ANSI Z540.3 (ANSI/NCSL Z540.3), “Requirements for the Calibration of Measuring and Test Equipment,” has been reapproved. The document was reviewed and reaffirmed as is on March 26, 2013. This means that the technical content is still valid.
The new copy of ANSI Z540.3 has changes on 2 pages. The document number on the upper right hand corner of the cover is now ANSI/NCSL Z540.3-2006 (R2013). Then the inside front cover (page i) again has the new number in the upper right hand corner and the reaffirmation statement below the original approval date in the lower left hand corner.
Your only reason to purchase the document would be to assure your compliance auditors that your copy is indeed the latest edition. However, in practical terms, since there are no changes to the technical content there is no compelling rationale to buy this item. Our notifications to our customers on the reaffirmation date is on a FYI basis only.
The ANSI Z540.3 is the primary American National Standard on Calibration. It is often referenced at the same time as the ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 10012 standards. It provides the user with the requirements for a calibration system that will ensure the accuracy of measuring and test equipment.
The standard has replaced a number of other documents. The document traces its roots back to the old MIL-STD-45662, “Calibration System Requirements.” The MIL Standard was originally replaced by ANSI Z540.1. Over time, NCSL determined that the ANSI Z540.3, released in 2006, would be the successor for the Z540.1. The two documents existed side-by-side for some time, until the Z540.1 was withdrawn in favor of the Z540.3 in 2008.
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MIL-STD-883 Revision H, entitled “Test Method Standard – Microcircuits,” is Document Center’s all-time best selling military standard. It provides approximately 700 pages of tests for microelectronic devices suitable for use within Military and Aerospace electronic systems. It includes basic environmental tests to determine resistance to deleterious effects of natural elements and conditions surrounding military and space operations; mechanical and electrical tests; and workmanship and training procedures.
Revision H was released on 2/26/2010 and compliance with the standard was required by 9/30/2010. Usage of the standard is mandated as part of a contract with the U.S. government.
The document is intended to be used in conjunction with several other major military documents:
MIL-PRF-19500 – Semiconductor Devices, General Specification For.
MIL-PRF-38534 – Hybrid Microcircuits, General Specification For.
MIL-PRF-38535 – Integrated Circuits (Microcircuits) Manufacturing, General Specification For.
MIL-STD-1835 – Electronic Component Case Outlines.
MIL-HDBK-217 – Reliability Prediction of Electronic Equipment.
MIL-HDBK-505 – Definitions of Item Levels, Item Exchangeability, Models, and Related Terms.
There are also references to a number of industry standards that are basic to any standard library for electronic devices:
ISO 14644-1 – Cleanrooms and Associated Controlled Environments – Part 1: Classification of Air Cleanliness.
ISO 14644-2 – Cleanrooms and Associated Controlled Environments – Part 2: Specifications for Testing and Monitoring to Prove Continued Compliance with ISO 14644-1.
IPC-T-50 – Terms and Definitions for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits.
ANSI/NCSL Z540.3 – Requirements for the Calibration of Measuring and Test Equipment, General Requirements
ANSI/J-STD-004 – Requirements for Soldering Fluxes
ANSI/J-STD-005 Requirements for Soldering Pastes
ANSI/J-STD-006 – Requirements for Electronic Grade Solder Alloys and Fluxed and Non-fluxed Solid Solders for Electronic Soldering Applications
IPC/EIA/JEDEC J-STD-002 Solderability Tests for Component Leads, Terminations, Lugs, Terminals and Wires.
EIA/JESD 22-B116 Wire Bond Shear Test
EIA/JESD 78 IC Latch-up Test.
EIA-557 Statistical Process Control Systems.
ASTM E263 – Standard Test Method for Measuring Fast-Neutron Reaction Rates by Radioactivation of Iron.
ASTM E264 – Standard Test Method for Measuring Fast-Neutron Reaction Rates by Radioactivation of Nickel.
ASTM E265 – Standard Test Method for Measuring Reaction Rates and Fast-Neutron Fluences by Radioactivation of Sulfur-32.
ASTM E666 – Standard Practice for Calculating Absorbed Dose from Gamma or X-Radiation.
ASTM E668 – Standard Practice for Application of Thermoluminescence-Dosimetry (TLD) Systems for Determining Absorbed Dose on Radiation Hardness Testing of Electronic Devices.
ASTM E720 – Standard Guide for Selection and Use of Neutron Sensors for Determining Neutron Spectra Employed in Radiation-Hardness Testing of Electronics.
ASTM E721 Standard Method for Determining Neutron Energy Spectra with Neutron-Activation Foils for Radiation-Hardness Testing of Electronics.
ASTM E722 – Standard Practice for Characterizing Neutron Energy Fluence Spectra in Terms of an equivalent Monoenergetic Neutron Fluence for Radiation-Hardness Testing of Electronics.
ASTM E801 Standard Practice for Controlling Quality of Radiological Examination of Electronic Devices.
ASTM E831 Standard Test Method for Linear Thermal Expansion of Solid Materials by Thermomechanical Analysis
ASTM E1249 – Minimizing Dosimetry Errors in Radiation Hardness Testing of Silicon Electronic Devices.
ASTM E1250 – Standard Method for Application of Ionization Chambers to Assess the Low Energy Gamma Component of Cobalt 60 Irradiators Used in Radiation Hardness Testing of Silicon Electronic Devices.
ASTM E1275 – Standard Practice for Use of a Radiochromic Film Dosimetry System.
ASTM F458 – Standard Practice for Nondestructive Pull Testing of Wire Bonds.
ASTM F459 – Standard Test Methods for Measuring Pull Strength of Microelectronic Wire Bonds.
ASTM F526 – Standard Test Method for Measuring Dose for Use in Linear Accelerator Pulsed Radiation Effects Tests.
ASTM F1892 – Standard Guide for Ionizing Radiation (Total Dose) Effects Testing of Semiconductor Devices.
ASTM C177 – Standard Test Method for Steady-State Heat Flux Measurements and Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Guarded Hot-Plate Apparatus.
ASTM C518 – Standard Test Method for Steady-State Heat Flux Measurements and Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus.
ASTM D150 – Standard Test Methods for A-C Loss Characteristics and Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials.
ASTM D257 – Standard Test Methods for D-C Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials.
ASTM D1002 – Standard Test Method for Strength Properties of Adhesives in Shear by Tension Loading (Metal-to-Metal).
ASTM D3850 – Standard Test Method for Rapid Thermal Degradation of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials By Thermogravimetric Method (TGA).
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