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BS EN 140401:2009

Blank Detail Specification. Fixed low power film surface mount (SMD) resistors (British Standard)

This blank detail specification is a supplementary document to the sectional specification and contains requirements for style and layout and minimum content of detail specifications. Detail specifications not complying with these requirements shall not be considered as being in accordance with European standards nor shall they be so described.


IEC 60440 Ed. 1.0 b:2012

Method of measurement of non-linearity in resistors

IEC 60440:2012 specifies a method of measurement and associated test conditions to assess the magnitude of non-linear distortion generated in a resistor. This method is applied if prescribed by a relevant component specification, or if agreed between a customer and a manufacturer. This International Standard cancels and replaces the Technical Report IEC/TR 60440, published in 1973. The major changes with regard to the Technical Report are: - change of the principle parameter's term from "third harmonic attenuation" to "third harmonic ratio"; - addition of advice on the prescription of requirements in a relevant component specification; - addition of a set of recommended measuring conditions for a specimen with a rated dissipation of less than 100 mW; - a complete editorial revision.


IEC 60115-1 Ed. 5.0 b:2020

Fixed resistors for use in electronic equipment - Part 1: Generic specification

IEC 60115-1:2020 is a generic specification and is applicable to fixed resistors for use in electronic equipment. It establishes standard terms, inspection procedures and methods of test for use in sectional and detail specifications of electronic components for quality assessment or any other purpose. This edition contains the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: this 5th edition employs a new document structure, where the tests of prior Clause 4 are given in Clauses 6 to 12 now, with an informative Annex X providing cross-references for references to the prior revision of this standard; the terms and definitions have been revised and amended, supplemented by a new section on resistor technologies and a new section on product classification levels; a new Subclause 4.7 on recommendations for permissible substitutions has been added; the provisions for packaging, storage and transportation in Subclauses 4.8, 4.9 and 4.10 have been completely revised; a new Subclause 5.3 on default tolerances for the most common test parameters has been added; the generic method of measuring resistance, now Sublause 5.6, has been separated from the test for compliance with a prescribed resistance value in 6.1, as a revision of the prior 4.5; the test for the temperature coefficient of resistance of Subclause 6.2 is a revision of the prior test 4.8, variation of resistance with temperature, where the special concessions for resistors below 10 have been waived; the test methods for endurance testing of Subclauses 7.1 to 7.3 (prior 4.25.1 to 4.25.3) have been completely revised; the single pulse high voltage overload test of Subclause 8.2 (prior 4.27) has been completely revised, and now offers adjustable severities for the 1,2/50 and for the 10/700 pulse shape for the benefit of detail specifications with improved significance; the periodic-pulse high-voltage overload test of Subclause 8.3 (prior 4.28) has been revised and a corrected table of severities provided; the period-pulse overload test of Subclause 8.4 (prior 4.39) has been deprecated and streamlined to only offer the severity historically applied in subordinate specifications; the Subclauses 9.1 on visual inspection, 9.2 on the gauging of dimensions, and 9.3 on the assessment of detail dimensions (all parts of prior 4.4) have been completely revised; the tests for robustness of terminations (prior 4.16) have been revised and separated into tests for the robustness of solderable terminations, Subclause 9.5, and tests for the robustness of threaded stud or screw terminations, Subclause 9.6; the bump test of Subclause 9.9 (prior 4.20) and the shock test of Subclause 9.10 (prior 4.21) have been revised to reflect the merged relevant test standard IEC 60068-2-29; the dry heat and cold test of the climatic sequence of Subclause 10.3 (prior 4.23) have been revised to reflect the changes of the relevant test standards IEC 60068 2 2 and IEC 60068 2 1; the accelerated damp heat, steady state test of Subclause 10.5 (prior 4.37) has been amended with an option for a reduced number of bias voltages; the corrosion test of Subclause 10.6 has been completely revised in order to employ the better suitable test method of IEC 60068-2-52 instead of the prior used IEC 60068-2-11; the whisker growth test of Subclause 10.7 has been revised to reflect the changes of the new revision of the test methods of IEC 60068-2-82; the test methods for solderability of Subclause 11.1 (prior 4.17) and for resistance to soldering heat of Subclause 11.2 (prior 4.18) have been completely revised to incorporate the necessary option for the variety of lead-bearing and lead-free solder alloys and respective process conditions; the solvent resistance test of Subclause 11.3 combines the prior tests 4.29, component solvent resistance, and 4.30, solvent resistance of marking, in one test; the accidental overload test of Subclause 12.3 (prior 4.26) has been completely revised; the Annex Q on quality assessment procedures has been completely revised; a new Annex R on failure rate evaluation, determination and qualification has been added.


