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Standards for Greener Information and Communication Technology
The Institute, 21 March 2016

More than 50 IEEE standards in five groups—many of them listed above—are helping make information and communication technology more energy-efficient and produce less amounts of greenhouse gases…

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Lack of Technology Standards Presents Significant Cost Issues in Travel Industry
Open-Stand, May 11th, 2016

Have you ever purchased an airline ticket or booked hotel reservations through an online travel agency (OTA)? The speed and convenience through which a business trip or vacation can be scheduled using online services were a welcome surprise for those of us who remember the hassle of arranging such accommodations in a pre-web era. Still, the convenience offered by OTA’s does not come without a cost…

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IoT Security Standards – Paving the Way For Customer Confidence
Standards UniversityFebruary 29, 2016
With the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the IoT has moved beyond the initial hype phase and even past the phase of early deployments into what I call the “parental awareness phase”. That is to say, my parents, both of whom…

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Day 2 at the 2017 IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day

by Guest Contributor| Wed, 15 Nov 2017

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) began hosting the Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day as part of its Industry Connections program in 2014, at a time when the development of technical standards in areas such as connectivity, bridging, security and time-sensitive networking (TSN) were rapidly gathering importance in the automotive market. At the seventh-annual

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Day 1 at the 2017 IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day

by Guest Contributor| Mon, 13 Nov 2017

 A seventh-annual gathering of engineers and other professionals from across the rapidly evolving automotive industry gave participants the opportunity to gain knowledge about the changes that have already taken place in their market and to forecast, debate and share ideas on the nature and pace of changes that are ahead. “Ten years ago, only a

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The Endless Possibilities for Quantum Computing

by Guest Contributor| Tue, 07 Nov 2017

From creating new vaccines to smart city applications, the promise of quantum computing is almost endless. For example, researchers are working on a quantum computing platform that can detect traffic jams 45 minutes before they occur. However to realize the potential of quantum computing, standardization on fundamental quantum concepts is necessary, so the IEEE P7130™—Standard for

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IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Hosts 21st Global Standards Collaboration Meeting (GSC-21) in Vienna, Austria

by Guest Contributor| Tue, 24 Oct 2017

IEEE-SA recently hosted the 21st Global Standards Collaboration meeting, a gathering of senior officials from national, regional and international standards bodies. This meeting provided a unique opportunity to share strategies and foster dialogue in support of global standards initiatives that take into account all stakeholders’ inputs and insights. GSC is an unincorporated voluntary organization dedicated

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Intrepid the RAD-SuperMoon: The First 1000BASE-T1 Media Converter with AVB/TSN Support

by Guest Contributor| Tue, 24 Oct 2017

Media converters are popular because they allow the easy connection of Automotive Ethernet ECUs and other nodes to standard Ethernet ports (such as those on PCs). Early media converters, like Intrepid’s RAD-Moon, were designed for first-generation 100 Mb/s Automotive Ethernet. However, the advent of autonomy and the development of new features have led to increasing

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IEEE Blockchain Podcast Series – BlockRx

by Guest Contributor| Fri, 13 Oct 2017

Counterfeit medicine is a rapidly rising global epidemic. The size and scope of the issue are reaching a point where the World Health Organization can only roughly estimate that the number of counterfeit meds in the market range from 10-30%. In this latest Blockchain Podcast Series episode, you’ll hear from Carlos Sanchez and Robert Panetta

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IEEE Standards Fulfill the 2017 World Standards Day Theme: “Standards Make Cities Smarter”

by Guest Contributor| Fri, 13 Oct 2017

Making things “smart” seems to be happening everywhere today. More and more people are using smart tools in their homes, cars and other aspects of their everyday lives. New applications continue to incorporate more and more smart elements, while smart technologies are integrated into new and updated infrastructure as well. Smart city technologies are working

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State of Blockchain Adoption on the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Podcast

by Guest Contributor| Tue, 10 Oct 2017

In August 2017, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) sponsored a groundbreaking, independent research study focused on the State of Blockchain Adoption on the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain. This study will offer detailed insights on unresolved issues, expectations and commitment towards adoption of blockchain for the pharmaceutical supply chain. The research is being conducted by an independent, industry-recognized, third-party research

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IEEE Releases 802.21™-2017 and 802.21.1™- 2017

by Guest Contributor| Wed, 04 Oct 2017

Standards Helping Drive IoT, Smart Grid and Smart Home Technologies When considering the multitude of connected devices, and the diverse range of broadband wireless access technologies in play with the IoT, Smart Grid and Smart Home technologies, there is a growing need to provide a seamless user experience for applications when a wireless device is performing

