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With the extreme diversity of electronic product applications and industry sectors, quality system standardization has primarily focused on the  highest level (ISO 9001), the application enviroment (EMC testing, for example) and manufacturing process standards (such as the IPC-A-610 and similar standards).  This site does not attempt to address performance standards dealing with standard communications protocols and other product class-specific standards.


Regulations & Standards

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ISO 9001:2000 Standard – includes Annex A with comparision by element to ISO 14001:2004 and Annex B comparison to ISO 9001:2000. For more on ISO 9001:
CE Marking Before many products can be placed on the European market, they must meet the requirements of the relevant European Economic Community product Directive. These Directives may include product classification/requirements, certification, post-market monitoring, incident reporting and other CE Marking requirements. For more information:
ISO 10007:2003 provides guidance for configuration management planning, configuration identification, change control, configuration status accounting and configuration auditing.
ISO 19011:2002 provides guidance for auditing against requirements of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Standards.

Related Tools & Topics

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An overview and compilation of reference information, tools, and presentations – including access to a 14 session video course taught at MIT covering the complementary use of these methodologies. For more information:
Guidance and training resources covering the Balanced Scorecard and other Operational Excellence tools.
Resources for Design for Assembly (DFA), Manufacturability (DFM), Testability (DFT) and Servicability (DFS). For more information:
A sample training video produced by IPC that describes some basic techniques for hand soldering through hole components onto PC boards – includes information on solder flow as well as use of flux, soldering irons and tips.
IPC standards that are widely accepted within the Electronics industry.
An adequate ESD Control program is essential for any company manufacturing or otherwise handling static-sensitive electronic products. Experienced auditors will thoroughly examine the implementation of a firm’s ESD Control program. For more ESD Control information:
A link to AmbySoft’s overview of the Agile approach to software development – including several detailed illustrations revealing the full software development life cycle under the Agile approach.