As a specialist distributor of electronic components, DMTL represents both Blue-Chip and major Asian manufacturers of AEC-Q200 qualified components for use in automotive applications.
DMTL have an extensive history supporting major Tier 2 automotive customers, from large volume builds - destined for the major OEMs, small to medium builds - for specialist requirements and start-ups looking to disrupt the automotive landscape.
AEC-Q200 Qualified Products
If the intended end-use is an automotive application and the electronic component is to be implemented in the vehicle, irrespective of the intended application of the component the main fundamentals both in the specifying and the supply are maintained throughout the entire process.
The product must be AEC-Q200 Qualified & produced in a IATF 16949 (updated from TS 16949:2009) certified factory. The component cannot be produced in accordance with AEC-Q200, in conjunction with AEC-Q200, meet the requirements of AEC-Q200, etc. Unfortunately, many manufacturers who suggest they have automotive qualified product in their product portfolio simply do not. They utilise this type of terminology to mislead the user regarding the actual tests that have been performed and therefore the product reliability achieved.
The manufacturer may be requested to supply samples for initial evaluation, provide P-PAP documentation, accommodate factory audits and, where no AEC-Q200 electronic component solution exists, to perform the necessary qualification.
Various AEC-Q200 grades for passive electronic components are available. The AEC-Q200 automotive grade of the electronic component references the stress-test qualification procedure. The automotive component manufacturer may mandate, prior to issuing either test or qualification data, that the potential end-user of the component completes a detailed questionnaire to ensure they are offering a product which is suitable for the intended application, especially when this is a safety critical automotive application.
AEC-Q200 Product Approval
Once an electronic component for use in an automotive application is approved, the likelihood is the OEM will utilise the services of a CEM / EMS to populate the PCB board. The component distributor must be able to work in partnership with the CEM / EMS to ensure consistency of supply, examples may include; the offering of proactive intelligence with regards to market conditions, working to forecast, JIT, holding adequate buffer-stocks, etc.
What can DMTL offer?
DMTL have proudly been involved over a decade supplying automotive customers to exacting standards. Support is not limited only to providing the necessary documentation to allow the consideration of an automotive electronic component but, is often backed-up with joint visits from the respective manufacturer; thus providing direct product application support via a network of application engineers & product managers, supplying future automotive electronic component product roadmaps and having the full support of the manufacturer to ensure the product is supplied at the right time at the best price.
In recent years DMTL have seen customers operating in the aerospace, downhole, military and satellite markets employ the use of AEC-Q200 qualified electronic components. As it is well understood, product reliability above commercial grade is obtainable - offering a wider value and performance range with the advantages of a much more attractive price point, lead-time and overall availability compared to the traditional product qualifications and factory certifications previously adopted in these Hi-Rel markets.
AEC-Q200 Qualified Product Offering
DMTL have access to AEC-Q200 qualified product including:
- AEC-Q200 Capacitors Ceramic Axial / Radial / SMD
- AEC-Q200 Capacitors Ceramic Arrays / Networks, SMD
- AEC-Q200 Capacitors Ceramic SMPS Radial / SMD
- AEC-Q200 Capacitors Tantalum, SMD
- AEC-Q200 Capacitors Aluminium Radial / SMD
- AEC-Q200 Capacitors Aluminium Radial / SMD
- AEC-Q200 Capacitors FILM Radial
- AEC-Q200 Resistors Thin Film SMD
- AEC-Q200 Resistors Thick Film SMD
- AEC-Q200 Resistors Thick Film Arrays / Networks SMD
- AEC-Q200 Resistors Thin Film, SMD
- AEC-Q200 Resistors Thick Film, SMD
- AEC-Q200 Resistors Wirewound, Axial / SMD
- AEC-Q200 Resistors Electron Beam Welded SMD
- AEC-Q200 Inductors Chip Inductors SMD
- AEC-Q200 Inductors Power Inductors SMD
- AEC-Q200 Circuit Protection Varistors Radial / SMD
- AEC-Q200 Circuit Protection Thermistors Radial / SMD
- AEC-Q200 Frequency Control Resonators SMD
- AEC-Q200 Frequency Control Crystals SMD
- AEC-Q200 Frequency Control Clock Oscillators SMD
At DMTL we like to keep automotive designs on the right track and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss and support your requirements further.