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A New Horizon within Reach for Personal Health Data Security and Patient Safety with Blockchain

by Maria Palombini| Mon, 25 Sep 2017

As a society, we blindly place our trust in physicians, medicine, and health facilities because at the end of the day these are the people and things that are going to save us. When that trust is broken either through human error or malicious behavior it can have dire results, including death. We often perceive

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IEEE-SA STANDARDS BOARD APPROVALS
28 September 2017

New PARs

  • P2777 (BOG/CAG) Standard for Operation of Coal-Fired 300--600 MW Grade Boilers
  • P2779 (BOG/CAG) Guide for Assessment of Geological Stability of Transmission Corridors
  • P2780 (BOG/CAG) Standard for Insulation Piercing Connectors
  • P802.1ABcu (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Station and Media Access Control Connectivity Discovery Amendment: YANG Data Model
  • P802.1AC-2016/Cor 1 (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks -- Media Access Control (MAC) Service Definition - Corrigendum 1: Logical Link Control (LLC) Encapsulation EtherType
  • P802.1ACct (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks -- Media Access Control (MAC) Service Definition Amendment Support for IEEE Std 802.15.3
  • P802.1Qcw (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks--Bridges and Bridged Networks Amendment: YANG Data Models for Scheduled Traffic, Frame Preemption, and Per-Stream Filtering and Policing
  • P802.1Qcx (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks--Bridges and Bridged Networks Amendment: YANG Data Model for Connectivity Fault Management
  • P3333.1.3 (C/SAB)
 Standard for the Deep Learning-Based Assessment of Visual Experience Based on Human Factors
  • P1934 (COM/SDB) OpenFog Reference Architecture for Fog Computing
  • P2784 (COM/SDB) Guide for the Technology and Process Framework for Planning a Smart City
  • P2721 (EMB/Stds Com) Standard for Wireless Health Device Security Assurance
  • P2778 (PE/ED&PG)
 Guide for Solar Power Plant Grounding for Personnel Protection
  • P2465 (PE/EM) Recommended Practice for Pulse-Type Partial Discharge Measurements on Individual Stator Coils and Bars
  • P2685 (PE/ESSB) Recommended Practice for Energy Storage for Stationary Engine-Starting Systems
  • PC37.120 (PE/PSRCC) Protection System Redundancy for Power System Reliability
  • P2656 (PE/SUB) Guide for Functional Specification of Voltage-Sourced Converter for HVDC Stations
  • PC37.68 (PE/SWG) Standard Design, Test, and Application Requirements for Microprocessor-Based Controls of Distribution Padmount, Dry Vault, Wet Vault, and Polemount Switchgear Rated Above 1 kV and Up to and Including 38 kV
  • P1048a (PE/T&D) Guide for Protective Grounding of Power Lines Amendment to Guide for Protective Grounding of Power Lines
  • P1218 (PE/T&D) Trial-Use Guide for Maintenance of Wood Transmission and Distribution Line Structures
  • P2655 (PE/T&D) Atmospheric Inspection & Assessment
  • P947 (SASB/SCC14) Guide for Identification of Alternative Metric Devices for Valves, Fittings, Threads, Flanges
  • P2657 (VT/RTSC) Guide on Energy Feedback Systems for DC Traction Power Supply System

