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Reference EN 60728-6:2011
Title Cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services - Part 6: Optical equipment
Project Number 22798
Abstract/Scope IEC 60728-6:2011(E) lays down the measuring methods, performance requirements and data publication requirements of optical equipment of cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2003 of which it constitutes a technical revision. It includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - The normative references were updated. - The methods of measurement for optical power and return loss were substituted by references to other standards. - The method of measurement for polarization dependent loss was deleted. - A method of measurement for carrier-to-crosstalk ratio (CCR) was added. - The methods of measurement for CSO and CTB of optical amplifiers were substituted by a method of measurement for microscopic gain tilt of optical amplifiers. This parameter can be used for calculating the second order distortion of optical amplifiers according to the method described in the new Annex B. New classes for optical transmitters and receivers have been defined.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-06-10
Current Stage code deadline 2012-02-16
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 100
Reference Document IEC 60728-6:2011 (EQV)
ICS 33.060.40 - Cabled distribution systems
33.160.99 - Other audio, video and audiovisual equipment
Keywords Cabled distribution system; Television; Optical equipment
Note 2011-04-22: Publication text allocated to * Supersedes EN 60728-6:2003
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6060 2011-06-10 2012-02-16 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-05-16 2011-06-13  
5060 2011-01-14 2011-01-31 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-01-15 2010-06-18  
1090 2010-01-12 2010-01-15  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-05-16
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-06-10
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-08-16
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-02-16
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-05-16


(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

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.