IEEE-SA - Newswire November 2018
A monthly update on standards and related solutions.

Newly Published Standards


IEEE 802.1QTM-2018, Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks—Bridges and Bridged Networks

This standard specifies Bridges that interconnect individual LANs, each supporting the IEEE 802® MAC Service using a different or identical media access control method, to provide Bridged Networks and VLANs.



IEEE C57.161TM-2018, Guide for Dielectric Frequency Response Test

This guide is applicable to the methods of Dielectric Frequency Response (DFR) of liquid-immersed transformers. The guide includes recommendations for instrumentation, procedures for performing the tests, and techniques for analyzing the data. This guide can be used in both field and factory applications.




IEEE C57.110TM-2018, Recommended Practice for Establishing Liquid Immersed and Dry-Type Power and Distribution Transformer Capability when Supplying Nonsinusoidal Load Currents

This recommended practice applies only to two winding transformers covered by IEEE C57.12.00TM, IEEE C57.12.01TM, and NEMA ST20.1 It does not apply to rectifier transformers. The purpose of this document is to establish uniform methods for determining the capability of transformers when supplying nonsinusoidal load currents of known characteristics.




IEEE 3006.8TM-2018, Recommended Practice for Analyzing Reliability Data for Equipment Used in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

This recommended practice describes how to analyze reliability data for equipment used in industrial and commercial power systems. Equipment reliability data collected over the years is presented. This is followed by a discussion of key equipment reliability metrics, such as failure rate, downtime to repair in hours per failure, and probability of starting (operating).




IEEE 3002.8TM-2018, Recommended Practice for Conducting Harmonic Studies and Analysis of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

This recommended practice describes how to conduct harmonic studies and analysis of industrial and commercial power systems. The basic concepts are described first. This is followed by a discussion of how to determine the need for a harmonic-analysis study, how to assemble the required data, how to recognize potential problems, and how to implement corrective measures.



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NEW: NESC 2017®, Spanish Edition

This Handbook offers the National Electrical Safety Code text in English along with commentary by contributors translated into Spanish.



IEEE White Paper: Smart Grid Standards for Operation in Sub-1 GHz Bands

This white paper is intended to provide information on the benefits and applications of IEEE 802® wireless standards operating in sub-1 GHz bands.





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Episode 73: A Conversation with Konstantinos Karachalios

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Laying the Foundation for the Lossless Data Center

Modern data centers are tasked with delivering intelligent multi‐media responses to real‐time human interactions. Massive amounts of data are being churned and sifted by highly parallel applications, such as Online Data Intensive Services and Artificial Intelligence…    




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Learn more about IEEE 802 “Network Enhancements for the Next Decade” Industry Connections Activity

Download IEEE 802® Nendica Report: The Lossless Network for Data Centers

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The word “quantum” gained currency in the late 20th century as a descriptor signifying something so significant it defied the use of common adjectives. For example, a “quantum leap” is a dramatic advancement (also an early 1990’s television series starring Scott Bakula). At best, that is an imprecise (though entertaining) definition. When “quantum” is applied to “computing,” however, we are indeed entering an era of dramatic advancement…    


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Learn about IEEE-SA Quantum Computing standards projects: IEEE P7130TM and IEEE P7131TM



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The First Space Tourism Trips Are Scheduled for Next Year

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