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Reference FprEN 62483:2012
Title Environmental acceptance requirements for tin whisker susceptibility of tin and tin alloy surface finishes on semiconductor devices
Project Number 24129
Abstract/Scope IEC 62483:2013 describes the methodology applicable for environmental acceptance testing of tin-based surface finishes and mitigation practices for tin whiskers on semiconductor devices. This methodology may not be sufficient for applications with special requirements, (i.e. military, aerospace, etc.). Additional requirements may be specified in the appropriate requirements (procurement) documentation. This first edition is based on JEDEC documents JESD201A and JESD22-A121A and replaces IEC/PAS 62483, published in 2006. This first edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: a) The content of IEC/PAS 62483 was added to the content of JESD201A as Annex A. b) A methodology was introduced for environmental acceptance testing of tin-based surface finishes and mitigation practices for tin whiskers. c) A Clause 6 was introduced detailing the reporting requirements of test results.
Approval stage


Current Stage code 5098
Current Stage code date 2013-02-06
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 47
Reference Document IEC 62483:2013 (EQV)
ICS 31.080.01 - Semiconductor devices in general
Keywords Environmental; whisker; Tin; Alloy; Finishes
Note 2013-02-06 - CLC/BT D143/073 - BT decided to exempt IEC 62483 from parallel procedures 47/2121/NP and 47/2122/CDV circulated simultaneously at IEC level * Project to be cancelled if 47/2121/NP is not approved - 2012-07-27 (47/2138/RVN): 47/2121/NP approved
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5098 2013-02-06    
5091 2012-09-20    
5060 2012-09-10 2012-10-01 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-03-23 2012-09-07  
1090 2012-03-20 2012-03-23  

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date of Ratification (DOR) (1)  
date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) dor + 3 months
date of Publication (DOP) (4) dor + 9 months
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) dor + 36 months


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Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.