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Reference EN 61883-6:2005
Title Consumer audio/video equipment - Digital interface - Part 6: Audio and music data transmission protocol
Project Number 15967
Abstract/Scope describes a protocol for the transmission of audio and music data employing IEEE 1394 and specifies essential requirements for the application of the protocol. This protocol can be applied to all modules or devices that have any kind of audio and/or music data processing, generation and conversion function blocks. This document deals only with the transmission of audio and music data; the control, status and machine-readable description of these modules or devices should be defined outside of this document according to each application area.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2005-11-24
Current Stage code deadline 2006-08-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 100
Reference Document IEC 61883-6:2005 (EQV)
ICS 33.160.01 - Audio, video and audiovisual systems in general
35.200 - Interface and interconnection equipment
Keywords Video; Audio; Digital interface; Data transmission
Note Initially handled by TC 206 (disbanded) * D141/C101: Transferred to new TC 100X
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6060 2005-11-24 2006-08-01 export to doc file  EN  DE
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5020 2005-07-29 2005-09-30  
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4020 2003-09-12 2004-02-13  
3099 2003-09-09 2003-09-12  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2005-11-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2005-11-24
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2006-02-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2006-08-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2008-11-01


Supersedes EN 61883-6:2002
Superseded by FprEN 61883-6:2012
Normative reference (6) IEEE 1394:2003
IEEE 754:1985
EN 60958-1:2004
EN 61883-1:2003

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