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An Overview of IEC 61508 on E / E / PE Functional Safety

  title={An Overview of IEC 61508 on E / E / PE Functional Safety},
  author={Peter B. Ladkin},
The International Electrotechnical Commission is the organisation which develops and sets international standards in electrotechnical engineering areas. In 1997 the IEC published the standard IEC 61508, Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems. The phrase “electrical/electronic/programmable electronic” is cumbersome and is often shortened to E/E/PE, which some pronounce “ee-ee-pee-ee” and others such as myself “eepee”. 
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