PARs for the Revision of Standards

  • P1619 (C/CPSC) Standard for Cryptographic Protection of Data on Block-Oriented Storage Devices
  • P1619.1 (C/CPSC) Standard for Authenticated Encryption with Length Expansion for Storage Devices
  • P802.1AE (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks: Media Access Control (MAC) Security
  • P15026-1_Revision (C/S2ESC) ISO/IEC/IEEE 15026-1--Systems and Software Engineering--Systems and Software Assurance--Part 1: Concepts and Vocabulary
  • P1776 (PE/EM) Recommended Practice for Thermal Evaluation of Unsealed or Sealed Insulation Systems for AC Electric Machinery Employing Form-Wound Pre-Insulated Stator Coils for Machines Rated 15 000 V and Below
  • PC37.101 (PE/PSRCC) Guide for Generator Ground Protection
  • P80 (PE/SUB) Guide for Safety in AC Substation Grounding
  • PC37.301 (PE/SWG) Standard for High-Voltage Switchgear (Above 1000 V) Test Techniques--Partial Discharge Measurements
  • P1260 (PE/T&D) Guide on the Prediction, Measurement, and Analysis of AM Broadcast Reradiation by Power Lines
  • P1368 (PE/T&D) Guide for Aeolian Vibration Field Measurements of Overhead Conductors
  • PC57.12.38 (PE/TR) Standard for Pad-Mounted-Type, Self-Cooled, Single-Phase Distribution Transformers 250 kVA and Smaller: High Voltage, 34 500 GrdY/19 920 V and Below; Low Voltage, 480/240 V and Below
  • PC57.91 (PE/TR) Guide for Loading Mineral-Oil-Immersed Transformers and Step-Voltage Regulators
  • P937 (SASB/SCC21) Recommended Practice for Installation and Maintenance of Lead-Acid Batteries for Photovoltaic (PV) Systems
  • P1013 (SASB/SCC21) Recommended Practice for Sizing Lead-Acid Batteries for Stand-Alone Photovoltaic (PV) Systems
  • P1547.2 (SASB/SCC21) Application Guide for IEEE Std 1547(TM), IEEE Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems
  • P1561 (SASB/SCC21) Guide for Optimizing the Performance and Life of Lead-Acid Batteries in Remote Hybrid Power Systems
  • P1562 (SASB/SCC21) Guide for Array and Battery Sizing in Stand-Alone Photovoltaic (PV) Systems
  • P1661 (SASB/SCC21) Guide for Test and Evaluation of Lead-Acid Batteries Used in Photovoltaic (PV) Hybrid Power Systems
  • P2030.1.1 (VT/ITS) Standard Technical Specifications of a DC Quick and Bi-directional Charger for Use with Electric Vehicles

Modified PARs

  • P802.1AS (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Timing and Synchronization for Time-Sensitive Applications
  • P2200 (C/MSC) Standard Protocol for Stream Management in Media Client Devices
  • P1680.1 (C/SAB) Standard for Environmental and Social Responsibility Assessment of Computers and Displays
  • P3079 (C/SAB) Standard for Head Mounted Display (HMD) Based 3D Content Motion Sickness Reducing Technology
  • P3001.2 (IAS/TBCC) Recommended Practice for Evaluating the Electrical Service Requirements of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • P592 (PE/IC) Standard for Insulation Shields on Medium-Voltage (15 kV - 35 kV) Cable Joints and Separable Connectors
  • P1818 (PE/SUB) Guide for the Design of Low Voltage Auxiliary Systems for Electric Power Substations

Withdrawn PARs

  • P1622.3 (C/VSSC)Standard for Election Systems Event Logging Data Interchange Format
  • P1622.4 (C/VSSC)Recommended Practice for Election Modeling
  • P1622.5 (C/VSSC)Standard for Election Systems Usability and Accessibility
  • P1622.6 (C/VSSC)Recommended Practice for Voting Methods Mathematical Models
  • P1622.7 (C/VSSC)Standard for Electronic Pollbook Data Interchange Forma
  • P11073-10406a (EMB/11073)Health Informatics--Personal Health Device Communication Part 10406: Device Specialization--Basic Electrocardiograph (ECG) (1- to 3-lead ECG) Amendment
  • P2408 (IAS/PSP)Guide for Communications-Based Protection of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

