Mini-Circuits RoHS/Lead-Free Compliant Parts
Material Declaration Sheets (MDS)
Material Declaration Sheets (MDS) for all catalog models are available on our website at the Technical Dashboard page for each model. To access MDS's please click on the "GREEN INFO" tab of the model Technical Dashboard.
For customer specials, MDS's are available upon request
New EU RoHS Directive
Mini-Circuits' RoHS compliance program was developed per Directive 2002/95/EC. On June 8, 2011, this was supplanted by Directive 2011/65/EU. The new directive maintains the original restrictions on the 6 substances but revises some of the exemptions.
Accordingly, even if product data sheets reference the original RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC, Mini-Circuits RoHS products are, and will remain, compliant to the new directive based on and in accordance with the material content and compliance methodologies, assumptions and qualifications and our existing program. To access, click on the RoHS/Lead-Free Program button.
Customers Have a Choice
Mini-Circuits is now offering RoHS (European Directive for Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant parts. RoHS compliance requires restriction of the use of Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr-VI), Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated Diphenylethers (PBDE). (Per 2002/95/EC).
Mini-Circuits is introducing RoHS compliant parts across its entire product portfolio; these parts will be added to our product portfolio regularly. RoHS compliant parts will have a new part number that will consist of the existing part number (non RoHS compliant) followed by the "+" suffix. For example: existing ADE-1 has SnPb plated terminations and ADE-1+ will have lead-free plated terminations in order to become RoHS compliant.
A list of RoHS/Lead-Free compliant parts can be viewed by visiting our website. Our catalog and website part lists will be regularly updated to indicate new offerings.
Reasons for Offering Compliant Parts
Mini-Circuits is offering RoHS compliant parts in order to (i) meet customer requirements for environmentally friendly parts; (ii) address European Commission directives and Japanese legislation slated to take effect in 2006; and (iii) continue to pursue Mini-Circuits' commitment to offer environmentally friendly parts to better our environment in accordance with Mini-Circuits' ISO 14001 certification.
Parts will be solderable in customer reflow operations, in both lead-free and leaded environments. For individual part details on reflow operation recommendations and other important information, please refer to Mini-Circuits' applicable specifications, qualification data and related application notes that are made available for customer review. This information is available upon request. Contact: RoHS@minicircuits.com for that purpose.
Mini-Circuits qualifies RoHS compliant parts in accordance with industry standards such as IPC and JEDEC standards.
Mini-Circuits' qualification tests have been performed in accordance with Mini-Circuits' ISO 9001 certification. This certification signifies that parts meet an internally acceptable set of quality standards.