Overviews Of Standards Groups

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IEEE Standards

Through its global membership, IEEE is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecoommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics among others.

Members rely on IEEE as a source of technical and professional information, resources and services. To foster an interest in the engineering profession, IEEE also serves student embers in colleges and universities around the world. Other important constituencies include prospective members and organizations that purchase IEEE products and participate in conferences or other IEEE programs.

Federal Communications Commission

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.The Bureaus¡¦ responsibilities include: processing applications for licenses and other filings; analyzing complaints; conducting investigations; developing and implementing regulatory programs; and taking part in hearings. Xmultiple's category RJ connectors conforms to FCC rules and regulations, part 68 subpart F".

RoHS Services

Provide world class legal metrology and enforcement services. RoHS is a successful Agency providing world class fair, legal, accurate, sustainable measurement and enforcement services. The RoHS Agency is driving forward innovation to promote trade and protecting consumers, health and the environment. National Measurement Office (NMO) has responsibility for ensuring that all trade measurements are accurate, legal, and fair to buyer and seller. Responsibility include:

  • Preparation of weighing and measuring legislation under the UK Weights & Measures Act and EEC Act 1972
  • Representation of the UK in the European Community and in the International Organization for Legal Metrology (OIML)
  • Maintaining traceability in trade measurement
  • Achieving conformity to directives and standards

ISO - International Organization for Standardization

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 159 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.

ISO is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors. On the one hand, many of its member institutes are part of the governmental structure of their countries, or are mandated by their government. On the other hand, other members have their roots uniquely in the private sector, having been set up by national partnerships of industry associations.

Perry Johnson ISO Registry

Perry Johnson, inc. has ISO 9000 experts who are Lead Auditors certified by the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) of Great Britain, RABQSA International and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) of the United States.Perry Johnson, Incorporated (PJI) is one of the world¡¦s leading training organizations and is the largest ISO 9000 trainer in North America. Since 1983, the professionals at PJI have presented seminars to more than three million people ? in seven languages and in more than 80 cities worldwide ? with a client base in excess of 40,000 organizations.PJI has been involved with ISO 9000 since its inception. In fact, PJI's U.K. affiliates were instrumental in the formulation and implementation of these standards, and have helped thousands of companies achieve registration over the past 15 years.

UKAS - United Kingdom Acceditation

Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators.UKAS is a non-profit-distributing private company, limited by guarantee. UKAS is independent of Government but is appointed as the national accreditation body by the Accreditation Regulations 2009 (SI No 3155/2009) and operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government through the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skill.

ANAB - ANAB Acceditation

The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board plays an important role in ensuring the safety and quality of goods and services and in protecting the environment.We accredit testing and calibration labs, inspection and certification bodies, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers. You wouldn't want to be treated by a doctor who isn't board certified in her specialty, or send your child to a college that isn't accredited, would you? Like those accrediting bodies, we conduct audits to make sure our clients follow international standards and are competent to do their work.

IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission

The IEC is the world's leading organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies ? collectively known as "electro technology". Wherever you find electricity and electronics, you find the IEC supporting safety and performance, the environment, electrical energy efficiency and renewable energies. The IEC also manages conformity assessment systems that certify that equipment, systems or components conform to its International Standards.

JEDEC - EDEC Solid State Technology Association

JEDEC is the leading developer of standards for the solid-state industry. Almost 3300 participants, appointed by some 300 companies work together in 50 JEDEC committees to meet the needs of every segment of the industry, manufacturers and consumers alike. The publications and standards that they generate are accepted throughout the world. All JEDEC standards are available online, at no charge.


Pluggable transceiver modules compliant to the CFP MSA will be used on these 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s interfaces. The CFP MSA is defining the specifications required to support multiple applications using the same form factor. These applications include various protocols (such as 40GbE, 100GbE, OC-768/STM-256, OTU3), media types (multimode and single mode fiber optics) and link distances. The CFP MSA utilizes numerous innovative features like advanced thermal management, EMI management and 10Gb/s signal integrity design to define the transceiver mechanical form factor, the optical connector, the 10x10Gb/s electrical connector with its pin assignments, the MDIO-based transceiver management interface and the hardware required on the system host board

This Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) defines the form factor of an optical transceiver which can support 40Gbit/s and 100Gbit/s interfaces for Ethernet, Telecommunications and other applications. The electrical interface will vary by application, but the nominal signaling lane rate is 10Gbit/s and documentation is provided for CAUI, XLAUI, SFI-S and SFI-5.2 electrical interface specifications. The CFP module may be used to support single mode and multimode fiber optics. http://www.cfp-msa.org/press.html.

PoETec Technology Consortium

Formed by industry leading networking components, IC and system companies; the PoETec Consortium is intended to create an ecosystem to enhance the growth of the Power over Ethernet marketplace.

