MIL-STD-883H, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TEST METHOD STANDARD: MICROCIRCUITS (26 FEB 2010)
MIL-STD-883H, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TEST METHOD STANDARD: MICROCIRCUITS (26 FEB 2010)., This standard establishes uniform methods, controls, and procedures for testing microelectronic devices
suitable for use within Military and Aerospace electronic systems including basic environmental tests to determine
resistance to deleterious effects of natural elements and conditions surrounding military and space operations; mechanical
and electrical tests; workmanship and training procedures; and such other controls and constraints as have been deemed
necessary to ensure a uniform level of quality and reliability suitable to the intended applications of those devices. For the
purpose of this standard, the term "devices" includes such items as monolithic, multichip, film and hybrid microcircuits,
microcircuit arrays, and the elements from which the circuits and arrays are formed. This standard is intended to apply only
to microelectronic devices. The test methods, controls, and procedures described herein have been prepared to serve
a. To specify suitable conditions obtainable in the laboratory and at the device level which give test results equivalent
to the actual service conditions existing in the field, and to obtain reproducibility of the results of tests. The tests
described herein are not to be interpreted as an exact and conclusive representation of actual service operation in
any one geographic or outer space location, since it is known that the only true test for operation in a specific
application and location is an actual service test under the same conditions.
b. To describe in one standard all of the test methods of a similar character which now appear in the various
joint-services and NASA microelectronic device specifications, so that these methods may be kept uniform and thus
result in conservation of equipment, manhours, and testing facilities. In achieving this objective, it is necessary to
make each of the general tests adaptable to a broad range of devices.
c. To provide for a level of uniformity of physical, electrical and environmental testing; manufacturing controls and
workmanship; and materials to ensure consistent quality and reliability among all devices screened in accordance
with this standard.