Understanding Automotive Certification Standards for Electronic Components
In this day and age vehicles must support a wide array of advanced electronic components. These components manage key vehicle functions such a safety, propulsion entertainment and communication. To ensure safe and long-term operation the automotive industry has developed important certification and qualification standards to help mitigate component operational risks.
In the following blog sections, we’ll describe the two most prominent automotive certifications, what the two standards mean, applications and what it takes to become fully certified.
Automotive Certification Standard: AEC-Q100
What is AEC-Q100?
Simply put, AEC-Q100 is a failure mechanism-based stress test qualification for integrated circuits. This automotive industry certification standard was developed by the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) in an effort to establish common part-qualification and quality-system standards.