Research & Standards

Standards

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Audio Systems Standards

Name Date Description
CTA-2034-A (ANSI) Nov 2013 Describes how to determine the frequency response, directivity and maximum output capability of a residential loudspeaker. CTA-2034-A Buy
CTA-2010-B (ANSI) Nov 2014 Defines a method for measuring the audio performance of powered subwoofers, both passive and powered. Buy
CTA-TR-11 Jul 2016 Addresses the study of audio loudness range for consumers in various listening modes and ambient noise levels. Buy
CTA-426-B S-2016 Jul 1998 Defines test methods and criteria of acceptability for testing the performance of a loudspeaker or loudspeaker system. Buy
CTA-490-A R-2008 Dec 2001 Intended to apply to defined devices intended for home audio and/or professional audio use. Buy
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Television Data Standards

Name Date Description
CTA-CEB21-A Jun 2011 Recommends the actions ATSC receivers with a single audio decoder should take in the presence or absence of AC-3 audio metadata carried in ATSC standards-based broadcasts. Buy
CTA-516 S-2013 May 1988 Specifies the transmission technique, coding language and user interface for one-way broadcast teletext-service applications in North America. Buy
CTA-608-E R-2014 Apr 2008 Used for providing Closed Captioning services or other data services. Buy
CTA-708-E (ANSI) Aug 2013 Defines DTV closed captioning (DTVCC) and provides specifications and guidelines for caption service providers, etc. Buy
CTA-708.1 R-2017 (ANSI) Oct 2012 Specifies signaling to allow CTA-708 [1] caption services to be rendered with stereoscopic 3D program content. Buy
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Video Systems Standards

Name Date Description
CTA-CEB16-B Jul 2017 Provides guidance for the development and implementation of consumer devices that process information related to aspect ratio signaling, Active Format Description (AFD) and bar data. Buy
CTA-CEB32.5 Jun 2017 This bulletin makes recommendations related to the audio capabilities of ATSC 3.0 Television Sets. Buy
CTA-CEB3 R-2009 (Withdrawn) Aug 1998 This bulletin includes essential information for the camcorder user and to standardize the format for the presentation of the information. Buy
CTA-CEB4 S-2013 Aug 1998 Includes essential information for the VHS VCR user. Standardizes the format for the presentation of the information. NOTE: This bulletin has been stabilized. Buy
CTA-CEB11-C Jan 2015 Addresses the source levels, gain structure and output levels of any consumer digital television broadcast receiver, set top box. Buy
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DTV Interface Standards

Name Date Description
CTA-679-C R-2013 Oct 2013 Two physical designs: Part A defines a removable and renewable security element form factor an Part B defines a removable and renewable security element form factor. Buy
CTA-761-B R-2012 May 2007 Defines minimum specifications for a one-way data path utilizing an 8 VSB trellis or a 16 VSB remodulator in compliance with ATSC Standard A/53, Annex D. Buy
CTA-762-B (ANSI) Jul 2009 Defines minimum specifications for a one-way data path utilizing an 8-VSB trellis remodulator in compliance with ATSC A/53. Buy
CTA-770.2-D R-2012 Apr 2007 Defines the physical characteristics of an interface and the parameters of the signals carried across that interface. Buy
CTA-770.3-E Jun 2013 Defines two raster-scanning systems for the representation of stationary or moving two-dimensional images. Buy
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Portable Handheld and In-Vehicle Electronics Standards

Name Date Description
CTA-2063 (ANSI) May 2017 This standard outlines the elements and characteristics of a serial number to be used by small unmanned aerial systems. Buy
CTA-2015 (R2017) (ANSI) May 2007 Defines size and performance requirements for power and speaker cabling used in mobile electronics applications. Buy
CTA-2051 (ANSI) Jan 2017 This standard includes technical performance metrics and associated target values for consumer products which provide personal sound amplification. Buy
CTA-803-B (ANSI) Feb 2013 Defines the terms, abbreviations and definitions used in the sales and installation of vehicle aftermarket audio and security equipment. Buy
CTA-885 R-2013 (ANSI) Feb 2013 Addresses automotive accessories that allow the operator to start a vehicle while away from the vehicle and the safety of such devices. Buy
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Health Fitness & Wellness Standards

Name Date Description
CTA/NSF-2052.1 (ANSI) Jan 2016 This standards specifies terms and definitions for sleep wearable devices. Buy
CTA-2056 (ANSI) Oct 2016 This standard creates definitions and performance criteria for measuring step counting on consumer wearable or app-based physical activity monitoring devices. Buy
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Consumer Electronics Networking Standards

Name Date Description
CTA-709.1-D (ANSI) Apr 2014 Applies to a communication protocol for networked control systems. This specification applies to a communication protocol for networked control systems. Buy
CTA-709.2-A R-2012 Jun 2000 Specifies the Control Network Power Line (PL) Channel and serves as a companion document to the CTA-709.1.This document specifies the Control Network Power Line (PL) Channel and serves as a companion document to the CTA-709.1 Control Network Protocol Specification [1]. Buy
CTA-709.3 R-2015 (ANSI) Dec 1999 Specifies the CTA-709.3 free-topology twisted-pair channel and serves as a companion document to the CTA-709.1 Buy
CTA-709.4 (ANSI) Feb 2013 Defines a complete 7-layer protocol stack for communications on a CTA-709.4 single-fiber (half-duplex) fiber-optic channel. Buy
CTA-709.5 (ANSI) Sep 2015 Specifies the Layered Implementation Guidelines (LIG) for the Control Network Protocol (CNP) Specification: ANSI/CTA-709.1-D. Buy
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Modular Communication Interface for Energy Management Standards

Name Date Description
ANSI/CTA-2045 Jan 2013 Specifies a modular communications interface (MCI) to facilitate communications with residential devices for applications such as energy management. Buy
ANSI/CTA-2045 Amendment 1 Jul 2014 This document amends ANSI/CTA-2045 Modular Communications Interface for Energy Management Standard. Buy
ANSI/CTA-2045.1 Jul 2014 This specification is an extension of the ANSI/CTA-2045 Modular Communications Interface (MCI) for Energy Management standard. Buy
ANSI/CTA-2045.2 Jul 2014 This specification is an extension of the ANSI/CTA-2045 Modular Communications Interface (MCI) for Energy Management Specification. Buy
ANSI/CTA-2045.3 Aug 2014 This specification is an extension of the ANSI/CTA-2045 Modular Communications Interface (MCI) for Energy Management standard. Buy
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Residential Systems Standards

Name Date Description
CTA/CEDIA-CEB24-A Jun 2017 Focuses on sound abatement (ingress/egress) for air handling equipment, proper air exchanges, treating equipment racks and spaces to maintain adequate operating temperatures and humidity. Buy
CTA/CEDIA-CEB23-B Mar 2017 Provides a standardized approach to theater installation and performance objectives outlines with recommendations for the design of high performance home theaters that meet or exceed the commercial experience. Buy
ANSI-J-STD-710 (CTA/CEDIA-2039) Apr 2015 Provides a standardized set of architectural floor plan and reflected ceiling plan symbols for audio, video and control systems. Buy
CTA/CEDIA-CEB17-A Aug 2012 This recommended practice is an informative reference for the installation, application and placement of speakers in residential environments. Buy
CTA/CEDIA-CEB29 Mar 2012 The development of the Smart Grid may entail the interconnection of numerous consumer electronic devices and appliances to each other and to the outside world. Buy
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