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RoHS Compliance Roadmap
for Ecliptek Crystals and Oscillators

WEEE and RoHS Directives Overview

The European Union Parliament approved the content of two directives to better control the management of waste electronic equipment. The two directives are the Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).

The WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC) addresses the collection, recycling and recovery requirements of waste electronic equipment for the member countries. Entering into force on 13 August 2012, WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU further extends the legislative initiative to address the growing stream of waste electronic equipment.

Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) restricts the use of specific materials above certain limits unless there is an exemption provided in the rule.

RoHS Recast - Directive 2011/65/EU Overview

This directive is the recast of EU RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC. Informally called RoHS 2 or RoHS Recast, it is officially known as Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. This directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on July 1, 2011 and entered into force on July 21, 2011. The restricted substances referred to in Article 4(1) of the directive and the maximum concentration values (MCV) tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials can be found in Table 1.

RoHS Directive (EU) 2015/863 Overview

The European Commission has adopted a ban on the use of several new substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). On June 4, 2015, European Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863 of 31 March 2015 amending Annex II to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the list of restricted substances was published. As stated in Article 1 of this directive, Annex II to Directive 2011/65/EU is replaced by the text in the Annex of this directive. The amendment adds four phthalates to the list of restricted substances. The restricted substances referred to in Article 4(1) of Directive 2011/65/EU and the maximum concentration values (MCV) tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials can be found in Table 2.

Ecliptek Definitions

Components
Ecliptek's definition of components applies to quartz crystal devices.
Assemblies
Ecliptek's definition of assemblies applies to oscillator devices.
RoHS Recast - Directive 2011/65/EU Compliance Classification
Ecliptek components and assemblies shall be compliant to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. These substances, as shown in Table 1, are those published in Annex II of this RoHS directive. The table includes the maximum concentration value (MCV), or threshold limit, at which a restricted substance can be present or above which a declarable substance needs to be reported. The substance shall not be intentionally introduced and shall be a homogeneous material that cannot be mechanically disjoined into different materials.
Table 1: RoHS Substances
Substance MCV
Lead 0.1%
Mercury 0.1%
Cadmium 0.01%
Hexavalent chromium 0.1%
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) 0.1%
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (DBDE) 0.1%
RoHS - Directive (EU) 2015/863 Compliance Classification
Ecliptek components and assemblies shall be compliant to the Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863 of 31 March 2015 amending Annex II to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the list of restricted substances. These substances, as shown in Table 2, are those published in the Annex of this revision of the RoHS directive. The table includes the maximum concentration value (MCV), or threshold limit, at which a restricted substance can be present or above which a declarable substance needs to be reported. The substance shall not be intentionally introduced and shall be a homogeneous material that cannot be mechanically disjoined into different materials.
Table 2: RoHS Substances
Substance MCV
Lead 0.1%
Mercury 0.1%
Cadmium 0.01%
Hexavalent Chromium 0.1%
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) 0.1%
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (DBDE) 0.1%
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) 0.1%
Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) 0.1%
Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) 0.1%
Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) 0.1%
Pb-Free Classification
Ecliptek component and assembly Lead (Pb) content shall be less than 0.1% by weight, shall not be intentionally introduced, and shall be a homogeneous material that cannot be mechanically disjoined into different materials.
RoHS Compliance Exemptions
Annex III of Directive RoHS 2011/65/EU references applications exempted from the restriction in Article 4(1) of the directive. This annex includes the exemption number, description, scope, and dates of applicability. Exemptions to the directive can be found on the applicable Ecliptek RoHS certification.

RoHS Compliance Certificates

RoHS compliance certificates are available for all Ecliptek products via the
Ecliptek Self-Service Documentation Access page.

Solder Composition

Ecliptek has qualified the following Pb-free solder composition recommended by the North American Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (NEMI) and IPC's Solder Product Value Council (SPVC): Sn95.5Ag3.9Cu0.6 and Sn96.5Ag3.0Cu0.5, respectively, for attachment of Ecliptek components and assemblies to the printed circuit board.

Process Compatibility

The recommended solder reflow profile(s) for all Ecliptek components or assemblies can be found on the applicable datasheet or series home page on the Ecliptek website.

Marking and Labeling

Ecliptek has implemented a RoHS labeling method for all product packaging. The lowest level shipping container shall identify the products RoHS status.

Material Declarations

Material declarations, in compliance with IPC-1752, are available for all Ecliptek products and can be obtained via the Ecliptek Self-Service Documentation Access page.

Other RoHS Resources

Online RoHS Certifications

Online IPC-1752 Material Declarations

RoHS FAQs

REACH Resources

REACH Compliance Roadmap

Request a REACH Compliance Statement

REACH FAQs

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