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Fibre optic interconnect, passive and connectorised components



Reference EN 61300-3-7:2012
Title Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Basic test and measurement procedures - Part 3-7: Examinations and measurements - Wavelength dependence of attenuation and return loss of single mode components
Project Number 21571
Abstract/Scope IEC 61300-3-7:2009(E) describes the various methods available to measure the wavelength dependence of attenuation and return loss, of single-mode passive optical components (POC) used in fibre-optic (FO) telecommunications. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2000. Changes from the previous edition of this standard are to reflect changes made to IEC 61300-1 and covers unidirectional and bi-directional methods of measurement.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-01-13
Current Stage code deadline 2012-09-07
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86B
Reference Document IEC 61300-3-7:2009 (MOD)
ICS 33.180.20 - Fibre optic interconnecting devices
Keywords Fibre; Optic; Interconnection; Wavelength; Return loss
Note Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 61300-3-5:2001 & EN 61300-3-7:2001 * FprAA taking into account agreed national comments incorporated
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6060 2012-01-13 2012-09-07 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-12-07 2012-02-02  
5091 2009-03-01 2010-09-01  
5061 2009-01-27 2009-03-01  
5060 2008-12-09 2008-12-23 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-10-03 2008-12-05  
3090 2008-05-30 2008-11-30  
5060 2008-04-23 2008-07-05 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-11-16 2008-04-18  
1090 2007-11-13 2007-11-16  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-12-07
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-01-13
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-03-07
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-09-07
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2012-12-07


Supersedes EN 61300-3-5:2001
EN 61300-3-7:2001
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 61300-3-29
EN 62074-1

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