Spotlight On Three Products

New offerings include revisions to IEEE Standards Color Book Series and National Electrical Code

7 March 2008

IEEE Std. 602-2007, released in October 2007

From the IEEE Standards Color Book series, the IEEE White Book is a revision of IEEE Std. 602-1996, Recommended Practice for Electric Systems in Health Care Facilities.

The new book describes ways to operate equipment to protect people and property from electrical failures. It presents ideas on how to lay out electrical systems to take advantage of their inherent flexibility while meeting requirements for proper electrical installation.


2008 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), released in September 2007

NFPA 70, from the National Fire Protection Association, establishes provisions for electrical wiring and equipment in all types of buildings. This softbound edition is useful for electrical contractors, engineers, elec­tricians, fire service professionals, safety officials, inspectors, and architects.

Its revisions of the earlier code are based on new technologies and industry needs and include the latest regulations for electrical installations in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Revisions include specifications for electrical security in buildings that house operations critical to power systems, stipulations for outlets to run onboard elec­trical systems in electrified truck parking spaces, ways to reduce work-related hazards, and new guidelines for tamper-resistant electrical outlets.


IEEE Std. 1450.3-2007, released in September 2007

The Standard for Extensions to Standard Test Interface Language (STIL) for Tester Target Specification details how to transfer tester-independent programs to specific automatic test systems. Although native STIL (IEEE Std. 1450-1999) data are tester-independent, the details can help users understand the process for specifying how STIL programs and patterns are mapped onto tester resources. The standard also covers tester resource constraints, known as tester rules checking.


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