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2nd Annual Future of Work Report

The primary goal of this research is to understand the role of future jobs and the impact they have on how employers invest in American’s workforce. To achieve this goal, an online survey was sent to CTA member companies to gain insights on the current landscape of U.S. jobs and business hiring practices. Additional case studies were performed with corporate leaders within the technology industry to examine how resources are being used to train and upskill Americans across the country. Published: 10/18/2018

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Economic Impact: Self-Driving Vehicles

This report provides an overview of how the U.S. economy is expected to be impacted when Level 4/5 self-driving vehicles become ubiquitous in the United States. Specific questions addressed within this report include: What will the overall impact on jobs be in the United States once these vehicles are commonplace? From a timing perspective, how will this play out? How will skill sets/capabilities/training be impacted and when? How will productivity be impacted on a macroeconomic level? What will the total economic contribution be of the self-driving vehicle industry over the next 10 years (and beyond)? What changes can be anticipated to business-related mobility regulations and requirements in the United States? Published: 1/23/2018

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What is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial intelligence is one of the most important technologies of our time. Its ability to analyze massive quantities of data, and work 24 hours a day, is helping humanity discover things at an ever-faster pace. It’s also helping us do things that just weren’t possible before. This whitepaper provides a high-level overview of what AI is and its importance to society.

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Testing & Measurement Methods for Mobile Audio Amplifiers

Ever turned up the volume on a device and heard loud, but distorted audio? Product designers expect the volume to be set within some range, and they design their products to produce clear audio in that range. The range varies from product to product based on the designer’s goals. If the volume control is set above the range for which the product was designed, the device might produce distorted audio. Different products might say they’re capable of producing the same amount of audio power, but one of them might produce very distorted audio at that level while the other might produce crystal clear audio at the same level. How can a potential buyer identify which is which? That’s the problem this standard addresses. It describes a standard way to test amplifiers to determine the power level at which each amplifier’s audio will have too much distortion. It also describes how to measure other characteristics like the amount of noise in the audio. Amplifiers that produce clear audio at higher power levels will have higher power ratings. CTA-2006-B applies to amplifiers for use in vehicles.

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Study of Audio Loudness Range for Consumers in Various Listening Modes and Ambient Noise Levels

Addresses the study of audio loudness range for consumers in various listening modes and ambient noise levels.

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Standard Method of Measurement for In-Home Loudspeakers

This Standard describes how to determine the frequency response, directivity and maximum output capability of a residential loudspeaker.

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Standard Method of Measurement for Subwoofers

This Standard defines a method for measuring the audio performance of powered subwoofers, both passive and powered.

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Testing and Measurement Methods for Mobile Loudspeaker Systems

If you’re going to install loudspeakers in a vehicle, you want to make sure they’ll fit in the places you have to install them, and you want to make sure they’ll work with your amplifier. ANSI/CTA-2031 was created to help people figure these things out. It describes how to report the width, height and depth of a loudspeaker so one can easily determine if it will fit into an available hole. It also describes how to test the power handling capability of the loudspeaker to help the consumer determine if it will perform as desired when attached to the consumer’s amplifier.

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Mobile Electronics Cabling Standard

Three things you should know about cables: 1) the thicker the metal conductor in a cable is, the more power the cable can handle, all else being equal; 2) the longer a cable is the more power it will eat up as electricity travels through it, all else being equal; and 3) some metals carry electricity more efficiently than others. Copper is used in most wiring because it’s very inexpensive compared to silver and gold, which are also good conductors. Sometimes you’ll find other metals used in wiring, generally because they’re less expensive. Aluminum is a good example, it’s about one-third the cost of copper. While aluminum conducts electricity, it doesn’t do it as well as copper. ANSI/CTA-2015 was created for two reasons: to help people confirm that the wiring they’re purchasing is made with copper or another metal that performs as well; and to help people who want to connect ANSI/CTA-2006-rated amplifiers to ANSI/CTA-2031-rated loudspeakers choose the proper cable sizes to get the most out of their systems.

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Test Methods of Measurement for Audio Amplifiers

This standard defines test conditions & test measurement procedures for determining various performance characteristics of single-channel & multi-channel power amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, integrated amplifiers, receivers & tuner/pre-amplifiers that use AC mains.

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