Qualified Encapsulated Devices (QEDs) are commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components that have been thoroughly and rigorously qualified to more demanding specifications. QEDs are used in military and aerospace applications as well as heavy industrial and medical products that must operate at extended temperature ranges, frequently -55°C to 220°C.

Micross STS has superior expertise in reliability including burn-in, electrical, mechanical and environmental testing. Our in-house engineering team has more than four decades of qualification experience. Leveraging these strengths, we can provide ready-to-use QEDs that meet customer's most stringent standards for reliability. Procuring QEDs from Micross STS relieves you of the burden of managing the qualification workflow and provides third-party documentation and certification.

Beyond our extensive background in reliability testing, we maintain a top-tier testing facility in which our equipment is regularly calibrated and kept current on all software upgrades. When off-the-shelf test equipment can’t do the job, we build our own. For instance, we recently built a custom hardware test bed in which devices can be thermally stressed to temperatures above 250°C for as long as 1,000 hours.

QEDs are more than line items on a bill of materials: They represent the assurance that your products can withstand the temperature and other environmental hardships under which they must operate. That’s why more and more manufacturers— aerospace/defense and commercial—count on us for their product-critical QEDs.

  • Extensive expertise: Burn-in, electrical, mechanical and environmental testing
  • Next-gen equipment calibration & maintenance performed regularly
  • Ability to build custom test beds for special needs
  • Broad spectrum of QED Categories

QED Categories

  • Analog-to-digital (ADC) Converters
  • Digital-to-analog (DAC) Converters
  • Processors
  • SDRAMs and SRAMs
  • Serial Rapid I/O (SRIO)
  • VMEbus-to-PCI interconnects and bridges
  • Embedded Host Bridges (EHB)
  • Transceivers / Power management devices
  • Regulators, passives and discretes to JANs requirements