IEC 60115-2 Ed. 3.0 b:2014

Fixed resistors for use in electronic equipment - Part 2: Sectional specification: Leaded fixed low power film resistors

IEC 60115-2:2014 is applicable to leaded fixed low-power film resistors for use in electronic equipment. These resistors are typically described according to types (different geometric shapes) and styles (different dimensions) and product technology. The resistive element of these resistors is typically protected by a conformal lacquer coating. These resistors have wire terminations and are primarily intended to be mounted on a circuit board in through-hole technique. The object of this standard is to prescribe preferred ratings and characteristics and to select from IEC 60115-1, the appropriate quality assessment procedures, tests and measuring methods and to give general performance requirements for this type of resistor. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - it includes test conditions and requirements for lead-free soldering and assessment procedures meeting the requirements of a "zero defect" approach; - it introduces a product classification based on application requirements; - it includes an extension of the list of styles and dimensions; - it includes the use of an extended scope of stability class definitions; - it includes the extension of the lists of preferred values of ratings; - it includes test conditions and requirements for lead-free soldering, for periodic overload and for resistance to electrostatic discharge (ESD); - it includes a new set of severities for a shear test; - it includes definitions for a test board; - it includes the replacement of assessment level E and possible others by the sole assessment level EZ, meeting the requirements of a "zero defect" approach; - it includes an extended endurance test, a flammability test, a temperature rise test, vibration tests, an extended rapid change of temperature test, and a single pulse high-voltage overload test; - it includes requirements applicable to 0-ohm resistors (jumpers); - it includes recommendations for the denomination, description, packaging and quality assessment of radial formed styles; - it includes prescriptions for endurance testing at room temperature, supplementary to the rulings of IEC 60115-1.


IEC 60115-2-1 Ed. 1.0 b:1982

Fixed resistors for use in electronic equipment. Part 2: Blank detail specification: Fixed low-power non-wirewound resistors. Assessment level E

Applies to fixed low-power non-wirewound resistors. The blank detail specification is a supplementary document to the sectional specification and contains requirements for style, layout and minimum content of detail specifications.



IEC 60115-4-1 Ed. 1.0 b:1983

Fixed resistors for use in electronic equipment. Part 4: Blank detail specification: Fixed power resistors. Assessment level E

It is a supplementary document to the sectional specification and contains requirements for style and layout and minimum content of detail specifications. Applies to fixed power resistors, assessment level E.


IEC 60115-4-101 Ed. 1.0 b:1995

Fixed resistors for use in electronic equipment - Part 4: Detail specification: Fixed power wirewound resistors with solderable axial wire leads - Stability class 5%. Assessment level E

Is a supplementary document to the sectional specification. Defines mounting, dimension, ratings and characteristics for fixed power wirewound resistors with solderable axial wire leads - stability class 5% - Assessment level E, as well as inspection requirements.



IEC 60115-5-1 Ed. 1.0 b:1983

Fixed resistors for use in electronic equipment. Part 5: Blank detail specification: Fixed precision resistors. Assessment level E

It is a supplementary document to the sectional specification and contains requirements for style and layout and minimum content of detail specifications. Applies to fixed precision resistors, assessment level E.



