Meaning of AEC-Q100 – KBA220733

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    Translation - Japanese: AEC-Q100の意味 – KBA220733 - Community Translated (JA)


    Question: What is the definition and purpose of AEC-Q100?



    AEC-Q100 is a set of qualification test sequences for integrated circuits developed by the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC). AEC-Q100 establishes common part-qualification and quality-system standards for automotive electronics, and is the industry-standard specification that outlines the recommended new product and major change qualification requirements and procedures for packaged integrated circuits embedded into automotive applications.


    See AEC-Q100 specifications at


    Products that are qualified for automotive applications meet the AEC-Q100 requirements and may be labeled with the following automotive temperature grades in Table 1.


    Table 1. Automotive Temperature Grades


    Ambient operating temperature range


    -40°C to +150°C


    -40°C to +125°C


    -40°C to +105°C


    -40°C to +85°C


    NOTE: Cypress currently offers Grade-1, Grade-2, and Grade-3 as AEC-Q100 ordering options.