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Popular Acronyms

AASHTO = American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ABINEE = Brazilian Electrical and Electronic Industry Association
ABNT = Brazilian Association of Technical Standards
AC = Alternating current
ADSL = Asymmetric digital subscriber line
AENOR = Spanish National Committee of the IEC
AES = Audio Engineering Society
AHAM = Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
AHG = Ad hoc group
AIE = International Association of Electrical Contractors
AIMD = Active implementable medical devices
AIS = Air insulated substation
ANCE = The Mexican standard writing, testing and certifying agency for the electrical sector.
ANSI = American National Standards Institute
ANWR = Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
AOPDDR = Active opto-electronic protective device responsive to diffuse reflection.
APEC = Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
ARI = Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute
ASC = Accredited Standards Committee
ASIC = (programmable) Application specific IC (semi-custom IC)
ASQ = American Society for Quality
ASTM = American Society for Testing and Materials
AWG = American wire gauge
AWS = American Welding Society
BIAP = International Office for Audiophonology
BIPM = International Bureau of Weights and Measures
BoG = Board of Governors
BR = Radiocommunication Bureau
CANAME = Mexican National Chamber of Commerce
CANENA = The Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standards of the Nations of the Americas
CASC = Conformity & Assessment Subcommittee
CD = Committee Draft
CDA = Copper Development Association
CDV = Committee Draft for Vote
CEC = Commission of the European Communities
CECC = CENELEC Electronic Components Committee
CEN = European Committee for Standardization
CENELEC = The European body that sets electrical standards.
CEPT = European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations
CIB = International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation
CIE = International Commission on Illumination
CIGRE = International Conference on Large High Voltage Electric Systems
CIRED = International Conference on Electricity Distribution
CIRM = International Maritime Radio Association
CLC = CENELEC = European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
COBEI = Committee of Brazilian Electricity Industry
COPANT = Pan American Commission on Technical Standards
CPSC = U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
CSA = Canadian Standards Association
CTI = Comparative tracking index
CTL = Committee of testing laboratories of the IEC system
CWDM = Coarse wave division multiplexing
C&S = Codes and Standards Committee
DC = Direct current
DICOM = Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine
DTS = Draft of Technical Specification
DWDM = Dense wavelength division multiplexing
EBU = European Broadcasting Union
ECMA = European Computer Manufacturers Association
EDA = Electronic Design Automation
EFET = European Federation of Energy Traders
EFOMP = European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics
EHIMA = European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association
EHV = Extra high voltage
EIA = Electronic Industries Association
EICTA = European Information and Communications Technology Industry Association
ELSECOM = European Electrotechnical Standards Committee
EMC = Electromagnetic compatibility
EMI = Electromagnetic interference
EPDM = Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer
EPRI = Electric Power Research Institute
ESD = Electrostatic discharge
ETSI = European Telecommunications Standards Institute
ETSO = European Transmission Systems Operators
EURELECTRIC = The Union of the Electricity Industry
FDIS =Final Draft International Standard
FHWA = Federal Highway Administration
FID = International Federation for Information and Documentation
FIESP = Federation of Industries of the State of Sao Paulo
FTAA = Free Trade Agreement of the Americas
GIS = Gas insulated substation
HIA = Hearing Industries Association
HIMA = Health Industry Manufacturers Association
HPS = Health Physics Society
HTML = Hypertext markup language
HV = High voltage
IAAC = Inter-American Accreditation Council
IAEA = International Atomic Energy Agency/Authority
IAEI = International Association of Electrical Inspectors
IARU = International Amateur Radio Union
ICAO = International Civil Aviation Organization
ICNIRP = International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
ICRP = International Commission on Radiological Protection
ICRU = International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements
IEC = International Electrotechnical Commission
IEEE = Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEEE-SPDC = Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Surge Protective Devices Committee
IEEJ = The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
IIW = International Institute of Welding
IK codes = Degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment against external mechanical impacts.
ILO = International Labour Office
INMETRO = The National System of Metrology, Standardization, and Industrial Quality
IOCU = International Organization of Consumers Unions
IPC = Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging of Electronic Circuits
IRPA = International Radiation Protection Association
IRSC = International and Regional Standardization Committee
ISO = International Organization for Standardization
ISO/CASCO = Committee on Conformity Assessment
ISSA = International Social Security Association
ITU = International Telecommunication Union
ITU-R = International Telecommunication Union - Radiocommunications
ITU-T = International Telecommunication Union - Telecommunication
IUPAP = International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
JEDEC =Joint Electronic Device Engineering Council
JEITA = Japan Electronics and information Technology Industries Association ">JEITA = Japan Electronics and information Technology Industries Association
JPCA = Japanese Printed Circuit boards Association
JTF = Joint Task Force
JWES = Japan Welding Engineering Society
KCMIL = KCMIL wire size is the equivalent cross sectional area in thousands of circular mills. A circular mill is the are of a circle with a diameter of one thousandth (0.001) of an inch.
LAG = Advisory Group on Legal Aspects (TC 56)
LED = Light emitting diodes
MCM = Multi-chip module
MDMA = Medical Device Manufacturers Association
MERCOSUR = The Southern Common Market
MQSA = Mammography Quality Standards Act
MSDS = Material Safety Data Sheet
NACFAM = National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing
NAESB = North American Energy Standards Board
NCRP = National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements
NECA = Nippon Electrical Control Association
NEMA = National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NERC = North American Electric Reliability Council
NOM = Norma Official Mexicana
NTCIP = National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol
OEM = Original equipment manufacturer
OIDDI = Open Interoperable Domain Dictionary Initiative
OIML = International Organization for Legal Metrology
ORGALIME = Liaison group of the European mechanical, electrical, electronic and metalworking industries
PASC = Pacific Area Standards Congress
PCB = Polychlorinated biphenyls; or Printed circuit board
PELV = Protective extra low voltage
PLIB = Parts Libraries
QSAR = Quality System Assessment Recognition
RCD = Residual current device
RF = Radio frequency
RIV = Radio interference voltage
ROHS = Restriction on Hazardous Substances
SAB = Science Advisory Board
SAG = Strategic Advisory Group (TC 56)
SCAPC = Standards and Conformity Assessment Policy Committee
SELV = Safety extra-low voltage
SF6 = Sulphur hexafluoride
SGFS = Special Group on Functional Standardization
Si2 = Silicon Integration Initiative
SMPTE = Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
SPD = Surge Protective Device
STP = Standards Technical Panel
TAG = Technical Advisory Group
TEM = Transverse electromagnetic (mode)
TS = Technical Specification
UCIEE = Uniao Certificadora da Industria Electro-Electronica
UCPTE = Union for the Coordination of the Production and Transport of Electric Power
UIC = International Union of Railways
UIE = International Union for Electroheat
UITP = International Union of Public Transports
UL = Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
USNC = U.S. National Committee
VRLA = Valve regulated lead-acid (battery or cell)
WDM = Wavelength division multiplexing
WEEE = Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
WHO = World Health Organization
WT = Wind turbine


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