New Standards

  • 529-1980/Cor 1 (AES/GA) IEEE Draft Standard Supplement for Strapdown Applications to IEEE Standard Specification Format Guide and Test Procedure for Single-Degree-of-Freedom Rate-Integrating Gyros - Corrigendum 1: 3.3.9.2.2, 3.6.4.1.1, 3.6.4.1.2, 6.3, and 10.10.4.1
  • 802.1CB (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Frame Replication and Elimination for Reliability
  • 802.15.3d (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Information Technology- Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Specific Requirements - Part 15.3: Wireless Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications for High Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN) Amendment for a 100 Gb/s Wireless Switched Point-to-Point Physical Layer
  • 802.16s (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Air Interface for Broadband Wireless Access Systems - Draft Amendment 1 to IEEE Std 802.16-9 20xx: Fixed and Mobile Wireless Access in Channel Bandwidth up to 1.25 MHz
  • 802.19.1a (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Information Technology - Telecommunications and Information Exchange Between Systems - Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Specific Requirements - Part 19: TV White Space Coexistence Methods Amendment: Coexistence Methods for Geo-Location Capable Devices Operating Under General Authorization
  • 1012-2016/Cor 1 (C/S2ESC) IEEE Draft Standard for System, Software and Hardware Verification and Validation - Corrigendum 1
  • 844.1 (IAS/PCI) IEEE Draft Standard for Skin Effect Trace Heating of Pipelines, Vessels, Equipment, and Structures - General, Testing, Marking, and Documentation Requirements
  • 844.2 (IAS/PCI) IEEE Draft Standard for Skin Effect Trace Heating of Pipelines, Vessels, Equipment, and Structures - Application Guide for Design, Installation, Testing, Commissioning, and Maintenance
  • C37.246 (PE/PSRCC) IEEE Draft Guide for Protection Systems of Transmission to Generation Interconnections
  • C62.92.6 (PE/SPDHV) IEEE Draft Guide for the Application of Neutral Grounding in Electrical Utility Systems, Part VI - Systems Supplied by Current-Regulated Sources
  • 1818 (PE/SUB) IEEE Draft Guide for the Design of Low Voltage Auxiliary Systems for Electric Power Substations
  • 1856 (RS/SC) IEEE Draft Standard Framework for Prognostics and Health Management of Electronic Systems
  • 1871.2 (SASB/SCC20) IEEE Draft Recommended Practice for IEEE 1671 Test Equipment Templates and Extension Classes for Describing Intrinsic Signal Path Information for Cables, Interface Adaptors and Test Equipment
  • 62704-1 (SASB/SCC39) IEC/IEEE Draft International Standard for Determining the Peak Spatial Average Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in the Human Body from Wireless Communications Devices, 30 MHz - 6 GHz. Part 1: General Requirements for Using the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) Method for SAR Calculations
  • 62704-3 (SASB/SCC39) Determining the Peak Spatial-Average Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in the Human Body from Wireless Communications Devices, 30 MHz - 6 GHz Part 3: Specific Requirements for Using the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) Method for SAR Calculations of Mobile Phones
  • 1609.2a (VT/ITS) IEEE Draft Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments - Security Services for Applications and Management Messages - Amendment 1

Revision Standards

  • 1076.1 (C/DA) IEEE Draft Standard VHDL Analog and Mixed-Signal Extensions
  • 2410 (COM/SDB) IEEE Draft Standard for Biometric Open Protocol
  • 12207 (C/S2ESC) ISO/IEC/IEEE Draft International Standard - Systems and Software Engineering - Software Life Cycle Processes
  • 26512 (C/S2ESC) ISO/IEC/IEEE Draft International Standard - Systems and Software Engineering - Requirements for Acquirers and Suppliers of Information for Users
  • 11073-10419 (EMB/11073) IEEE Draft Health Informatics - Personal Health Device Communication - Part 10419: Device Specialization - Insulin Pump
  • 11073-10425 (EMB/11073) IEEE Draft - Health Informatics - Personal Health Device Communication - Part 10425: Device Specialization - Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)
  • 515 (IAS/PCI) IEEE Draft Standard for the Testing, Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Electrical Resistance Trace Heating for Industrial Applications
  • 1458 (IAS/PCI) IEEE Draft Recommended Practice for the Selection, Field Testing, and Life Expectancy of Molded Case Circuit Breakers for Industrial Applications
  • 1057/Draft 8 (IM/WM&A) IEEE Draft Standard for Digitizing Waveform Recorders
  • 442 (PE/IC) IEEE Draft Guide for Thermal Resistivity Measurements of Soils and Backfill Materials
  • 387 (PE/NPE) IEEE Draft Standard Criteria for Diesel-Generator Units Applied as Standby Power Supplies for Nuclear Power Generating Stations
  • C62.34 (PE/SPDLV) IEEE Draft Standard for Test Methods and Performance of Low-Voltage (1000 V rms or less) Surge Protective Devices Used on Secondary Distribution Systems (Between the Transformer Low-Voltage Terminals and the Line Side of the Service Entrance Equipment)
  • C37.82 (PE/SWG) IEEE Draft Standard for the Qualification of Switchgear Assemblies for Class 1E Applications in Nuclear Power Generating Stations
  • 60076-57-129 (PE/TR) IEEE/IEC Draft International Standard- Power Transformers- Part 57-129: Transformers for HVDC Applications
  • C57.12.20 (PE/TR) IEEE Draft Standard for Overhead-Type Distribution Transformers 500 kVA and Smaller: High Voltage, 34 500 V and Below; Low Voltage, 7970/13 800Y V and Below

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