IEC 60115-6-1 Ed. 1.0 b:1983

Fixed resistors for use in electronic equipment. Part 6: Blank detail specification: Fixed resistor networks with individually measurable resistors, all of equal value and equal dissipation. Assessment level E

Applies to fixed resistor networks with individually measurable resistors. The blank detail specification is a supplementary document to the sectional specification and contains requirements for style, layout and minimum content of detail specifications.


IEC 60115-7 Ed. 1.0 b:1984

Fixed resistors for use in electronic equipment. Part 7: Sectional specification: Fixed resistor networks in which not all resistors are individually measurable

Applies to fixed resistor networks in which not all resistors are individually measurable. The resistors may be individually isolated or interconnected in any circuit configuration.


IEC 60115-7-1 Ed. 1.0 b:1984

Fixed resistors for use in electronic equipment. Part 7: Blank detail specifications: Fixed resistors networks in which not all resistors are individually measurable. Assessment level E

Applies to fixed resistor networks in which not all resistors are individually measurable. The blank detail specification is a supplementary document to the sectional specification and contains requirements for style, layout and minimum content of detail specifications.


IEC 60115-8 Ed. 2.0 b:2009

Fixed resistors for use in electronic equipment - Part 8: Sectional specification - Fixed surface mount resistors

IEC 60115-8:2009 is applicable to fixed surface mount resistors for use in electronic equipment. These resistors are typically described according to types (different geometric shapes) and styles (different dimensions). They have metallized terminations and are primarily intended to be mounted directly on to a circuit board. The major technical changes with regard to the first edition are the following: - introduction of a product classification based on application requirements; - extension of the list of styles and dimensions; - use of an extended scope of stability class definitions; - extension of the lists of preferred values of ratings; - inclusion of test conditions and requirements for lead-free soldering, for periodic overload and for resistance to electrostatic discharge (ESD); - inclusion of a new set of severities for a shear test; - inclusion of definitions for a test board; - replacement of assessment level E and possible others by the sole assessment level EZ, meeting the requirements of a "zero defect" approach; - inclusion of an extended endurance test, a flammability test, a temperature rise test, vibration tests, an extended rapid change of temperature test, and a single pulse high-voltage overload test; - inclusion of requirements applicable to 0 ohm resistors (jumpers).


IEC 60115-8-1 Ed. 2.0 b:2014

Fixed resistors for use in electronic equipment - Part 8-1: Blank detail specification: Fixed surface mount (SMD) low power film resistors for general electronic equipment, classification level G

IEC 60115-8-1:2014 is applicable to the drafting of detail specifications for fixed surface mount (SMD) low-power film resistors in rectangular chip shape (styles RR) or in cylindrical MELF shape (styles RC) classified to level G, which is defined in IEC 60115-8:2009, 1.5 for general electronic equipment, typically operated under benign or moderate environmental conditions, where the major requirement is function. Examples for level G include consumer products and telecommunication user terminals. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - It includes minor revisions related to tables, figures and references. - Dedication to resistors of product classification level G, which is for general electronic equipment, typically operated under benign or moderate environmental conditions, like e.g. consumer products, or telecommunication user terminals. - Implementation of the zero defect policy with the application of the single assessment level EZ in all test schedules. - Substitution of the temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR), specified over the full defined temperature range, for the inferior and less significant temperature characteristic. - Adition of a test for the immunity against electrostatic discharge. - Implementation of the concept of stability classes with coordinated requirements to the performance at all prescribed tests. - Addition of information relevant for the component user in his assembly process. - Addition of an Annex providing special provisions for 0 resistors (jumpers), which may be part of a range of products covered by a detail specification derived from this blank detail specification.


IEC 60115-9 Ed. 1.0 en:2003

Fixed resistors for use in electronic equipment - Part 9: Sectional specification: Fixed surface mount resistor networks with individually measurable resistors

Prescribes preferred ratings and characteristics and selects from IEC 60115-1, the appropriate Quality Assessment procedures, tests and measuring methods and gives general performance requirements for this type of resistor.



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