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UL certification for ARM microcontroller

Discussion in 'ARM' started by kiranpatil, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. kiranpatil

    kiranpatil New Member

    Apr 10, 2012

    My customer is asking about if the controller which I have selected is UL certified or not.

    I am not sure how I can search if the controller is UL certified or not.

    I am planning to use Freescale Kinetic K60 series controller. In datasheet I am not able to find a mention about UL certification.

    Does any of controllers have the UL certification?

  2. