ECSS-Q-60-12A: Space product assurance – Design, selection, procurement and use of die form monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) – (25 August 2006)

This Standard has been cancelled and replaced by ECSS-Q-ST-60-12C (31 July 2008).


This Standard applies to all types of MMIC (monolithic microwave integrated circuit) based on III-V compound materials for RF applications (i.e. frequency range ≥ 1 GHz). The requirements for the procurement of components in die form are defined.

It is not within the scope of this Standard to address packaged MMICs and discrete
microwave components, these are dealt with in the relevant ESCC specification (ESCC 9010 and ESCC 5010).

When viewed from the perspective of a specific project context, the requirements defined in this Standard should be tailored tomatch the genuine requirements of a particular profile and circumstances of a project.

NOTE Tailoring is a process by which individual requirements or specifications, standards and related documents are evaluated and made applicable to a specific project, by selection and, in some exceptional cases, modification of existing or addition of new requirements.