IEEE EMC Society Chapter of West Michigan
Information about previous and upcoming chapter meetings for the IEEE EMC Society Chapter of West Michigan can be found on this site.

EMC Society

Next Chapter Meeting:

Please email Ryan Aldridge ( if you plan to attend.


October 13, 2016


5:30 - 6:00 - Social time.
(Food will be provided)
6:00 - 7:30 - Technical Presentation


Attendance is free of charge to all IEEE Members and Non-Members

Location: GVSU EMC Center (Click through for .pdf map)


Wireless Connectivity, The IoT, and Transmitter Regulatory Compliance

There is a technology transformation happening right now and it’s called the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is the web of sensors, machines, software, and wireless transmitters connected and networked over the Internet. The IoT will create an infrastructure of interconnected “things” and will provide limitless opportunities to collect data, enhance efficiency, and generally improve the lives of the people it serves.
In this presentation we will provide an overview of the wireless technology currently in place to enable the IoT We will outline some of the common radio protocols such as WiFi, Cellular, Zigbee and discuss how they are implemented either as modules or as integrated electronic systems. Finally, since wireless transmitters use the RF spectrum their operations are regulated by government spectrum agencies i.e. FCC. We will discuss the regulatory certification process for North America and Europe and step through the process manufacturers need to complete in order to get their hardware to market and connected to the IoT.

Presenter: Steve Laya

Mr. Laya is Elite’s Sales and Marketing Manager. In addition to his technical sales and leadership responsibilities he also drives the development of new services for Elite. He is an internal auditor for the QA team and assists with the administration of Elite’s ISO 17025 quality system and ISO 17065 certification systems. His specialized area of knowledge includes international compliance regulations for wireless devices and digital systems, reliability engineering, and HALT/HASS. He is a member of the IEEE EMC Society and the Society of Automotive Engineers. Mr. Laya received his engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (1983).

EMC Job Opportunities

Company: Harmon International
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Description: Stuart Collier of Harmon is looking for a number of EMC related candidates. Please contact Stuart directly at (248)214-0110. Positions as follows:
EMC/Regulatory Manager is responsible for managing EMC Project Leads and Regulatory Compliance Senior EMC Engineer and Engineers in the Connected Car division

Company: Nexteer Automotive
Position Type: Permanent - Full-Time
Location: Saginaw, MI
Description: We are looking for a motivated electrical engineer to interface with customer and team members on safety critical automotive products, develop appropriate Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) test plans and interpret test results. This position evaluates electrical and electronic designs for impact on overall EMC performance and identifies cost effective EMC countermeasures. The ideal candidate is highly organized and good with scheduling to ensure critical deadlines are met.

Contact Chris Cappelle,, for further information.