Standards Related Useful Links

ECIA through the EIA Standards Committee (ESC) is part of a larger network of standards development organization that include other industry associations, ANSI, and departments of the U.S. Government, just to name a few. The ECIA Standards Frame of Reference illustrates the complexity of this network.

Here are links to some of the organizations and resources touching standards and standards development:

Non-Government Standards Bodies:


Aerospace Industries Association               


Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute


Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions


American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


American Society for Quality

(ASTM International)

(formerly American Society for Testing and Materials)


(formerly American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)


American Society of Mechanical Engineers


Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation


Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers


Consumer Technology Association (formerly Consumer Electronics Association)

(CSA Group)

(formerly Canadian Standards Association)


Information Technology Industry Council


(formerly Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)


Association Connecting Electronics Industries


(formerly Instrument Society of America) The International Society of Automation


Global Standards for the Microelectronics Industry


National Electrical Contractors Association


National Electrical Manufacturers Association


National Fire Protection Association


National Information Standards Organization

(SAE      International)

(formerly Society of Automotive Engineers)


(formerly Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International)


The Society for Standards Professionals


Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers/International Society of Broadband Experts, Inc.


Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers


Telecommunications Industry Association


Underwriters Laboratories Inc


Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada


International and Regional Standards Bodies:


American National Standards Institute


International Electrotechnical Commission


IEC Quality Assessments System for Electronic Components


International Telecommunication Union


International Organization for Standardization


World Trade Organization


U.S. and Canadian Government Related Links:


Consumer Product Safety Commission


U.S. Department of Commerce


International Trade Administration


National Institute for Standards and Technology


US Patent and Trademark Office


U. S. Department of Defense


Defense Standardization Program Office


Government – Industry Data Exchange Program


Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages


Defense Logistics Agency

(CAGE Codes)

Commercial and Government Entity Codes


Patuxent River Qualified Products List Labs


U.S. Department of Energy


U.S. Department of Justice


U. S. Department of State


International Traffic in Arms Regulations


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Federal Trade Commission


Office of the U.S Trade Representative