The PoETec members will be defining and adopting interface specifications to enable rapid deployment of next generation IEEER 802.3 Power over Ethernet standards based equipment. The PoETec consortium will make its interface specification available for public download and will provide implementation rights to all suppliers and system vendors who join the organization. Everyone has full access to our completed specifications.

The PoETec members are the leading networking components, IC and system companies currently involved in the PoE market. Membership includes a royalty-free and non-exclusive worldwide license for use of all PoETec specifications. http://www.0baset.org./poetecmembers/

SGS Group

SGS is the world¡¦s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, we employ over 55,000 people and operate a network of more than 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

HDMI Licensing, LLC Group

The HDMI Licensing, LLC is the licensing group for HDMI. HDMI has quickly become the de facto standard for connecting consumer electronic devices. By delivering crystal-clear all digital video and audio quality via a single cable, HDMI helps provide consumers with the ultimate home theater experience. Becoming a member of the HDMI community offers companies the ability use HDMI technology and connectors on their products.

ASTM International


ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.

ASTM¡¦s leadership in international standards development is driven by the contributions of its members: more than 30,000 of the world¡¦s top technical experts and business professionals representing 135 countries. Working in an open and transparent process and using ASTM¡¦s advanced electronic infrastructure, ASTM members deliver the test methods, specifications, guides, and practices that support industries and governments worldwide.

ElectroStatic Discharge Association - ESDA

EESD Facility Certification
The ESD Association Facility Certification Program evaluates a facility's ESD program based on industry standard ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007 or IEC 61340-5-1.¡ø Documentation ¡øESD Control Element Selection & Function ¡øTraining ¡øPurchasing (ESD-related contracts) ¡øCalibration ¡øNon-conforming product, and documentation control.
ANSI S20.20 ESD Document


The IECQ is a worldwide approval and certification system for covering the supply of electronic components and associated materials and assemblies and processes. It uses quality assessment specifications that are based on International Standards prepared by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

HDBaseT Alliance

Incorporated in 2010, the HDBaseT Alliance was founded by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Valens to promote and standardize HDBaseT technology for whole-home and commercial distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia. HDBaseT enables a single LAN cable to replace multiple cables and connectors in the home entertainment and business. Overview

UL - Underwriters Laboratories

UL is the trusted resource across the globe for product safety certification and compliance solutions. Benefiting a range of customers - from manufacturers and consumers to regulatory bodies and code officials - we've tested products for public safety for more than a century.

IQNET Association (International Certificate Network)

The IQNet Management Systems Assessments and Certifications enhance business performance of customer organizations facilitating international trade. IQNet services provide an international passport ensuring global recognition and world-wide market access. IQNet certificate grants to customers the use of IQNet exclusive registered mark, which is known around the world as a synonym of Quality. IQNet co-operative approach simplifies International certification process and reduces associated costs.

IQNet is a leader in global certification services IQNet, through its international network of national registrars, is the preferred provider for world-wide certification services and assessments, with a focus on management systems: with global resources and capabilities: over 17'000 auditors and experts, leading in integrity and competency: accredited by more than 40 accreditation bodies serving in all business and social sectors: more than 150'000 certified organizations world-wide offering to customers a big variety of innovative, value adding services.

IQNet Certificate are based on regular peer evaluations and on a permanent world-wide co-operation all IQNet members have signed the IQNet Multi-Lateral Agreement (MLA). This means they mutually recognise the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and various other certificates of all other IQNet partner as being equivalent to their own. IQNet Certificates are the main evidence of this international recognition. They are provided by all IQNet certification bodies to their respective customers.

USB.Org - Universal Serial Bus

Universal Serial Bus (USB) connects more than computers and peripherals. It has the power to connect users with a whole new world of PC experiences. USB is a computer users instant connection to the fun of digital photography or the limitless creative possibilities of digital imaging. Look for the USB label on most computer and networking products. USB connectors provide the connection with other people through the power of PC-telephony and video conferencing as well.

ANSI - American National Standards Institute

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) coordinates development and use of voluntary consensus standards in the United States and represents the needs and views of U.S. stakeholders in standardization forums around the globe.

The Institute oversees creation, promulgation and use of thousands of international norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and livestock production to energy distribution, and many more. ANSI is actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards.

Reach Compliance & Legislation

The REACH Legislation. A Major EU-27 regulation over the past 20 years REACH: Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH),establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC.

Telcordia Technologies

Telcordia is uniquely positioned to provide in-depth, expert consulting regarding this GR (Generic Requirements), including knowledge of how these generic requirements are used by telecommunication carriers in selecting products to meet their deployment needs.

The Generic Requirements document (GR) presents minimum spatial and environmental criteria for all new telecommunications equipment used in Central Offices (COs) and other environmentally controlled telephone equipment spaces. These criteria were developed jointly by Telcordia and industry representatives. They are applicable to switching and transport systems, associated cable distribution systems, distributing and interconnecting frames, power equipment, operations support systems, and cable entrance facilities. Compliance with these requirements may increase network robustness, simplify equipment installation, and promote the economical planning and engineering of equipment spaces.

