Quality Assurance

Quality and Reliability

PHYTEC’s internal quality control program encompasses all material, labor, and production inputs. Our qualifications, compliance, certifications, and standards include the below.

Manufacturing Compliance and Certifications

  • ISO9001:2015
  • RoHS II(IPC 1752-A Full Material Declaration available upon request)
  • WEEE
  • Conflict Minerals
  • IPC-600A-F class 2, 3 Acceptability of Printed Boards
  • IPC-610A-D class 2 Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies (class 3 available upon request)
  • IPC TM-650 Test Methods
  • J-STD-004 (ROL0) “No-Clean” Requirements for Soldering Paste and Fluxes

Industry Compliance and Certifications

  • VDA2 (Verband der Automobilindustrie) German Association of the Automotive Industry
  • KTA 1401 (Kerntechnischer Ausschuss) Nuclear Safety Standards Commission
  • IEC 61508 Functional Safety of Electrical/Electronic/Programmable Electronic Safety-related Systems
  • EU Radio Equipment Directive (RED) and predecessor Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) directive
  • E1 German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA, Kraftfahrtbundesamt) quality assurance mark standards
  • UL and additional conformances and tests upon request
  • CE/FCC Conformance

Extensive Design Validation

  • Simulation
  • Voltage, Current, Power, Timing, Signal Integrity and EMI Measurement
  • Functional Operation
  • Temp Chamber Stability Testing
  • PCBA Microsection Analysis including PCB stack-up, solder mask and cross sectional metallographic and microscopic examination
  • Dye-and-pry: destructive analysis technique and application of dye penetrant inspection to inspect for solder joint integrity
  • HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Test) stress testing for revealing of product failure modes
  • Radiated Emission, Conducted Emissions and Radiated Immunity Testing
  • FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) and MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) predictive performance and error probability calculations
  • Additional stress / resilience testing for hardware, storage media and software upon request

In-Process Production Monitoring

Standard in-line production process control includes:

  • In-line and off-line Solder Paste Inspection (SPI)
  • 2D Datamatrix codes applied to top and bottom sides of all work-in-process Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs), enabling 100% traceability and identification of products and production orders throughout all steps of the production process, including intermediate test results
  • Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) and manual visual inspection

Production Test

All units are provided with a unique serial number upon passing of the following tests, with production test results used as feedback for continuous production process control:

  • Boundary Scan
  • Automated Optical Inspection (AOI), manual visual inspection, X-ray as applicable
  • Functional operation within PHYTEC proprietary framework for the accelerated implementation of function tests
  • All test results logged in a MySQL database providing 100% traceability and itemization of individual functional test results (100% traceability to individual component-level is available upon request)
  • Production and Field Yield > 99.5% at volume production

PHYTEC’s quality program includes pro-active and comprehensive Product Lifecycle Management by a team dedicated to ensuring long-term sustainability of PHYTEC products.

Need more information?

Please contact PHYTEC’s sales team or call 800.278.9913 for additional information or to request a copy of any specific quality documentation