This Reliability test of automotive IC is mostly based on the AEC-Q100 (for IC chip), AEC-Q101 (for discrete components), AEC-Q102(Discrete Optoelectronic), AEC-Q104(Multichip Module) and AEC-Q200 (for passive components) specifications from the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC). Though featuring stricter test conditions than consumer IC specification, they are JEDEC or MIL-STD centered along with some special specifications (e.g. EMC verification).
There are two prerequisites to get into supply chain of Tier-1 automotive electronics brands in the automotive industry: one is compliance with reliability standards AEC-Q100 (for IC chip), AEC-Q101 (for discrete
components), AEC-Q102(Discrete Optoelectronic), AEC-Q104(Multichip Module) and AEC-Q200 (for passive components) by AEC; the other is compliance with ISO/TS 16949 specifications (Quality Management System) of Zero Defect supply chain quality management standards.
The Superiority of iST
- With 20 years of reliability verification and error analysis hands-on experiences, iST is the one providing customer with comprehensive automotive electronics verification solution and the industry unique specialist in reliability test for the whole spectrum from automotive components, module, through to system.
- Designated lab by tier 1 automotive brands including Continental Automotive and DELPHI
|Operating Temperature||0 ℃ /-65 ℃ ~ +60/+150 ℃||-40 ℃ /-65 ℃ ~ +85 ℃ /+175 ℃|
|Operation Life Time||1~3 years||Up to 15 years|
|Tolerable Failure Rates||＜ 10%||Target ： Zero failure|
|Supply Quality||2 ~ 3 years||Up to 15 years|
|Humidity||30% ~ 85%||0% ~ 100%|
|ATE Temperature||Not required||Low/Room/High|
|Production monitoring||Not required||Yes|
Is IC design firm required to conform to IATF 16949?
The IATF 16949 is the automotive manufacturing industry exclusive management system covering product design, development, production, installation, and service on site. That is, facilities with production and manufacturing lines. The IC design industry is not covered by IATF 16949 as it has no production line. However, contractors who support the industry for production and manufacturing are mandatory to be compliant with IATF 16949. The IC design firms are required to monitor the supply chain during mass production of product later.
What certificates are required by IC design firms?
The IECQ AQP (automotive electronics quality certification program) is the standard required by IC design firms exempted from TS16949 certification. The IECQ AQP program verifies electronic components and product quality and reliability by joint monitoring and testing with third parties to validate compliance with standard and demonstrate to automotive manufacturers and customers compliance of product quality and reliability with relevant verification program.