SAE Counterfeit Defect Coverage Tool

The SAE Counterfeit Defect Coverage (CDC) Tool is a dynamic, web-based application that supplements SAE Standard AS6171 authored by the SAE G-19A Test Laboratory Standards Development Committee. It provides potential test sequences for the identification of counterfeit electrical, electronic, and electromechanical (EEE) parts along a range of risk levels and EEE part types. Allowing users to compare alternative test sequences as a function of resources needed to implement those tests, the SAE CDC Tool is appropriate for those ordering counterfeit detection tests as well as those performing the tests.


Features and Benefits

  • Automate the computational overhead for calculating counterfeit defect coverage in association with AS6171
  • Gain insight into counterfeit defect coverage, counterfeit type coverage, the not covered defects, and the under covered defects
  • Tailor a test sequence based on availability of resources and risk tolerance
  • Optimize test sequences to better manage your costs


Potential Users
The SAE CDC Tool could be used by anyone using or invoking AS6171 to develop a counterfeit detection test sequence or to understand the level of coverage. These users are often staff at a test lab or a parts distributor.
Examples include: Personnel evaluating a counterfeit detection test sequence or reliant on a test sequence for coverage of counterfeit detection; or personnel at an organization who may be ordering or dependent on a test sequence in accordance with AS6171.

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