In the marketplace of out-of-the-box design ideas and compressed product release cycles, identifying products with a baseline of quality and reliability is key to keeping up with the rapid pace of technology today. Recognizing this need, the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) created the Component Technical Committee to establish standards for electronic components for use in harsh automotive environments without additional component-level qualification testing. The "Stress Test Qualification for Passive Components" (AEC-Q200) standard was created to meet this need.
Today, the AEC-Q200 standard is referenced by a much-expanded audience of component and systems designers. From industrial and medical to utility and communications infrastructure systems, the AEC-Q200 adoption has spread far and wide. Pulse Power Electronics BU has risen to meet the expanded challenges of the marketplace. Both new and legacy products are proving themselves to be up to the challenge of these environmental test conditions. With expanded testing capability and confidence in our traditional design techniques, a greater number of products than ever before have achieved AEC-Q200 qualification to support our customers’ demands for higher reliability products.
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Components that are AEC-Q200 qualified must pass an array of stress tests. There are five Grades of compliance (shown below). Pulse Electronics Power BU has converted products to Grade 1.
The electrical components that meet the standards of the AEC-Q200 are suitable for the following applications: