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Reference EN 62496-1:2009
Title Optical circuit boards - Part 1: General
Project Number 21376
Abstract/Scope IEC 62496-1:2008 applies to optical circuit boards possessing all of the following general features:
- transmit patterns with straight, cross, bending optical paths and input and output optical ports in plane;
- optical paths consisting of optical fibres and/or optical waveguides;
- controlled lengths of the optical paths, if required;
- may be combined with a printed electric circuit board, the functionality of which is outside the scope of this standard;
- to interconnect between optical components and the ability to mount components.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2009-04-08
Current Stage code deadline 2009-12-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 86
Reference Document IEC 62496-1:2008 (EQV)
ICS 31.180 - Printed circuits and boards
33.180.01 - Fibre optic systems in general
Keywords Optical;Circuit;Board
Special National Condition(s)  


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Deadline Date
6060 2009-04-08 2009-12-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2009-03-01 2009-05-01  
5061 2009-01-27 2009-03-01  
5060 2008-11-04 2008-11-18 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-08-29 2008-10-31  
3090 2008-05-16 2008-05-31  
5060 2007-12-18 2008-01-07 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-07-13 2007-12-14  
1090 2007-07-10 2007-07-13  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2009-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2009-04-08
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2012-03-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 129-1:2004
ISO 286-1:1988
ISO 1101:2004
ISO 8601:2004
IEC 60027-1:1992
IEC 60050-731:1991
EN 60695-11-5:2005
EN 60825-1:2007
EN 60825-2:2004
EN 61300-1:2003
IEC/TR 61930:1998
IEC/TR 61931:1998
IEC 60617-DB

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(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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