|High reliability and military electronics standards address the design and production of electronics that have to meet high minimum requirements for reliability due to how and where they are used. With military applications and the aerospace industry as obvious sources of such demand, the automotive industry contributes its demand for extremely reliable electronics, expanding the field further. |
MilSpecs, consisting of military handbooks (MIL-HDBK) and military standards (MIL-STD), are documents from the U.S. Department of Defense, outlining performance characteristics rather than design specifications. Separate from the government, SAE International develops standards for the aerospace and automotive industries. Other developers, such as TechAmerica and international standards organizations, contribute standards to the field of high reliability electronics as well. Together, these SDOs provide a strong foundation and knowledgebase from which compliant high reliability electronics can be designed, manufactured, and distributed.
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