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New standards for computer software, electrical power systems, and music information

6 March 2009

IEEE Std. 90003-2008, released in December

The IEEE Guidelines for the Application of ISO 9001:2000 to Computer Software explains what users of IEEE standards must do to meet the quality management expectations applied to software development of ISO 9001:2000 (the International Organization of Standards’ quality-management-system standard). The guidelines cover ISO/IEC 90003, the software development guide for ISO 9001, and includes a bibliography of IEEE standards mentioned in the text.

IEEE Std. C37.2-2008, released in November

This latest revision to the IEEE Standard Electrical Power System Device Function Numbers, Acronyms, and Contact Designations explains 17 acronyms for functions not previously covered by the standard, which dates to 1928. New information covers topics such as arc-fault detection, high-impedance fault detection, human-machine interface, communications devices, digital-fault and sequence-of-event recorders, power-quality recorders, substation time sources, and synchrophasor devices.

IEEE Std. 1599-2008, released in August

The IEEE Recommended Practice for Definition of a Commonly Acceptable Musical Application Using the XML Language defines a standard for representing music symbolically. The language is used to describe and process music information in a multilayered environment in order to integrate structural, score, MIDI, and digital sound levels. The standard can be applied to any software dealing with music information, including score editing, musical databases, and composition applications.

FOR MORE INFORMATION on these and other standards, visit the IEEE Standards Association Web site.

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