ST, ISMB set emc research project

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STMicroelectronics and the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) have set up an Electro Magnetics Competence Centre focused on researching electromagnetic compatibility (emc) for automotive smart power devices.

Giampietro Maggioni, ST’s automotive product group business unit director, said: “The Electro Magnetics Competence Centre (EMCC) … will see ST researchers working alongside ISMB experts to find solutions which satisfy international emc standards for cost effective and reliable automotive product designs.” According to ST, emc is a major technical issue in the automotive market and improved design methodologies and modelling techniques will help to avoid electromagnetic incompatibilities at an early stage, reducing design cost and time to market whilst improving reliability and performance. The Politecnico di Torino’s Professor Vincenzo Pozzolo, who is emc leader at the ISMB, added: “Automotive ics have to work properly in high noise environments where wide band interference strongly affects ic nominal signals. The three year joint project with ST will contribute to improving the quality of automotive products in safety and reliability.” ISMB, founded in July 2000 by the Compagnia di San Paolo and the Politecnico di Torino, is a successful example of cooperation between industry and academia, with 250 scientists and engineers working in such research areas as: antennas and electromagnetic compatibility; e-security; photonics; microsystems; satellite navigation; networking and wireless protocols; and radiomobile technologies.