IEC 61937-3:2017 Released for Digital Audio – Non-Linear PCM Bitstreams


The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released IEC 61937-3:2017. This standard pertains to Digital audio – Interface for non-linear PCM encoded audio bitstreams applying IEC 60958 – Part 3: Non-linear PCM bitstreams according to the AC-3 and enhanced AC-3 formats and is now available on the IEC webstore.

Description: “IEC 61937-3:2017 describes the method used to convey non-linear PCM bitstreams encoded according to the AC-3 and enhanced AC-3 formats. This third edition of IEC 61937-3 cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2007. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

a) removal of support for enhanced AC-3 bitstreams with a sampling frequency of 32 kHz;
b) updates to normative and informative references;
c) clarification of pause data-burst usage for enhanced AC-3 bitstreams..”


*Description from the IEC Website.

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