In this issue, you will enjoy reading three very interesting and varied contributions.
The first article is entitled “Gaps in the Application of the EMC Directive Due to Inadequate Harmonized Product Standards” by Frank Leferink, EMC Authority at Thales and Professor with Twente University, in the Netherlands. This contribution illustrates, with the support of in-situ measurements, the change of scenario that man-made electromagnetic noise underwent in the last decades with respect to the traditional noise signatures, mainly determined in the first half of the 20th century, that represent the basis for the standards. The explosion of the number of sources in the domestic, industrial, commercial, etc. environments, and the change of signal transmission type (from analogue to digital) require a reconsideration of the standards, since the producers of electronic goods must assure the proper functioning of their products in the real environment, and not only the compliance to EMC directives. I’m sure that the paper will stimulate the discussion on the intrinsic requirements for compliance.
The second article is entitled “EMI Failure Analysis Techniques: Part II on Joint Time-Frequency Analysis” by Weifeng Pan and David Pommerenke from the EMC Lab of