Letter from the Editor
The EMC Society mingles with the “movers and shakers” at the IEEE Panel of Editors meeting held March 27-28, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Shown front row from left are Janet O’Neil, EMC Newsletter Editor-in-Chief, Bram Nauta, Editor-in-Chief IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), and Tony Durniak, Staff Executive IEEE Publications. Back row from left are Richard Jaeger, Chair of the SSC Magazine Advisory Board and SSC Magazine Technology Editor, Mary Lanzerotti, Editor-in-Chief SSC Magazine, Katherine Olstein, News Editor of the SSC Magazine and SSC Administrator, Susan Schneiderman - IEEE Media, and Anne O’Neill, SSC Executive Director.


     Each spring I attend the IEEE Panel of Editors meeting to learn the latest news about IEEE publications and meet the staff that manages the IEEE magazines and periodicals department, including the very popular Xplore digital library of IEEE publications. With over 300,000 IEEE members, it’s easy to see why the downloaded content from Xplore continues its record breaking pace with close to 84 million documents downloaded by all users (institutional and members) in 2008. Currently, there are over 2 million documents available on Xplore!
     It was interesting to learn this year that the number two and three sources of downloaded documents from Xplore in 2008 were published by our “Sister Societies” - the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society and the Antennas and Propagation Society, respectively. The number one source of downloaded documents from Xplore in 2008 was the Solid-State Circuits Society with 1,421,901 downloads. In comparison, the EMC Society was the number 57 source of downloaded documents in 2008 with 170,745 downloads.
     Below are the top papers downloaded from the Transactions on EMC as of April 2009.


1.   The Electromagnetic Compatibility of Integrated Circuits—Past, Present, and Future
      Ramdani, M.; Sicard, E.; Boyer, A.; Ben Dhia, S.; Whalen, J.J.; Hubing, T.H.; Coenen, M.; Wada, O.
      Volume 51, Issue 1, Date: Feb. 2009, Pages: 78-100
      Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TEMC.2008.2008907

2.   Absorbing Boundary Conditions for the Finite-Difference Approximation of the Time-Domain
      Electromagnetic-Field Equations
      Mur, G.
      Volume EMC-23, Issue 4, Date: Nov. 1981, Pages: 377-382
      Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TEMC.1981.303970

3.   Digital Filter Design Techniques in the Frequency Domain
      Rader, C.M.; Gold, B.
      Volume EMC-10, Issue 2, Date: June 1968, Pages: 221-221
      Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TEMC.1968.302949

4.   Coupling between Open and Shielded Wire Lines over a Ground Plane
      Mohr, R. J.
      Volume 9, Issue 2, Date: Sept. 1967, Pages: 34-45
      Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TEMC.1967.4307460

5.   Analytical Model for Optimum Signal Integrity in PCB Interconnects Using Ground Tracks
      Sharma, R.; Chakravarty, T.; Bhattacharyya, A.B.
      Volume 51, Issue 1, Date: Feb. 2009, Pages: 67-77
      Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TEMC.2008.2010054

6.   Analysis and modeling of impulsive noise in broad-band powerline communications
      Zimmermann, M.; Dostert, K.
      Volume 44, Issue 1, Date: Feb 2002, Pages: 249-258
      Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/15.990732

7.   Numerical Study of Position Stirring and Frequency Stirring in a Loaded Reverberation Chamber
      Carlberg, U.; Kildal, P.-S.; Carlsson, J.
      Volume 51, Issue 1, Date: Feb. 2009, Pages: 12-17
      Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TEMC.2008.2011818

8.   A frequency-dependent finite-difference time-domain formulation for dispersive materials
      Luebbers, R.; Hunsberger, F.P.; Kunz, K.S.; Standler, R.B.; Schneider, M.
      Volume 32, Issue 3, Date: Aug 1990, Pages: 222- 227
      Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/15.57116

9.   Cavity Model for the Slot Radiation of an Enclosure Excited by Printed Circuit Board Traces With Different Loads
      Poschalko, C.; Selberherr, S.
      Volume 51, Issue 1, Date: Feb. 2009, Pages: 18-24
      Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TEMC.2008.2008815


10.   A Theoretical Feasibility Study of a Source Stirring Reverberation Chamber
      Cerri, G.; Primiani, V.M.; Monteverde, C.; Russo, P.
      Volume 51, Issue 1, Date: Feb. 2009, Pages: 3-11
      Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TEMC.2008.2009530

     Do you notice any familiar names? How about familiar topics? Did you notice the year of publication? Some of these papers have a long shelf life! A few have been reprinted in this Newsletter as part of Dan Hoolihan’s History column. Check out Dan’s latest top Transactions on EMC paper in the 50 year history of the EMC Society - reprinted on page 40. You’ll also find a humorous contribution from one of the authors of the number one paper above on page 36.

The IEEE International Symposium on EMC –
A Legacy of Excellent Technical Papers
In addition to many excellent Transactions on EMC papers, we have had many excellent papers over the years at our annual symposium. Each spring, I look forward to seeing the advance program for the annual IEEE EMC Symposium. It’s always interesting to see the hot topics that will be presented by the many excellent and well known speakers in the EMC Society as well as to see who’s new and what students will participate this year. The past few years Best Symposium Paper Award recipients are shown below. Authors from each of these papers will be presenting again this year at EMC 2009!
     2004 – “Improved Measurement of Radiated Emissions from Moving Rail Vehicles in the Frequency Range 9 kHz – 1 GHz” by A.J. Rowelll, D. Bozec, S.A. Seller, L.M. McCormick, C.A. Marshman, York EMC Services and A.C. Marvin, University of York, United Kingdom
     2005 – Feasibility of New Nanolayered Transparent Thin Films for Active Shielding of Low Frequency Magnetic Field, Authors: M. D’Amore, M.S. Sarto, A. Tamburrano, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy and F. Sarto, Advanced Physical Technologies Unit, ENEA R.C. Cassaccia, Rome, Italy
     2006 – “Signal Link-Path Characterization Up To 20 GHz Based On A Stripline Structure” by Jianmin Zhang, James L. Drewniak, David J. Pommerenke, Richard E. DuBroff, University of Missouri - Rolla
     2007 – “Free Space Antenna Factors through the use of Time-Domain Signal Processing” by Dennis Camell, Robert Johnk, David Novotny, and Chriss Grosvenor - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
     2008 – “Advanced full wave ESD generator model for system level coupling simulation” by Cai Qing, Jayong Koo, Argha Nandy, David Pommerenke, Byong Su Seol, Missouri Institute of Science and Technology and Jong Sung Lee, Samsung.
     Who will be added to this list for best symposium paper in 2009? Check out this year’s best paper candidates from EMC 2009 on page 58. Bruce Archambeault, Technical Activities Committee Chair, and the Symposium’s Technical Program committee promise another symposium filled with excellent papers, workshops, tutorials, and demonstrations.
     Visit www.emc2009.org NOW to see the complete technical program then register on line by July 20 to save on the registration fee.
     Hope to see you there! EMC

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