Meaning of AEC-Q100 – KBA220733

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

     

    Answer:

    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 http://www.aecouncil.com/AECDocuments.html.

     

    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

    Grade

    Ambient operating temperature range

    0

    -40°C to +150°C

    1

    -40°C to +125°C

    2

    -40°C to +105°C

    3

    -40°C to +85°C

     

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