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Telcordia GR-468 Reliability Qualification

Jan 26, 2013

RMT Ltd successfully finished it’s regular Telcordia GR-468 Qualification for all thermoelectric coolers series in company product range. More than 1000 thermoelectric coolers (single- and multistage types) were qualified by mechanical, environmental and electrical tests from Telcordia GR-468-CORE and MIL-883 standards. Reliability Qualification‘12 confirms all RMT TE coolers fully meet Telcordia GR-468 standard requirements.

RMT makes Telcordia qualification every two years for all thermoelectric cooler series in company manufacturing range. The complete qualification takes more than half a year. Life tests duration is more than 250 000 device-hours of operation.

The qualification program includes vibrational tests, mechanical shocks, die shear strength, lead integrity testing, temperature cycling, high temperature storage, power cycling, insulation resistance, thermo-physical parameters check, ultrasonic analysis, electron microscopy analysis and more.

The results of Qualification Program 2012 confirm that all thermoelectric coolers manufactured by RMT Ltd (including TECs with implemented new technologies and improved materials) are fully in accordance to Telcordia GR-468 standard requirements. Lifetime of RMT thermoelectric coolers is confirmed with no less than 300K hours of continuous operating at normal conditions. RMT Ltd (being the only thermoelectric coolers manufacturer in Russia certified by state space agency) provides as well the extended qualifications based on Customer procurement specifications.

The latest Reliability Report’12 is available. A copy of this report is available upon request, subject to non-disclosure agreement. Please, contact RMT head office directly or TEC Microsystems office for additional info. .

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