PSMA Announces Latest Edition Of Standardized Terminology Handbook

October 15, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) announced the publication of The Handbook of Standardized Terminology for the Power Sources Industry – 3rd Edition. Revised and expanded, the handbook contains hundreds of added terms, especially selected for the power electronics professional.

The third edition also contains illustrations and four new appendices, including a listing of EMI specifications, excerpts from international standards of units and symbols, along with guides for authors of technical papers. These added resources provide concise, easy-to-use references for engineers involved in technical writing and presentations.

Many new magnetic terms are described that are of particular interest to the practicing designer and marketer of power supplies and related products. Valuable information regarding worldwide power sources, standards agencies, and military specifications has been retained, updated and expanded from the previous edition.

The book comes in hard copy along with a CD containing a PDF version that can easily be searched for terms and words within the definitions.

The book price is $25 to PSMA members and $50 to nonmembers.