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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Andraw Richards, Nov 22, 2004.

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  1. I am working on school project on this EIA-909.
    How can I read some of the spec?
    Any design references I can research? Thank you.
  2. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello Andraw,

    These standards are mostly under strong copyright protection and must be
    purchased. Unfortunately they can be quite expensive. I had to shell out
    more than $200 for my set of the IEC-601.

    However, you may be able to obtain a copy for a while through your
    library. It is unlikely that they have it unless it is a huge university
    library but they may be able to request one.

    Regards, Joerg
  3. EIA-909?
    You do charge it to the client, you understand; you _don't_ part
    with it at the end of the job -- look at how many books/journals/
    specs you used for the job without charging the client a penny.
  4. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hi Nicholas,
    No, I don't do that. If I have to buy it just for that one consulting
    assignment I'd tell the client that they will be billed for it. But then
    it's their copy after I am done. Stuff like IEC is my daily bread so
    that is just part of my overhead of doing business. IOW, I buy it and it
    stays here. In your contracts you could try to include a 'standards
    maintenance surcharge' like my CPA bills a 'computer surcharge'. But I
    guess in our market that won't fly.

    Regards, Joerg
  5. That depends on your agreement with the client. Some have in the
    contract that they want everything that they specifically paid for.
    Some actually mean it.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  6. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hi Andrew,
    Since I live near Sacramento I am not so familiar with S.F. but my first
    trip would probably be to Stanford. You need to have the exact title,
    year and ISBN number which you should be able to obtain from EIA. Then
    they can look it up on their network to see whether they can order it
    from another library. Universities can usually get their hands on almost
    anything that was ever published.

    Regards, Joerg
  7. Joerg, I have been to Stanford engineering library. However, to check out
    reference material (not on shelf), I need Stanford student card which I do
    not have.
  8. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hi Andrew,
    Yes, you'd need that. Do they let you have it for reading inside the
    library? That, plus a thermos of coffee should do in your case. Another
    option is to try the local public library. In our community we pay taxes
    for that so membership is free. If they don't have a certain publication
    they can also get it for you. I believe even if it had to come from a
    university system.

    Regards, Joerg
  9. Thanks Joerg. None of any Silicon Valley & SF public libraries has any EIA
  10. My University alumni card allows me access to university and corporate
    libraries. Could that work for you?

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  11. Which library? Can I check if they have EIA specs? Thanks so much.
  12. Get a real librarian to search. They can find just about anything.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  13. Mark Zenier

    Mark Zenier Guest

    Check to see if they've renumbered the standard in the ANSI catalog.

    You should be able to search for keyword at the EIA/TIA site or the
    ANSI site. and, last I checked. To see what
    the real name is.

    There's also the company that's the sole? distributor,
    Global Engineering Documents(?).

    Mark Zenier Washington State resident
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