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Some electronic parts/components would fail or malfunction at a certain rate. In spite of every effort to
enhance reliability of products by NEC, the possibility of failures and malfunction might not be avoided
entirely. To prevent the risks of damage to death, human bodily injury or other property arising out
thereof or in connection therewith, each customer is required to take sufficient measures in its safety
designs and plans including, but not limited to, redundant system, fire-containment and anti-failure.
The products are classified into three quality grades: "Standard", "Special", and "Specific" of the
highest grade of a quality assurance program at the choice of a customer. Each quality grade is designed
for applications described below. Any customer who intends to use a product for application other than
that of Standard quality grade is required to contact an NEC sales representative in advance.
The Standard quality grade applies to the products developed, designed and manufactured in
accordance with the NEC standard quality assurance program, which are designed for such application as
any failure or malfunction of the products (sets) or parts/components incorporated therein a customer
uses are, directly or indirectly, free of any damage to death, human bodily injury or other property, like
general electronic devices.
Examples: Computers, office automation equipment, communications equipment, test and measurement
equipment, audio and visual equipment, home electronic appliances, machine tools, personal
electronic equipment, industrial robots, etc.
The Special quality grade applies to the products developed, designed and manufactured in accordance
with an NEC quality assurance program stricter than the standard one, which are designed for such
application as any failure or malfunction of the products (sets) or parts/components incorporated therein
a customer uses might directly cause any damage to death, human bodily injury or other property, or
such application under more severe condition than that defined in the Standard quality grade without
such direct damage.
Examples: Control systems for transportation equipment (automobiles, trains, ships, etc.), traffic control
systems, anti-disaster systems, anti-crime systems, medical equipment not specifically
designed for life support, safety equipment, etc.
The Specific quality grade applies to the products developed, designed and manufactured in accordance
with the standards or quality assurance program designated by a customer who requires an extremely
higher level of reliability and quality for such products.
Examples: Military systems, aircraft control equipment, aerospace equipment, nuclear reactor control
systems, medical equipment/devices/systems for life support, etc.
The quality grade of this product is the "Standard" unless otherwise specified in this document.
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