AEC-Q200 Rev-E

Automotive electronics play a vital role in today’s vehicles by providing critical functions in engine management, safety systems, entertainment, navigation and communication. These specially designed electronics help to improve vehicle performance, fuel efficiency and safety.

All systems developed using automotive electronics are designed to withstand harsh environments. These components are expected to work without failure no matter what operating conditions the vehicle encounters. Because of this, the quality requirements for automotive electronic components are more rigorous than those for consumer goods.

The AEC: Setting the Standards

The Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) is an organization that was founded in the 1990s by three of the United States’ major automobile manufactures – Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. Its purpose was to establish global common part-qualification and quality-system standards for automotive electronic components.

To ensure that automotive electronic components were meeting the standards, the AEC Component Technical Committee was created. This committee is the standardization body responsible for establishing reliability and certification benchmarks for electronic components. Components that meet the specifications and standards set by the AEC Component Technical Committee are suitable for use in the harsh automotive environment without additional component-level qualification testing.

Applicable AEC Standards for Quartz Crystals

  • AEC-Q100 Failure Mechanism Based Stress Test Qualification for Integrated Circuits
  • AEC-Q101 Failure Mechanism Based Stress Test Qualification for Discrete Semiconductors
  • AEC-Q102 Failure Mechanism Based Stress Test Qualification for Discrete Optoelectronic Semiconductors in Automotive Applications
  • AEC-Q103Failure Mechanism Based Stress Test Qualification for Sensors in Automotive Applications
  • AEC-Q104 Failure Mechanism Based Stress Test Qualification for Multichip Modules (MCM) In Automotive Applications
  • AEC-Q200 Stress Test Qualification for Passive Components


 Note that AEC-Q200 was updated to version E in 2023 to include the ESD test for quartz crystals. The criteria for quartz crystals in AEC-Q200 are defined in Table 11.

ESD Testing Procedure

AEC-Q200 quartz crystal testing procedure

DC=Direct Contact Discharge, AD = Air Discharge

AKER auto grade crystals meet AEC-Q200 standard

AKER auto grade crystals have passed all testing requirements according to AEC-Q200 Rev-E and AEC-Q200-002 REV-B with classification level 6.

AKER offers a full range of AEC-Q200 Rev. E qualified crystals. With decades of experience supplying crystals to major automakers, you can trust AKER products to deliver reliable performance. When you need mission-critical timing components that meet stringent industry specs, look no further than AKER. Contact AKER to discuss how our automotive-grade crystals can be used in your next design.

ModelDimensions (mm)ModelDimensions (mm)

C7S Auto

7.0×5.0x1.1C3E Auto3.2×2.5×0.75
C6S Auto6.0×3.5×1.1C2E Auto2.5×2.0x0.65
C5S Auto5.0×3.2×1.0C1E Auto2.0×1.6×0.5
C4S Auto4.0×2.5×0.8C16 Auto1.6×1.2×0.4