing related suppliers.

28 The Buzz on Higher

Frequencies Test facility gains accreditation for testing at the higher frequency ranges required in 5G applications.

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Cloud Connectivity For Sensors


he proliferation of sensors and other connected devices in the Industrial Internet of Things for process management and

machine monitoring applications brings with it a number of challenges in certification and connectivity. Options for connecting nodes within the IIoT include the use of facility infrastructure like Ethernet or wireless or there are options to build Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) cellular networks. Cellular connectivity also enables IoT development in applications where access to wired or wireless infrastructure is limited.

❱ ❱ Multiple protocol cloud connectivity kits extend the

Industrial IoT beyond the server room

CLOUD CONNECTIVITY In addition to “private” clouds for large corporate networks, there are a number of commercial cloud services available for smaller users to connect into but how can this be achieved? One new development is a “cloud kit”, a complete hardware and

software reference design that allows the developers of embedded systems to quickly evaluate cellular connectivity options and build LPWA cellular IoT applications The Renesas Synergy AE-CLOUD2 kit simplifies connecting IoT sensor devices to enterprise cloud services using 4G/LTE Cat-M1 and Cat-NB1, also called NB-IoT, with fallback to 2G/EGPRS cellular networks. The kit’s functions accelerate prototyping cellular-enabled IoT devices for asset tracking, retail and agriculture monitoring, smart cities/utilities, mobile healthcare and industrial automation. The kit comprises a microcontroller (MCU) baseboard, tri-mode cellular modem with cellular and GPS antennas, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and various sensors such as lighting, microphone, temperature, humidity, pressure, air quality, geomagnetic, accelerometer and gyroscope. For cellular access, developers simply insert a SIM card with a data plan purchased from a local cellular carrier. The hardware kit’s software allows developers to connect to a 4G/LTE IoT cellular network and a cloud service provider, including commercial clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure or Medium One Cloud. Users can visualise their sensor data on a customisable, password-protected dashboard.

CONFORMANCE The AE-CLOUD2 hardware kit ensures excellent EMC performance, having passed global RF emissions tests. In addition, the AE-CLOUD2 kit complies with global regulatory certifications for FCC, CE, RoHs, WEEE and Japan MIC. The kit’s fully optimised hardware/software saves developers months of design time and resources creating a scalable, energy efficient and secure end-to-end LPWA cellular IoT application that can be used anywhere in the world.

Jonathan Newell, Editor

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