BS EN 62496-3:2011 - Optical circuit boards. Performance standards. General and guidance – BSI British Standards

BS EN 62496-3:2011

Optical circuit boards. Performance standards. General and guidance

Status : Current   Published : March 2011



BS EN 62496-3:2011 Optical circuit boards. Performance standards. General and guidance

BS EN 62496-3 is a European Standard which covers general information on optical circuit board performance standards.

It defines those tests and severities which form the performance categories or general operating service environments and identifies those tests which are considered to be product-specific.

Test and severity details are given in Annex A. IEC 62496-3 provides references, definitions and rules for creating optical circuit board performance standards, as well as related information pertinent to the subject.

Subsequent parts of the IEC 62496-3 series are sequentially numbered and contain performance criteria for specific applications. Each part will be added as the performance criteria become standardized for international use.

Performance standards define standard electro-optical performance under a set of prescribed conditions and contain a series or a set of tests and measurements (which may or may not be grouped into a specific schedule) with clearly defined conditions, severities and pass/fail criteria. The tests are intended to be run as an initial design verification to prove the product’s ability to satisfy the requirements of a specific application, market sector or user group.

Contents of BS EN 62496-3:

1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Preparation of a performance standard
4.1 General
4.2 Product definition
4.3 Tests
4.4 Details
4.5 Requirements
4.6 Sample size
4.7 Groupings/sequences
4.8 Pass/fail criteria
4.9 Reference product definition
4.10 Performance standard test report
Annex A (normative) Tests and severities for performance standards Bibliography
Table A.1 – General operating service environments and definitions
Table A.2 – Category C – Controlled environment (Flexible optical circuit boards using optical glass fibres)
Table A.3 – Category C – Controlled environment (Optical circuit boards using optical waveguides)


Standard NumberBS EN 62496-3:2011
TitleOptical circuit boards. Performance standards. General and guidance
Publication Date31 March 2011
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 61753-1, EN 61300-2-22, EN 61300-2-19, EN 61300-2-18, IEC 61300-2-19, IEC 61300-2-22, IEC 61300-2-18, BS EN IEC 61753-1:2018, IEC 61753-1:2018, EN IEC 61753-1:2018
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 61751, IEC 62005, IEC 61300, IEC 60529, IEC 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-32
International RelationshipsEN 62496-3:2011,IEC 62496-3:2011
Draft Superseded By09/30206094 DC
DescriptorsPrinted-circuit boards, Flexible materials, Fibre optics, Glass fibres, Circuits, Optical fibres, Standards, Testing conditions, Performance, Environment (working), Electronic equipment and components, Optoelectronic devices
Title in FrenchCartes à circuits optiques. Normes de performance Généralités et guide
Title in GermanOptische Leiterplatten. Betriebsverhalten. Allgemeines und Leitfaden
ISBN978 0 580 68356 5
File Size1.03 MB

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