Originally obtaining certification to BS 5750 in 1988, all IQD’s design, manufacturing and test facilities are certified to ISO 9001:2008. Our quality management systems continually improve and adapt to meet the requirements of the international standard and our customers.
Quality is a cornerstone of IQD's success and we provide a total quality solution for our range of frequency control products. Our quality management system establishes appropriate philosophies to ensure that the company and its personnel comply with documented procedures and maintain customer satisfaction by providing high integrity products and service.
The global automotive industry demands stringent levels of product quality and service as well as continual improvement. To meet these expectations suppliers to the industry must adhere to the requirements laid out in the quality management standard ISO/TS 16949:2002.
ISO/TS 16949 was developed by the automotive industry, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), to encourage improvement in both the supply chain and the certification process.
This specification aligns and supersedes existing US, German, French and Italian automotive quality system standards, including QS-9000, VDA6.1, EAQF and ASQ. It specifies the quality system requirements for the design/development, production and servicing of all automotive-related products.
IQD’s automotive manufacturing site is accredited to ISO/TS 16949 and as such can, if requested, supply automotive frequency control products with full PPAP documentation to the appropriate level, as stipulated by the customer.
The Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) is the standardization body for establishing standards for reliable, high quality electronic components. Components meeting these specifications are suitable for use in the harsh automotive environment without additional component-level qualification testing.
The AEC has established several notable specifications for automotive electronics to define minimum stress test driven qualification requirements, in particular –
AEC-Q100: Stress Test Qualification for Integrated Circuits – for integrated circuits including MEMS-based frequency control products.
AEC-Q200: Stress Test Qualification for Passive Components – for passive electrical devices including quartz-based frequency control products.
Depending on the technology involved IQD’s automotive frequency control products are qualified against and to the requirements set out in either AEC-Q100 or AEC-Q200.