1394 Trade Association
817-410-5750 / Grapevine, TX
The IEEE 1394 multimedia
connection enables simple, low cost, high bandwidth isochronous
(real time) data interfacing between computers, peripherals,
and consumer electronics products such as camcorders, VCRs,
printers, PCs, TVs, and digital cameras.
Unites mobile operators
and manufacturers in the Americas to provide a single voice
to represent the GSM family of wireless technologies GSM,
GPRS, EDGE, and UMTS/HSDPA.
3rd Generation Partnership Project web site.
By Brough Turner and Marc Orange, NMS Communications.
IEEE802.x Specification Downloads
makes these released standards documents available freely
IEEE 802: Overview & Architecture
IEEE 802.1 Bridging & Management
Logical Link Control
IEEE 802.3: CSMA/CD Access Method
IEEE 802.5: Token Ring Access Method
Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN)
IEEE 802.15: Wireless
Personal Area Networks (WPAN)
IEEE 802.16: Broadband
Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMAN)
Resilient Packet Rings
802.11 Working Group
is a standards working group on wireless local area networks.
The working group is a part of IEEE LMSC (LAN MAN Standards
Committee) formerly called IEEE Project 802. IEEE LMSC reports
to the Standards Activity Board (SAB) of the IEEE Computer
Accellera Organization, Inc
707-251-9977 / Napa, CA
is to drive worldwide development & use of standards
required by systems, semiconductor and design tools companies,
which enhance a language-based design automation process.
Advanced Configuration & Power Interface
ACPI (Advanced Configuration
and Power Interface) is an open industry specification co-developed
by Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Phoenix, and Toshiba.
ACPI establishes industry-standard interfaces for OS-directed
configuration and power management on laptops, desktops,
Advanced Television Systems
An international, non-profit organization develops voluntary
standards for digital television. The ATSC member organizations
represent the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture,
consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite, and semiconductor
American Association for Laboratory
/ Frederick, MD
Dedicated to the formal recognition
of competent testing and calibration laboratories, inspection
bodies, proficiency testing providers and reference material
American Council of Independent
/ Washington, DC
Trade association representing independent,
commercial scientific and engineering firms. Its members
are professional services firms engaged in testing, product
certification, consulting, and research and development.
American Electronics Association (AEA)
800-284-4232 / Santa Clara, CA
trade association representing all segments of the electronics
industry, dedicated to strengthening the US electronics
community's competitive position in the global marketplace.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
The Institute's mission is
to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business
and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating
voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment
systems, and safeguarding their integrity.
American Society for Quality (ASQ)
ASQ is the world's leading membership organization devoted
to quality. We have the knowledge, tools, expertise and
resources to inspire you and your organization.
American Society of Test Engineers (ASTE)
Nutting Lake, MA
Made up of corporate
and individual members from primarily the electronics testing
industry as well as electronic instrumentation professionals
from the manufacturing, science, education, and medical
American Society for Testing
and Materials (ASTM)
/ W. Conshohocken, PA
One of the largest voluntary standards
development organizations in the world-a trusted source
for technical standards for materials, products, systems,
Association Connecting Electronics
847-615-7100 / Bannockburn,
A United States-based trade association dedicated
to furthering the competitive excellence and financial success
of its members worldwide, who are participants in the electronic
and Media Authority (ACMA)
statutory authority within the federal government portfolio
of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy responsible
for the regulation of broadcasting, the internet, radiocommunications,
Special Interest Group (SIG) is a trade association comprised
of leaders in the telecommunications, computing, automotive,
industrial automation and network industries that is driving
the development of Bluetooth wireless technology, a low
cost short-range wireless specification for connecting mobile
devices and bringing them to market.
Standards Institution (BSI)
+44 (0)20 8996 6330 / United Kingdom
certification of management systems and products; product
testing services; the development of private, national and
international standards; management systems training and
information on standards and international trade.
The Broadband Forum is a worldwide organization committed
to rapidly creating specifications for communication service
providers and vendors that accelerate the development and
deployment of broadband networks, foster successful interoperability,
and manage and deliver advanced IP services to the customer.
