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Revision E, December 2005

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General Specification for Electrical/Electronic Component Analytical/Development/Validation (A/D/V) Procedures for Conformance to Vehicle Environmental, Reliability, and Performance Requirements

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  • Revision: Revision E, December 2005
  • Published Date: December 2005
  • Status: Historical
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: General Motors Worldwide (GMW)
  • Page Count: 95
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This standard applies to Electrical/Electronic systems/ components for passenger vehicles and light duty trucks. The standard describes the potential electrical, environmental, durability and capability tests, based on mounting location, for Electrical/Electronic devices.

Nothing in this specification supersedes applicable laws and regulations unless a specific exemption has been obtained. In the event of a conflict between the English and the domestic language, the English language shall take precedence.

A detailed description of concerns and changes in procedures when using lead-free solder is described in Appendix D of this document. The changes in material characteristics of lead-free should be considered throughout the Analysis, Development and Validation activities. Note: Nothing in the specification supersedes appli-cable laws and regulations.

Note: In the event of a conflict between the English and the domestic language, the English language shall take precedence.


This standard is intended to document all generic ADV procedures for automotive E/E devices. Specifc tasks, unique to the device technology (i.e. relays, solenoids, motors, etc.) are not addressed in this document. Additional tests with corresponding test flows are to be included to address these additional failure mechanisms. These additional tasks must be noted in the ADVP&R form or the Test Template.

The included process-flow and test-flow charts must be used to insure the effectiveness of this specification.

The Analysis procedures are used to aid in designing reliability into the product during the time when physical product is not yet available. Analysis should be the earliest activity in the ADV process and provides the earliest product learning and improvement opportunity.

The Development/Evaluation tasks are to be performed on first samples to provide the earliest opportunity to qualitatively evaluate and improve physical product. These activities may use only a single sample to differentiate between the relative weaknesses within the product. HALT is a typical example of this type of test.

Design validation tests that are expected to be of high risk as a result of the DRBFM and AFD should also be run early during the development phase to maximize the number of learning opportunities in areas where the expected need is greatest.

The Design Validation (DV) section of this standard describes environmental, durability and capability tests for electrical and electronic equipment. The design validation tasks are to be executed on prototype parts. This section describes common test procedures, based on mounting location in the vehicle. The location-coding requirement is an essential element in the use of this document and must be specified in the CTS or SSTS.

The Product Validation (PV) section of this standard requires that only a sub-set of the (DV) tests be rerun. The minimum requirement includes the vibration test with superimposed thermal cycling, the DV specified humidity tests, the frost test, and the shipping vibration test. Additionally, any Design Validation tests that exhibited less than desired performance for DV should be rerun for PV. The process validation tasks are to be run on pilot or production parts. The possible use of Audit Screening during production is to be determined by the end of the PV phase.