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Reference EN 61937:2000
Title Digital audio - Interface for non-linear PCM encoded audio bitstreams applying IEC 60958
Project Number 11800
Abstract/Scope Applies to the use of a digital audio interface using the EN 60958 series for the conveying of non-linear PCM encoded audio bitstreams. Describes the use of this digital interface in consumer applications.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2000-11-30
Current Stage code deadline 2001-05-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 100
Reference Document IEC 61937:2000 (EQV)
ICS 33.160.01 - Audio, video and audiovisual systems in general
Keywords Digital audio; Non-linear; PCM encoded; Bitstream
Note EN following parallel vote * Superseded by EN 61937 series
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6060 2000-11-30 2001-05-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2000-08-01 2000-12-01  
5062 2000-05-25 2000-08-01  
5020 1999-12-24 2000-03-15  
4099 1999-12-20 1999-12-24  
4020 1997-10-10 1998-03-16  
3099 1997-10-06 1997-10-10  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2000-08-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2000-11-30
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2000-11-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2001-05-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2003-08-01


Superseded by EN 61937-1:2003
EN 61937-2:2003
EN 61937-3:2003
EN 61937-4:2003
EN 61937-5:2002
EN 61937-6:2002
EN 61937-7:2002
Normative reference (6) ITU-R Recommendation BS.1196:1995
ISO/IEC 11172-3:1993
ISO/IEC 13818-3:1995
EN 60958-1:2000
EN 60958-3:2000

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of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

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