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
800-463-6727 / Ontario, Canada
membership-based association serving business, industry,
government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace.
Group -an international consortium of companies who have
joined together to lead the adoption and evolution of CDMA
wireless systems around the world.
training is offered by the CDMA Development Group (CDG).
Our goal is to provide relevant CDMA technical training
solutions by leading experts in the field. Currently, we
are associated with Qualcomm to deliver courses that cover
a broad range of topics including foundational, advanced
topics, network planning, characterization and optimization.
from the UMTS World website.
European Committee for Electrotechnical
Comité Europeen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europisches Komitee für elektrotechnische Normung
CENELEC's mission is to prepare voluntary electrotechnical
standards that help develop the Single European Market/European
Economic Area for electrical and electronic goods and services
removing barriers to trade, creating new markets and cutting
China Communications Standards Association.
Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications
The CableLabs Certified Cable Modem project,
also known as DOCSIS® (Data Over Cable Service Interface
Specification), defines interface requirements for cable
modems involved in high-speed data distribution over cable
television system networks.
DAVIC creates the
industry standard for end-to-end interoperability of broadcast
and interactive digital audio-visual information, and of
DoD policies, issuances and memorandums.
Video Broadcasting Project (DVB) is an industry-led consortium
of over 270 broadcasters, manufacturers, network operators,
software developers, regulatory bodies and others in over
35 countries committed to designing open technical standards
for the global delivery of digital television and data services.
Components, Assemblies, & Materials Association.
EDN Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium
EEMBC benchmarks have become
an industry standard for evaluating the capabilities of
embedded processors, compilers, and Java implementations
according to objective, clearly defined, application-based
Electronic Industries Alliance
703-907-7500 / Arlington, VA
A partnership of electronic and high-tech associations
and companies whose mission is promoting the market development
and competitiveness of the U.S. high-tech industry through
domestic and international policy efforts.
European Committee for Standardization (CEN)
+ 32 2 550 08 11 / Brussels,
Contributes to the objectives of the European
Union and European Economic Area with voluntary technical
standards which promote free trade, the safety of workers &
consumers, interoperability of networks, environmental protection,
exploitation of research and development programmes, and
Standards Institute (ETSI)
92 94 42 00 / France
Produces globally-applicable standards
for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including
fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet
ETSI EN 301 751
Fixed Radio Systems; Point-to-Point equipments and antennas.
EVDO news, tips, products, downloads, benchmarks, forums
and EVDO coverage.
FCC Compliance Measurement
This series of documents is a non-exclusive list of measurement
techniques that may be used when testing equipment to determine
its compliance with FCC rules. The FCC Knowledge Database
provides additional guidance on testing
devices subject to the FCC's rules.
Communications Commission (FCC)
12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20554
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent
United States government agency, directly responsible to
Congress, 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.
Part 15 Document
CFR Title 47, Part 23
Miscellaneous Wireless Communications Services
FCC OET Laboratory Division Electronic Filing Site
Office of Engineering and
Technology. Download the application guide here.
Frequency Allocations Chart (E.U.)
European table of
frequency allocations and utilizations - frequency range
9 kHz TO 275 GHz (PDF format).
Allocations Chart (U.S.)
From NTIA (PDF format).
Government Electronics & Information Technology
Association - promotes the interests of the U.S. electronics,
communications and information technology industries with
regard to government markets, requirements, and technical
standards. GEIA represents companies that create and apply
innovative products, services, practices, technologies and
integrated solutions to meet government needs.
Global Positioning System. Garmin GPS web site. Click
here to find precise GPS orbits. Click
here for a link to the Schriever AFB GPS fact sheet.
here for a nice tutorial by Trimble.
+44 (0)20 7759 2300
Global System for Mobile Communications. GSM World
web site from the GSM Association, the global trade association
for GSM mobile operators.
HomePNA is the high-speed, reliable networking (LAN)
technology that uses the existing phone wires in your home
to share a single Internet connection with several PCs in
Home RF Resource Center, now
provided by the Palo Wireless website, contains a guide
to useful HomeRF and wireless home networking resources.
Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium
where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public
work together to develop Web standards.
The International Electrotechnical
Commission (IEC) is the leading global organization that
prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical,
electronic and related technologies. These serve as a basis
for national standardization and as references when drafting
international tenders and contracts.
for National Measurement Standards (INMS)
613-998-7018 / Ontario, Canada
The Institute's physical
metrology programs develop, maintain, improve, and disseminate
standards for the base quantities of mass, length, time,
electricity, temperature and luminous intensity as well
as a number of derived measurement standards. The chemical
metrology program develops and maintains world-class capabilities
in selected areas of organic and inorganic trace analysis,
and provides certified reference materials.
Infrared Data Association
Establishes and promotes an infrared standard that provides
convenient cordless connectivity and fosters application
interoperability over a broad range of platforms and devices.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics
IEEE is a non-profit,
technical professional association of more than 360,000
individual members in approximately 175 countries. IEEE
is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer
engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications,
to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among
InterNational Committee for Information
Technology Standards (INCITS)
202-737-8888 / Washington, DC
INCITS is the primary
U.S. focus of standardization in the field of Information
and Communications Technologies (ICT), encompassing storage,
processing, transfer, display, management, organization,
and retrieval of information.
Engineering Consortium (IEC) is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to catalyzing technology and business progress
worldwide in a range of high-technology industries and their
a worldwide community of companies dedicated to the advancement
of real-time, rich-media communications. Interoperability
through international standards is our core value. Member
companies come together to ensure compatibility amongst
their products and services, thus guaranteeing trouble-free
operation for both end customers and service suppliers.
International Organization for Standardization
+41 22 749 01 11 / Switzerland
ISO is a network
of the national standards institutes of 148 countries, on
the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat
in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.
From the International Organization for Standardization.
International Telecommunication Union -
An international organization
within the United Nations System where governments and the
private sector coordinate global telecom networks and services,
and publishes telecommunication technology, regulatory and
An international, non-profit association
of service providers, equipment vendors, testing centers
and enterprise users whose mission is to drive the global
success of IP/MPLS-based technology, networks, and services
while focusing on application and deployment solutions.
919-549-8411 / Research
Triangle Park, NC
Develops standards, certifies industry
professionals, provides education and training, publishes
books and technical articles, and hosts the largest conference
and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western
Integrated Services Digital Network - tutorial.
ISO/IEC 18000-6:2004 (RFID)
Information technology -- Radio frequency identification
for item management -- Part 6: Parameters for air interface
communications at 860 MHz to 960 MHz.
defines the air interface for radio-frequency identification
(RFID) devices operating in the 860 MHz to 960 MHz Industrial,
Scientific, and Medical (ISM) band used in item management
applications. Its purpose is to provide a common technical
specification for RFID devices that may be used by ISO committees
developing RFID application standards.
9000 / ISO 14000
ISO management systems, basics, facts on certification,
new management system standards, additional resources.
State Technology Association (originally known as the Joint
Electron Device Engineering Council)
MIL-STD & MIL-SPEC Documents
ASSIST-Quick Search provides direct access
to Defense and Federal specifications and standards available
in the official DoD repository (including obsolete versions),
the ASSIST database.
Ministry of Internal Affairs
and Communications (MIC)
This is Japan's version of the Federal Communications Commission
National Cooperation for
Laboratory Accreditation (NACLA)
407-333-3327 / Lake Mary, FL
Primary mission is to evaluate
U.S. laboratory accreditation bodies (ABs) and to grant
recognition to those ABs found to be in compliance with
NACLA procedures & the relevant international standards
for competent ABs.
National Fire Protection
The mission of the international
nonprofit NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire
and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and
advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training,
303-440-3339 / Boulder, CO
of is to advance technical and managerial excellence in
the field of metrology, measurement standards, conformity
assessment, Instrument calibration, as well as test and
measurement, through voluntary activities aimed at improving
product and service quality, productivity, and the competitiveness
of member organizations in the international marketplace.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within
the U.S. Commerce Department's Technology Administration.
