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Reference EN 61842:2002
Title Microphones and earphones for speech communications
Project Number 14926
Abstract/Scope Applies to the microphone part and earphone part of handsets, headsets or earsets for speech communications, and also to the microphone units and earphone units of built-in handsets, headsets or earsets. Establishes definitions relating to these electroacoustic transducers, standardizes the characteristics to be specified and the relevant methods of measurement.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2002-06-06
Current Stage code deadline 2003-02-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 100
Reference Document IEC 61842:2002 (EQV)
ICS 17.140.50 - Electroacoustics
33.160.50 - Accessories
Keywords Microphone; Earphone; Speech; Communication
Note EN following parallel vote
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2002-06-06 2003-02-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2002-05-01 2002-07-01  
5061 2002-03-26 2002-05-01  
5020 2001-12-14 2002-02-15  
1090 2001-12-11 2001-12-14  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2002-05-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2002-06-06
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2002-08-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2003-02-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2005-05-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ITU-T Recommendation P.370:1996
ITU-T Recommendation P.51:1996
HD 483.1 S2:1989
EN 60268-4:1999
EN 60268-7:1996
EN 60318-1:1998
IEC 60603-11:1992
HD 443 S1:1983
EN 61094-1:2000
EN 61094-4:1995

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

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