MacroFab Hardware & Electronics Engineering Meetup

  On Wednesday, November 28, 2018 the IEEE Houston Section facilitate a What Are Standards? seminar at the MacroFab meetup. MacroFab in partnership with Mouser Electronics host these monthly community meetup events to encourage hobbies, entrepreneurs, and small and major businesses the opportunity to exchange informational on electronics and share Best Practices. Christopher Sanderson, IEEE Houston Section Vice-Chair and IEEE Region 5 South Chair facilitated the seminar to over 35 attendees many of which were IEEE members. Many were surprise to learn about the history of standards and the number of IEEE standards around Printed Circuit Boards (PCB). Here is a small sampling of the type of PCB IEEE Standards:

  • IEEE Standard for Test Access Port and Boundary-Scan Architecture

IEEE Std 1149.1-2013 (Revision of IEEE Std 1149.1-2001)

  • IEEE Approved Draft Standard Format for LSI-Package-Board Interoperable Design

IEEE P2401/D5, June 2015

  • IEEE Standard for Boundary-Scan Testing of Advanced Digital Networks

IEEE Std 1149.6-2015 (Revision of IEEE Std 1149.6-2003)

  • IEEE Standard Format for LSI-Package-Board Interoperable Design

IEEE Std 2401-2015

There was no greater feeling than seeing so many IEEE members and guest at this meetup,” says Christopher Sanderson.

MacroFab is not just a contract manufacturer, but a technology company with a focus on electronics innovation. Their team is comprised of assembly line operators, software engineers, electrical engineers, marketers, sales reps, and customer support. With a diverse skillset and interesting mix of team members as vast as the city of Houston itself.

Mouser Electronics is a worldwide leading authorized distributor of semiconductors and electronic components for over 700 industry leading manufacturers. They specialize in rapid introduction of new products and technologies for design engineers and buyers. Their extensive product offering includes semiconductors, interconnects, passives, and electromechanical components.

IEEE has an active portfolio of nearly 1,300 standards and projects under development, IEEE is a leading developer of industry standards in a broad range of technologies that drive the functionality, capabilities, and interoperability of products and services, transforming how people live, work, and communicate.

With collaborative thought leaders in more than 160 countries, IEEE-Standards Association is a leading consensus-building organization that enables the creation and expansion of international markets, and helps protect health and public safety.

Contact Christopher Sanderson or Derald Morgan, Region 5 Standards Education Chair

Article written by IEEE Houston Section Newsletter Chairperson: Payal Majumdar. Let us know if you would like to be part of the newsletter team capturing events and sharing our stories.

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