MIL Standards: MIL-STD-750: Test Methods for Semiconductor Devices

MIL-STD-750 defines testing methods for the environmental, physical and electrical testing of semiconductor devices utilized in military and aerospace electronic systems. The methods and procedures throughout the standard cover basic environmental, physical and electrical tests to assess resistance to deleterious effects of natural elements and conditions surrounding military and space operations. For the purpose of this standard, the term "devices" includes such items as transistors, diodes, voltage regulators, rectifiers, tunnel diodes, and other related parts. This standard is intended to apply only to semiconductor devices.


The test methods and procedures described in the various parts of this multipart test method standard have been prepared to serve several purposes:

a. To specify suitable conditions obtainable in the laboratory that give test results equivalent to the actual service conditions existing in the field and to obtain reproducibility of the results of tests. The test methods described by this standard are not to be interpreted as an exact and conclusive representation of actual service operation in any one geographic location since it is known that the only true test for operation in a specific location is an actual service test at that point.

b. To describe, in a series of standards, all of the test methods of a similar character which now appear in the various joint-services semiconductor device specifications so that these test methods may be kept uniform and thus result in conservation of equipment, man-hours, and testing facilities. In achieving this objective, it is necessary to make each of the general test methods adaptable to a broad range of devices.

c. The test methods described by this standard for environmental, physical, and electrical testing of semiconductor devices shall also apply, when applicable, to parts not covered by an approved military sheet-form standard, specification sheet, or drawing.

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MIL-STD-750F Numbered Part Test Methods

The most recent revision of MIL-STD-750, MIL-STD-750F, has been issued in six parts: the basic test method standard and five numbered parts focused on each section of MIL-STD-750 test methods. The five numbered parts correspond to the following test methods:
Test Method Purpose MIL-STD-750 Test Methods Included PDF
MIL–STD–750–1 Environmental Test Methods For Semiconductor Devices Test Methods 1000 - 1999 View PDF
MIL–STD–750–2 Mechanical Test Methods For Semiconductor Devices Test Methods 2001 - 2999 View PDF
MIL–STD–750–3 Electrical Characteristics Tests for Bipolar, MOSFET, and Gallium Arsenide Transistors Test Methods 3000 - 3999 View PDF
MIL–STD–750–4 Electrical Characteristics Tests for Diodes, Microwave Diodes, Thyristors, and Tunnel Diodes Test Methods 4000 - 4999 View PDF
MIL–STD–750–5 High Reliability Space Application Test Methods For Semiconductor Devices Test Methods 5000 - 5999 View PDF