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IEEE standards for design of audio electronics equipment

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Bemusedjohnny, Apr 1, 2007.

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  1. Does anyone know which standard practices are used in electronics
    design for audio equipment? Or electronics in general? I'm trying to
    learn more about IEEE standards, and I need a place to start. Thank
  2. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    the IEEE certainly have no interest in audio !

    The AES has some good publications about recommended practice for audio.

    For equipment design it's the skill of the designer that gets the job done
    though. There are no *standard practices* though. God knows I sometimes wish
    there were ! I've just spent about 40 hrs over the last few days weeding out
    *bad practice* from several pieces of supposedly 'pro' audio equipment and the
    attempts of supposed 'pros' to correctly interconnect them. I'm close to being
    fit to explode.


  3. We can only hope.

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    prove it.
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    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  4. Sjouke Burry

    Sjouke Burry Guest

    Please dont scatter yourself all over the place......
  5. I think you're misreading the question. It seems to be really about IEEE
    standards. Because after asking about audio, he then asks about audio in
    general, and then states his real purpose, "trying to learn more about
    IEEE standards".

    It's the last that his homework question (or perhaps his own question)
    is about. The audio comes in because he doesn't know where to start,
    and assumes there must be audio-related IEEE standards. It may even
    be a case of trying to start with something familiar, and who doesn't
    ahve a stereo?

    Obviously, he needs to find a brief introduction to the IEEE standards,
    maybe something as small as a dictionary entry. Then build from
    there. From the question, it sounds like the specific standards mean
    less than how they come to be, but that's just a guess based on a post
    that isn't really well worded to get a tood answer.

  6. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    You can safely ignore the IEEE.

    Standards which are, in theory, legally mandatory include the ANSI/UL
    safety standards, FCC part 19 emi, and the corresponding CE standards.
    These are often ignored for low-volume equipment, although it is
    prudent to be aware of them and design in a good-faith attempt to
    comply, even if you don't immediately plan to certify. But they don't
    address electronic design as such.

    There's an enormous, informal, sometimes contradictory body of
    "standard practices" about which few books have been written. "The Art
    of Electronics" is probably the best, if a bit dated as regards
    packaging and techniques. Jim Williams' two books are fun. Handbooks,
    like the old Reference Data for Radio Engineers, are cheap on the used
    market and worth having around.

    Most people pick this stuff up on the job, like most other crafts.

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