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Issue 06/2018

Recognizing exceptional achievements

2018 Thomas A. Edison Awards laureates

Every year, the IEC pays tribute to people from its organization, for their distinguished work and commitment to improving the safety, compatibility and energy efficiency of electrical products and systems, with its Thomas Edison Award.

Issue 04/2018

2018 IEC Awards

Recognizing excellence and commitment to IEC

Every year IEC honours the commitment and work of a number of individuals in its community who, through their leadership and technical expertise, have contributed to making products and electrical systems safer, more energy efficient, more reliable and more compatible. 

2017
Issue 08/2017

Quality assurance is vital for global PV market growth

IRENA report emphasizes role of international standards

By 2030, total installed PV capacity could range between 1 760 gigawatts (GW) and 2 500 GW. However, if market growth is to remain sustainable, the technology must be enhanced, and the risk for investors, policy makers and consumers reduced, according to a recent report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Issue 08/2017

Railways smarten up in battle for customers

Smart systems will make railways fit to face 21st century challenges

Railway operators are increasingly achieving greater safety and efficiency by using digital technologies and computer‑based management, control and communication systems. The technical advances in modern transportation that the industrial internet of things (IIoT) enables are driving the development of further international standards in the railway sector.

Issue 07/2017

Upcoming global events (October 2017-February 2018)

On the agenda: EMC, 5G networks, energy efficiency, IoT, HVDC, displays, hydrogen fuel cells and SCADA systems

The IEC regularly endorses key global and regional industry events.

Issue 06/2017

Printed electronics gathering pace

Printed electronics has moved rapidly from lab to manufacturing processes in recent years

Printed electronics is a relatively new technology, but it has already proven a disruptive, yet creative process that allows the production of new products and components, low-cost electronic devices, which open the way to a range of new applications. It has started transforming the electronics industry and many other domains by being included in different manufacturing processes. This new technology led to the creation, in 2011, of IEC Technical Committee (TC) 119: Printed electronics.

Issue 05/2017

Upcoming global events (June-September 2017)

On the agenda: hydropower, marine energy, solar PV asset management, EMC and rotating machinery

The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry events, which can present the IEC endorsement on their website and materials.

Issue 03/2017

April 2017 nominations and extensions

The latest TC Chair nominations and extensions approved by the SMB

In the month of April, two new Technical Committee (TC) Chairs began their terms, as nominated by the Standardization Management Board (SMB).

Issue 03/2017

Charging on the go

Wireless charging advances with IEC International Standards

Each day buses log thousands of kilometers following routes on the streets of cities and towns around the globe. It may seem unremarkable, then, for a fleet of buses to have provided a total of 500 000 kilometers of service this January. But these are no ordinary buses…

Issue 03/2017

Safe EV charging

Electric vehicles charging systems rely on IEC International Standards

As electric vehicles (EVs) become more popular in many parts of the world, ensuring that charging systems for these operate safely and reliably is central to wider EV adoption. This rests to a significant extent on IEC International Standards for EV conductive charging systems.  A new edition of the general requirements for these has just been published. It is a complete overhaul and much expanded version of the previous edition.

2016
Issue 08/2016

November 2016 nominations

Latest TC Chair nominations approved by the SMB

Over the past few months, the Standardization Management Board (SMB) approved several new Chairs who have taken up their roles.

Issue 08/2016

Covering countless safety requirements for SMPS

The second edition of a Standard will improve the safety of a myriad of systems

Low-voltage switch mode power supplies (SMPS) can be found in innumerable applications in IT equipment, vehicles, battery chargers, etc. A second edition of IEC 61204-7, an International Standard addressing safety requirements for SMPS was recently published. This Standard is also available as an Extended version (EXV).

Issue 09/2016

Eight technology leaders recognized for outstanding contributions

2016 Thomas A. Edison Awards for exceptional achievement

Each year with the Thomas Edison Award, the IEC pays tribute to members of the IEC Family for their distinguished work and commitment to improving the safety, compatibility and energy efficiency of electrical products and systems. The Thomas Edison Award is in the spirit of Thomas Alva Edison, one of the greatest inventors in history. He developed a system of electric power generation and distribution which was a major development in the modern industrialized world. 

Issue 09/2016

IEC Lord Kelvin Award 2016

Uwe Kampet of BSH Home Appliances receives highest global prize in electrotechnology

The IEC Lord Kelvin Award, the highest global prize in electrotechnology honours Uwe Kampet’s outstanding commitment to the mission of the IEC and long-term contribution to increasing safety as well as enabling the technical harmonization that underpins global trade

Issue 05/2016

More EMC Standards published as Redline Versions

Latest editions of two International Standards for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) published.

Two important International Standards for EMC have been published as Redline Versions (RLVs) also. Both are generic immunity Standards, one for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments, the second for industrial environments. These Standards and their RLV versions are also third editions that replace the previous ones published in 2005. 

Issue 05/2016

Limiting access to approved persons only

Heightened security measures at regional and international sports events

In addition to their natural sports appeal this year’s European Football Championship, Euro 2016, and Olympics Games have been marked by an unprecedented deployment of human and technical security measures. Safe access to venues by legitimate individuals, such as officials, athletes and fans, relies to a great extent on electronic alarm and security systems. International Standards for these are prepared by IEC Technical Committee (TC) 79. 

Issue 02/2016

Upcoming global events

Events around EMC and batteries

The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry events, which can present the IEC endorsement on their website and materials.

Issue 02/2016

Protecting systems small and big from electromagnetic disturbance

IEC TC work on EMC protects covers multiple domains

Electromagnetic interference can adversely affect many electronic and electrical systems and equipment. Ensuring the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of these systems and equipment is essential today.

Issue 02/2016

Keeping medical electrical equipment safe from interference

Safe operation of medical equipment is essential to protect patients and users

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), the ability of electronic and electrical systems or components to work reliably and safely when they are close together is crucial in many domains, in particular in the medical environment. 

2014
Issue 07/2014

Protection against electromagnetic effects

Specific IECEE EMC programme ensures safety and reliability of electrical and electronic devices

Lightning is a huge natural electrostatic discharge between electrically charged areas within a single cloud, from one cloud to another or between a cloud and the earth. The discharge is accompanied by a flash or strike, can result in serious injuries or fatalities when people are exposed to it, and can cause serious damage to equipment, installations and buildings when it hits the ground.

2013
Issue 02/2013

Protection against electromagnetic effects

Specific IECEE EMC programme ensures safety and reliability of electrical and electronic devices

Lightning is a huge natural electrostatic discharge between electrically charged areas within a single cloud, from one cloud to another or between a cloud and the earth. The discharge is accompanied by a flash or strike, can result in serious injuries or fatalities when people are exposed to it, and can cause serious damage to equipment, installations and buildings when it hits the ground.