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

Newly Published Standards


IEEE C37.30.5 TM -2018, Standard for Definitions for AC High-Voltage Air Switches Rated Above 1000 V

The terms and definitions in this standard cover all high-voltage enclosed and non-enclosed, indoor and outdoor air switches rated in excess of 1000 V used primarily in connection with generation, transmission, distribution, and conversion of electric power. This includes such switch types as disconnect, horn-gap, fault initiation, and ground for manual or power operation.


IEEE 802.11aq TM -2018,  IEEE Standard for Information technology—Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and metropolitan area networks—Specific requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 5: Preassociation Discovery 

The scope of this standard is to define one medium access control (MAC) and several physical layer (PHY) specifications for wireless connectivity for fixed, portable, and moving stations (STAs) within a local area.  This amendment defines modifications to the IEEE 802.11TM standard, above the physical layer (PHY), to enable delivery of pre-association Service Discovery information discovery by IEEE 802.11 stations (STAs).




IEEE 1641.1a TM -2018,  Guide for the Use of IEEE 1641TM, Standard for Signal and Test Definition Amendment 1: Addition of Guidelines for Producing Reusable Test Signal Frameworks for Use on Platforms Utilizing Automatic Test Markup Language 

This guide provides application information and guidance for users who write, develop, implement, and support test requirements, signal definitions, and signal responses using IEEE 1641TM -2010, the signal and test definition (STD) standard.1 Examples of the definition and use of signal models in different environments are included.




IEEE 1903.3 TM -2017, Standard for Self-Organizing Management Protocols of Next Generation Service Overlay Network

This standard specifies protocols between Overlay Management (OM) Functional Entity (FE) and all other NGSON FEs, and/or NGSON nodes to enable OM FE involved self-organizing management capability. This capability includes activation and deactivation of an NGSON node and addition, deletion, movement and copy of an NGSON function entity from or to an NGSON node.



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Save the Date: Harmonization of the Digital Citizen Workshop, 13 February 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland



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