Newly released Revision B for JESD9, Inspection criteria for microelectronic packages and covers

Document Center Inc. announces the availability of  a new JEDEC Standard, JESD-9 Revision B dated 5/1/2011.  Titled “Inspection criteria for microelectronic packages and covers,” the standard’s purpose  is to verify the workmanship and requirements of microelectronic packages and covers (lids) used in fabricating hybrid microelectronic circuits/microcircuits.

This standard establishes the general requirements and quality assurance provisions that can be specified and met in procuring microelectronics packages and covers, manufactured from matched seal with and without high thermal conductivity base materials, intended for use in fabricating hybrid microelectronics circuits. This document details those minimum requirements necessary for metal and ceramics packages’ use.

The previous edition, JESD 9 Revision A, covered only metal packages and JESD 27 covered ceramic ones.  However the new Revision B covers both and so replaces JESD 27, Ceramic Package Specification for Microelectronic Packages.  The new edition is meant to be used in conjunction with MIL-STD-883, Test Method 2009: External Visual.

JESD-9 is applicable for use by the package manufacturer (i.e., package components) and the microcircuit manufacturer (i.e., from incoming inspection of package components through final inspection of the completed microcircuit).

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CAN/CGSB/CSA-Z1610-11, A new Canadian national standard for protecting first responders

There’s a new national standard available from Canada, CAN/CGSB/CSA-Z1610-11 – Protection of first responders from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) events.  The document is standard is specifically targeted to fire, police, and medical first responders/receivers in the front line of the response.

CSA-Z1610 specifies requirements for the selection, use, and care of personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders to a deliberate chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) incident, including releases and contagious outbreak events.  It takes a systems approach in identifying the requirements for whole-body protective system performance (respiratory, ocular, and dermal), including integration with other equipment. It also provides guidance on the capabilities and limitations of CBRN PPE and on how to enhance the protection provided by, and interoperability of CBRN PPE.

Within the Canadian legislative framework, a variety of regulations apply to the first responder.  But now, for the first time, first responders in Canada have a national standard, recognized across jurisdictions, to help protect them in their vital work.

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New ISO 14997 2011 Edition released on Test methods for surface imperfections of optical elements

ISO 14997:2011, titled “Optics and photonics — Test methods for surface imperfections of optical elements,” has just been released.  It is the second edition of the standard and replaces the first edition, ISO 14997:2003.

ISO 14997:2011 establishes the physical principles and practical means for the implementation of methods for measuring surface imperfections. This method evaluates the surface area obscured or affected by the imperfections.

ISO has released this new revision of ISO 14997 in order to adjust the standard to ISO 10110-7:2008 (“Optics and photonics – Preparation of drawings for optical elements and systems – Part 7: Surface imperfection tolerances”).

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New API 616 5th Edition covers Gas Turbines for the Petroleum Industry

There’s a new API 616 5th Edition available from Document Center Inc., titled “Gas Turbines for the Petroleum, Chemical, and Gas Industry Services.”  The document is 180 pages in length and was issued in 2011.

This standard covers the minimum requirements for open, simple, and regenerative-cycle combustion gas turbine units for services of mechanical drive, generator drive, or process gas generation.  All auxiliary equipment required for operating, starting, controlling, and protecting gas turbine units are either discussed directly in this standard or referred to in this standard through references to other publications.  Additionally, gas turbine units that are capable of firing gas or liquid or both are included.

API 616 covers both industrial and aeroderivative gas turbines.  For gas turbine applications in the oil and gas sector, API 616 is the foundation for almost all purchase specifications.

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New TAPPI TIP 0304-08 provides answers on Gel Temperatures for Corrugating Adhesives

TAPPI has just released a new TAPPI TIP 0304-08, titled “Questions and Answers on Gel Temperatures and on the Gel Temperature Test for Corrugating Adhesives,” for use by the paper and pulp industry.

TAPPI TIPs, Technical Information Papers, are documents containing specialized information (e.g., data, software, calculations) used in the manufacture, evaluation and description of pulp, paper, and related products, written in a readily accessible standardized format.

This particular TIP addresses common questions on gel temperatures and temperature tests for corrugating adhesives.  The gel temperature is the temperature at which a water-starch mixture changes from a liquid slurry to a gelatin-like solid.  It is the point at which the material begins to function as an adhesive.

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New BS EN 14127 on Non-destructive testing, Ultrasonic thickness measurement, now released for use in sales to Europe

The new BS EN 14127:2011 standard, titled “Non-destructive testing. Ultrasonic thickness measurement,” was released on March 31st of this year.  It replaces the BS EN 14127:2004 edition, which is now obsolete.

This document specifies the principles for ultrasonic thickness measurement of metallic and non-metallic materials by direct contact, based on measurement of time-of-flight of ultrasonic pulses only.

It is the official English language edition of the EN 14127:2011, which is not available as a stand-alone document.  All EN Standards are only available as reprints furnished by each country in Europe as they are adopted for use within that particular state.  The official German language edition is the DIN-EN-14127:2011 and the official French language edition is the AFNOR-EN-14127:2011.

The standard, and all BS EN documents, are available from Document Center Inc. at our website,  Or contact us by phone (650-591-7600), fax (650-591-7617) or email (  Your questions and comments are always welcome.

New ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 provides guidance on Service management system requirements

ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011, titled “Information technology — Service management — Part 1: Service management system requirements,” has been issued as the new 2nd Edition.  The new revision specifies requirements for a service provider to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and improve a service management system (SMS).   The requirements include the design, transition, delivery and improvement of services to fulfil agreed service requirements.

The types of companies that may find this standard helpful are

  • organizations seeking services from service providers and requiring assurance that their service requirements will be fulfilled;
  • organizations requiring a consistent approach by all service providers, including those in a supply chain;
  • service providers intending to demonstrate capability for the design, transition, delivery and improvement of services that fulfil service requirements;
  • service providers needing to monitor, measure and review service management processes and services;
  • service providers wishing to improve the design, transition, delivery and improvement of services through the effective implementation and operation of the SMS;
  • and assessors or auditors as the basis for conformity assessments of service providers’ SMS to the requirements of the standard.

The standard is a joint release from both ISO and IEC due to the fact that it was developed by JTC1, the Joint Technical Committee of both ISO and IEC on Information Technology.   It was published by the Subcommittee 7, on software and systems engineering.

It is another standard that reflects the growing trend towards the development of management standards, aimed at providing a framework for business management processes.   This is based on the success of the ISO 9000 quality standards series.

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New ASTM E1742/E1742M 2011 Edition released on Radiographic Examination

ASTM E1742/E1742M, 2011 Edition, titled “Standard Practice for Radiographic Examination” has just been released and is available now from Document Center Inc.  This practice establishes the basic parameters for the application and control of the radiographic method. The standard is written so it can be specified on the engineering drawing, specification, or contract.

E1742/E1742M establishes the minimum requirements for radiographic examination for metallic and nonmetallic materials.  The criteria presented for the radiographic examination are applicable to all types of metallic and nonmetallic materials.  However, the standard is intended to control the quality of the radiographic images and not to establish acceptance criteria for parts and materials.

It is not a detailed how-to procedure to be used by a non-destructive test (NDT) facility and so must be supplemented by a detailed procedure. ASTM Test Methods E1030E1032, and E1416 contain information to help develop detailed technique/procedure requirements.

Again, because the number of the standard has both the E1742 and E1742M included, the values are stated in either SI units or inch-pound units.  They are to be regarded separately as standard because the values stated in each may not be exact equivalents.  Therefore, each system needs to be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

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AAMI TIR12 2010 Edition, for Reusable Medical Devices, is a top-seller at Document Center Inc.

AAMI TIR12, 2010 Edition, titled “Designing, testing, and labeling reusable medical devices for reprocessing in health care facilities: A guide for medical device manufacturers,” is one of the best selling new releases here at Document Center Inc.

This technical information report (TIR) covers design considerations that medical device manufacturers need to consider when developing products that need to be safely and effectively reprocessed. It also provides information on decontamination,  cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization processes commonly used in health  care facilities.   This means that manufacturers can validate reprocessing procedures that can be recommended  to and performed adequately in health care facilities. Labeling recommendations and information on applicable regulations are also provided in the TIR, as well as a bibliography and other informative annexes.

Please note: An AAMI TIR like this one is not subject to the same formal approval process as a standard. However, a TIR is approved for distribution by a technical committee and the AAMI Standards Board.

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New EIA 649 Revision B, “National Consensus Standard for Configuration Management”

The new EIA-649 Revision B titled “National Consensus Standard for Configuration Management” has just been released by TechAmerica, the organization previously known as GEIA (Government Electronics Industry Association).

Configuration Management (CM) focuses on establishing and maintaining consistency of a system or product’s performance and its functional and physical attributes with its requirements, design, and operational information throughout its life.

This standard defines five CM functions and their underlying principles. The functions are detailed in Section 5. The principles, highlighted in text boxes, are designed to individually identify the essence of the related CM function, and can be used to collectively create a checklist of criteria to evaluate a CM program.

In describing each CM function and its principles, this standard utilizes neutral Configuration Management terminology, while also providing equivalent terms, that have historically been used in various product environments. There is no intent to express preference for any particular set of terminology.

Similarly, this standard uses a neutral set of names for the phases of a product’s life cycle, which are generic enough to be easily mapped to the myriad of different life cycle models in use. Table 1 illustrates some of the aliases for each phase name and identifies characteristics that apply in each one.

Regardless of the titles chosen for these phases, or whether the product is a facility, software, an airplane or a machine screw, at some time in its history a product will go through all or most of these phases. The phases can have considerable overlap, or the sequence of the phases might change or be repeated, e.g., for product improvements and enhancements. Approved configurations of a product can be in the build, distribution, operation, and disposal phases simultaneously, and changes to those configurations may occur during all life cycle phases.

Appropriate application of CM functions enables a user of this standard to plan and implement a CM program for a product, project, or enterprise. The degree to which each of the CM principles applies to a product varies over the product’s life cycle. Some principles do not apply during every phase of the product’s life cycle, e.g., configuration verification and audit principles are not applicable in the conception or definition phases. The degree of rigor and techniques used in implementing CM is commensurate with the type of product and its application environment as defined by program requirements.

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