Friday, May 08, 2009

ISO - International Organization for Standardization

ISO - International Organization for Standardization

ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 157 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.

ISO 9000 / ISO 14000

American National Standards Institute - ANSI

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Founded - October 19, 1918, coordinates the 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.

American National Standards Institute - ANSI

Voluntary Standards Cover the Spectrum: from Multipurpose Utility Vehicles to Magnet Wire

Magnet Wire - ANSI and NEMA

Magnet Wire

Magnet wire, also known as winding wire, is an insulated copper or aluminum electrical conductor used in motors, transformers, and other electromagnetic equipment. When wound into a coil and energized, magnet wire creates an electromagnetic field for use in energy transformation as well as a wide range of communications applications and products.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
1899 L Street, NW 11th Floor Washington, DC 20036, USA

NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Information

NIST- Wikipedia

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), known between 1901-1988 as the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), is a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce's Technology Administration. The institute's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of life.

Kids, General public.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Safety and Health Standards - CSA

The Canadian Standards Association is a not-for-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace.

Safety and Health Standards - CSA

CSA Group works closely with leading independent agencies and associations to promote safety standards in North America and around the world.

CSA marks confirm that a product has been tested and has met the applicable standards for safety & performance as outlined by ANSI, UL, CSA, NSF and more.

CSA Marks & Labels for North America

Special inspection for electrical health care products - "Your electric health care product is tested against the provincial guidelines Field Approval of Health Care Equipment plus any applicable CSA Group health care product standard requirements."

Special inspection for electrical health care - CSA

Field Certification & Field Evaluation Programs

"These programs allow CSA labels to be applied to a limited run of products in the field, where ever they are used or installed in the U.S. and Canada."

CSA Group
178 Rexdale Blvd. Toronto, ON Canada M9W 1R3

Underwriters Laboratories - Product Compliance

UL is the trusted source across the globe for product compliance. Benefiting a range of customers - from manufacturers and retailers to consumers and regulating bodies - we've tested products for public safety for more than a century.

What is functional safety

Underwriters Laboratories - Product Compliance

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for over a century.

What is functional safety?

IEC 61508 is concerned with functional safety, achieved by safety-related systems that are primarily implemented in electrical and/or electronic and/or programmable electronic (E/E/PE) technologies, i.e. E/E/PE safety related systems.

NEMA - National Electrical Manufacturers Association

NEMA - National Electrical Manufacturers Association

NEMA, created in the fall of 1926 by the merger of the Electric Power Club and the Associated Manufacturers of Electrical Supplies, provides a forum for the standardization of electrical equipment, enabling consumers to select from a range of safe, effective, and compatible electrical products.

Monday, May 04, 2009

FreePCB - PCB editor

FreePCB - PCB editor

FreePCB is a free, open-source PCB editor for Microsoft Windows, released under the GNU General Public License. It was designed to be easy to learn and easy to use, yet capable of professional-quality work. It does not have a built-in autorouter, but it can use the FreeRoute web-based autorouter at freerouting.net. Some of its features are:
  • 1 to 8 copper layers
  • Board size up to 60 inches by 60 inches
  • Uses English or metric units (i.e. mils or mm) for most functions.
  • Footprint libraries courtesy of Ivex Design International Inc.
  • Copper fill areas
  • Footprint Wizard and Footprint Editor for creating or modifying footprints
  • Imports and exports PADS-PCB netlists
  • Exports extended Gerber files (RS274X) and Excellon drill files
  • Design rule checker
  • Autosave
Example - Logic Analyzer: This is an open-source logic analyzer called MiniLA contributed by Bob Grieb of the User Forum. The image on right is the Logic Analyzer PCB.

miniLA - mini Logic Analyzer

Some Features:
  • Up to 32 channels
  • 128 Kb of memory for each channel
  • Sampling rate up to 100 MHz (timebase in 1-2-5 sequence)
  • Input levels compatible with 3.3V and 5V logic
  • Selectable pretrigger/posttrigger buffer size in 8K step

Blocks

80C51 Analog Analog-Design Analytical-Instrumentation Android Application-Notes-2 ASIC-Design ASIC-SOC-FPGA Bipolar-Transistors Capacitors Circuit-Archive Circuit-Design Circuit-Design-2 Communications Communications-Chips Component-Testing Computer-IC-Module Computer-Interfacing Control-Systems Design-Service Design-Service-2 Design-Service-3 Digital Discrete-Semiconductors DSP EDA EDA-2 EDA-3 EDA-4 EDA-5 Educational Educational-2 Electrical Electromechanical Embedded Embedded-2 Embedded-Applications Embedded-Systems-Tools Energy-Power Engineering-Services Engineering-Services-2 Engineering-Services-3 ESD-EMI-RFI Firmware Home-Automation Industrial-Automation IoT-WSN-M2M LED-Lighting Magazines Manufacturing-Services Materials-Nanotech Mechanical-3D-CAD Mechatronics Medical-Electronics MEMS Microcontroller Microelectronics Mixed Mixed-Semiconductor Mixed-Signal-Design Opamps Open-Hardware Optoelectronics Organizations-Associations Passive-Components PCB-Layout Photonics-Optics PIC Power-Devices Power-Electronics Power-Electronics-Design Process-Control Process-Control-2 Product-Safety Product-System-Design Projects Quality Reference Research-Institutes RF-Components RF-Design RF-Engineering-Services RF-Microwave RF-Semiconductor RF-Wireless-Networking Robotics Scientific-Software Semiconductors Sensors SMPS-Power-Supply Software-Code Spice-Simulation Standards Standards-2 Tech-Docs Tech-Media Technical-Computing Test-Measurement TM-Applications Training-Consulting Virtual-Instrumentation