NIST's mission is to develop and promote measurement, standards,
and technology to enhance productivity, facilitate trade,
and improve the quality of life.
Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)
301-975-4016 / Gaithersburg, MD
accreditation to testing and calibration laboratories.
Office of Communication (Ofcom)
Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition
authority for the U.K. communications industries, with responsibilities
across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless
(OPSEC) Professional Society
Furthers the practice of Operations Security as a profession
and fosters the highest quality of professionalism and competence
among its members. OPSEC is a process used to deny to potential
adversaries information about capabilities and/or intentions
by identifying, controlling and protecting evidence of the
planning and executing of sensitive activities.
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Promotes the generation, application, archiving and worldwide
dissemination of knowledge in optics and photonics.
415-674-4504 / San Francisco, CA
of over 75 members worldwide who have joined together to
establish and maintain standards and disseminate information
about PC/104 and other small form factors to manufacturers
and users, as well as to provide a liaison function between
the PC/104 community and other standard organizations.
PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group
PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers
Group) is a consortium of over 600 companies who collaboratively
develop open specifications for high performance telecommunications
and industrial computing applications.
Special Interest Group
is the industry organization chartered to develop and manage
the PCI standard. With over 850 members, the PCI-SIG effectively
places ownership and management of the PCI specifications
in the hands of the developer community.
Personal Communications Industry Association
PCIA represents companies that develop, own,
manage and operate towers, commercial rooftops and other
facilities for the provision of all types of wireless, broadcasting
and telecommunications services.
PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA)
303-652-2585 / Niwot, CO
An industry consortium who
promotes and maintains the PXI standard.
Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association
The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications
Association of America is the national trade organization
representing all segments of the satellite industry.
Solid-State Circuits Society
The Solid-State Circuits Society is interested in all aspects
of solid-state circuits: the design, testing and application
of circuits and subsystems, as well as closely related topics
in device technology and circuit theory.
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
914-761-1100 / White Plains,
The leading technical society for the motion imaging
Standards & Handbooks References
Broken into categories
of Reliability, Maintainability, Safety, Military, Human
Factors, etc. These are not the actual documents, but are
descriptions of what can be found in each one.
Standards Council of Canada
613-238-3222 / Ontario, Canada
A federal Crown corporation
with the mandate to promote efficient and effective standardization.
Telecommunications Industry Association
Industry Association (TIA) is a non-profit trade association
serving the communications and information technology industry,
with proven strengths in market development, trade shows,
domestic and international advocacy, standards development
and enabling e-business.
The OPSEC Professional's Association
206-426-1379 / Hesperia, CA
The Operations Security Professional's Association (OSPA)
is a tax exempt Non-profit organization dedicated to improving
awareness of Operations Security procedures, as well as
building cohesion amongst its members. OSPA members work
together behind the scenes to further the discipline, as
well as creating and sharing information on a wide range
of subjects, such as information security, OPSEC briefings,
Security Briefings, OPSEC program management and more.
Forum - international body for promoting 3G systems (Universal
Mobile Telephone System)
UMTS news, industry, technology information,
applications, events, articles, resources, history, links,
USB Implementers Forum, Inc
USB Implementers Forum, Inc. is a non-profit
corporation founded by the group of companies that developed
the Universal Serial Bus specification. The USB-IF was formed
to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement
and adoption of Universal Serial Bus technology.
VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA)
VITA, the VMEbus International Trade Association,
is an incorporated, non-profit organization of vendors and
users having a common market interest. VITA believes in
and champions open system architectures as opposed to proprietary
"A Summary of FCC Rules for Ultra Wideband Communications,"
compliments of Gary Breed, editor of High Frequency Electronics
magazine, January 2005 edition.
The Wi-Fi Alliance is a nonprofit
international association formed in 1999 to certify interoperability
of wireless Local Area Network products based on IEEE 802.11
specification. Currently the Wi-Fi Alliance has over 200
member companies from around the world, and over 1000 products
have received Wi-Fi certification since certification began
in March of 2000. The goal of the Wi-Fi Alliance's members
is to enhance the user experience through product interoperability.
power, short range, low data rate version of Bluetooth,