Here’s a list of interesting standards-related articles that have crossed our desktops. We thought they were worth sharing and hope you enjoy.
Interconnection Standards for the Smart Grid – The codes and standards defining the Smart Grid and renewable energy sources are maturing. Consulting-Specifying Engineer by Dick DeBlasio, Chair, IEEE 2030 Working Group
Computing in the Cloud – As Utilities Handle the Data Deluge and the Information Technology Demands of the Smart Grid, Does the Cloud Fit Their Needs? Electric Perspectives by David Bernstein, Managing Director, Cloud Strategy Partners, LLC, and founder and working group chair of IEEE Cloud Profiles WG (CPWG)
100 Gigabit Ethernet Tackles Backplanes and Copper Cables – IEEE has initiated the IEEE P802.3bj 100 Gbps Backplane and Copper Cable Task Force. They will explore several options to overcome the challenge of increasing the signaling rate across a given lane from 10 Gbps to 25 Gbps. Embedded Computing Design by John D’Ambrosia, Dell
Preparing for Electric Vehicles – While the electricity grid’s current generation and distribution capacity might be sufficient to service the few hundred thousand of electric vehicles (EVs) in operation today, it is simply not poised to accommodate a wide-scale, long-term transition to alternative-fuel vehicles — a trend that experts around the world agree is inevitable. Fierce Smart Grid by Mary Reidy, Chair of IEEE P2030.1 WG