How an Electronics Distributor Will Help You Find Military-Grade Diodes
How an electronics distributor can help you find military-grade diodes.
Have you ever encountered challenges in solving the different grades of military diodes or transistors? When you’re looking for a specific JAN level diode from your electronic distributor, does it prove to be a daunting task to get what you precisely need because it’s either inaccessible or has a relatively long lead time?
After reading this post, you’ll be better versed on Military level diodes to support your production process and help you meet your bottom line with confidence.
What Are Military Grade Diodes?
These are high power diodes that take reliability into account in their designing process. For that purpose, you’ll find their production considers rigorous screening and testing.
Indeed, all electronic items equivalent to the JAN (Joint Army Navy) level must conform with MIL-S-19500 guidelines.
As a standard procedure, the fabricator designates a prefix depending on the level of screening conducted. While appending a TX prefix on the name of the part implies “Testing Extra,” this connotation also means that the high-power diode has undergone power and process conditioning evaluations beside the standard tests.
You’ll find Military electronic components with a prefix JANTXV. Accordingly, these items have gone through an elaborate testing process in line with JANTX, as well as a visual inspection.
JANS ranks highest in the hierarchy of commitment to quality. As such, it demands all the previously stated testing together with additional evaluations. These entail not only particle impact noise detection but also, serialization, failure analysis, plus trace-ability to a wafer lot.
Enhanced Features of Military Grade Diodes
Subject to “Mil spec” a high-power diode can be any or in all respects:
Appraised to operate across more extensive temperature ranges
Ascertained to handle higher peak/transient electric currents or loads
Made to tighter tolerances, hence function closer to the optimal specifications outlined in the datasheet
Fitted in more enduring packaging (ceramic not plastic, DIP packages)
Fundamentally, annexing a JAN prefix (or under other circumstances a suffix) to a diode is a significant intimation. The JAN prefix denotes Joint Army Navy. And so, alludes to the electronic component’s design being per Military machinery level (expressly MIL-S-19500).
For that reason, if you’re to add a “JAN” prefix to a diodes code, you’ll be ordering a Military grade electronic part from your electronic component’s distributor.
Need a Diode with a JANTX, JANTXV, or JANS Notation?
Adding a suffix after the initial JAN outrightly upgrades the high-power diode. A TX value indicates the automotive electronic components are not only designed to MIL-S-19500 but have also met MIL Specs after testing.
When you introduce a V to the TX suffix, such parts are deemed to have passed a verification process in the testing process before the assembly is qualified as complete.
Adding an S to the JAN illustrates that you require a space-qualified (LTPD per MIL-STD-105) part from your electronics distributor.
You might also find parts with alternative abbreviations. When the electronic component’s size is relatively small to accommodate the entire part number you might come across some truncated codes.
Contact Broadline Components for Your Hard-to-Find Electronic Component Needs
Now that you have a better overview of the different high-power diodes, it’s also imperative for you to identify an electronics distributor with a commitment to quality.
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