All optoelectronic devices used within CFP MSA modules designed by CFP manufacturers meet the reliability requirements as specified per Telcordia GR-468-CORE (Generic Reliability Assurance Requirements for Optoelectronic Devices Used in Telecommunications Equipment).

In addition, the CFP MSA modules are for use in equipment to be qualified per Telcordia
GR-63-CORE Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) Requirements for Physical Protection.

Telcordia also offers a comprehensive and independent laboratory testing service that helps manufacturers develop and qualify new products and bring those products to market in a timely and cost-effective manner. To submit comments on this GR, or to obtain further information regarding Fiber Testing and Consulting Services, the Telcordia contact information is

Executive Director - Network and Product Integrity
Telcordia Technologies



The ODVA is an international association comprised of members from the world's leading automation companies. Collectively, ODVA and its members support network technologies based on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP). These currently include DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP along with major extensions to CIP - CIP Safety, CIP Sync and CIP Motion?. ODVA manages the development of these open technologies, and assists manufacturers and users of CIP technologies through tools, training and promotional activities. In addition, ODVA offers conformance testing to help ensure that products built to its specifications operate in multi-vendor systems. ODVA also is active in other standards development organizations and industry consortia to drive the growth of open communication standards. For more information, visit the ODVA web site at: http://www.odva.org.


CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization, was created in 1973 as a result of the merger of two previous European organizations: CENELCOM and CENEL. Nowadays, CENELEC is a non-profit technical organization set up under Belgian law and composed of the National Electrotechnical Committees of 30 European countries. In addition, 8 National Committees from neighboring countries are participating in CENELEC work with an Affiliate status. CENELEC members have been working together in the interests of European harmonization since the 1950s, creating both standards requested by the market and harmonized standards in support of European legislation and which have helped to shape the European Internal Market. CENELEC works with 15,000 technical experts from 30 European countries. Its work directly increases market potential, encourages technological development and guarantees the safety and health of consumers and workers.

A Resolution of 7th May 1985 of the European Council formally endorsed the principle of reference to European standards within the relevant European regulatory work (Directives), thereby paving the way to a New Approach in the philosophy of regulations and standards in Europe. In the light of this New Approach, CENELEC is developing and achieving a coherent set of voluntary electrotechnical standards as a basis for the creation of the Single European Market/European Economic Area without internal frontiers for goods and services.

InfiniBand Trade Association

The InfiniBand Trade Association was founded in 1999 and is chartered with maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand specification. The IBTA is led by a distinguished steering committee that includes Cisco, IBM, Intel, Mellanox, QLogic, Sun and Voltaire. Other members of the IBTA represent leading enterprise IT vendors who are actively contributing to the advancement of the InfiniBand specification. The IBTA actively markets and promotes InfiniBand from an industry perspective through public relations engagements and unites the industry through IBTA-sponsored developer conferences and workshops.

FCIA - Fibre Channel Industry Association

The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) is a mutual benefit non-profit international organization of manufacturers, system integrators, developers, vendors, industry professionals and end users. The FCIA is committed to delivering a broad base of Fibre Channel infrastructure technology to support a wide array of applications within the mass storage and IT-based arenas. FCIA working groups and committees focus on specific aspects of the technology, targeting both vertical and horizontal markets including data storage, video, networking and storage area networking (SAN) management.

Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition

EICC promotes an industry code of conduct for global electronics supply chains to improve working and environmental conditions. The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition was established in 2004 to promote a common code of conduct for the electronics, and information and communications technology (ICT) industry. EICC now includes more than 40 global ICT companies and their suppliers. Xmultiple works to the codes of the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). The EICC includes many electronics firms that work together to voluntarily improve working conditions and environments throughout the electronics supply chain. Any company may voluntarily adopt the EICC Code of Conduct. Adoption steps include: Identify interest, Obtain management commitment, Train staff, Establish and promote the Code of Conduct, Integrate the Code of Conduct into procurement processes, Emphasize continuous improvement, Work with EICC to standardize industry tools.

DODSSP - Department of Defense Single Stock Point

Informational pages about the Department of Defense Single Stock Point for Mil Specs and Standards. Archived copies of the DODISS Notice can be found here. ASSIST Update has replaced the DODISS Notice. Copies of the ASSIST Update (a bimonthly summary of changes to the ASSIST document database) can be found here - http://dodssp.daps.dla.mil/

British Approval Board for Telecommunications


It was established in July 1982 by the UK government to provide type approval services to the telecommunications terminal industry. BABT is wholly owned by T¨¹V Product Service Limited, Germany's main test and certification bodyFrom July 1982, manufacturers could submit phones to be approved by BABT and if approved would carry the green circular label. http://www.tuv-sud.co.uk/uk-en

ECHA - European Chemicals Agency

ECHA is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU's groundbreaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment as well as for innovation and competitiveness. ECHA helps companies to comply with the legislation, advances the safe use of chemicals, provides information on chemicals and addresses chemicals of concern.











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