Newswire February 2019

A monthly update on standards and related solutions.

Newly Published Standards


IEEE 1267 TM -2019, Guide for Development of Specifications for Turnkey Substation Projects  

The scope of this guide is to provide methodology, requirements and practices for both the users and suppliers for a systematic and coordinated approach for development of specification for turnkey substation projects.



IEEE 211 TM -2018, Standard Definitions of Terms for Radio Waves Propagation  

The standard provides terms and definitions used in the context of electromagnetic wave propagation relating to the fields of telecommunications, remote sensing, radio astronomy, optical waves, plasma waves, the ionosphere, the magnetosphere, and magnetohydrodynamic, acoustic, and electrostatic waves.




IEEE C37.112 TM -2018, Standard for Inverse-Time Characteristics Equations for Overcurrent Relays  

The scope of this standard includes the review of various existing analytic techniques used to represent relay operating characteristic curve shapes and proposed analytical (formula) representation of typical operating characteristic curve shapes to foster some standardization of available inverse-time relay characteristics provided in microprocessor or computer relay applications. 




IEEE 802.3cd TM -2018, Standard for Ethernet - Amendment 3: Media Access Control Parameters for 50 Gb/s and Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 50 Gb/s, 100 Gb/s, and 200 Gb/s Operation

This standard defines Ethernet local area, access and metropolitan area networks. Ethernet is specified at selected speeds of operation; and uses a common media access control (MAC) specification and management information base (MIB). The Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD) MAC protocol specifies shared medium (half duplex) operation, as well as full duplex operation. 




IEEE 45.4-2018, Recommended Practice for Electrical Installations on Shipboard--Marine Sectors and Mission Systems  

An extension of the baseline technology and methods covered in IEEE std 45, P45.4 provides a consensus of recommended practices for marine sectors and mission systems in marine electrical engineering as applied specifically to ships, shipboard systems, and equipment.



Of Interest


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Open Source

Meet Andre. He is a Mozilla Foundation Fellow working to better understand the role of open source hardware helping to close the gaps in global innovation with respect to research labs and tools.

Through this collaborative survey Andre attempts to build a global understanding of current research-tool needs that are not yet being met by competitive open hardware alternatives. Basically, the survey asks which research tools scientists would particularly use if there were low-cost Open Source solutions out there, so that these tools could be built.

If you are interested in helping this work, you may do so by responding to the below, anonymous survey:




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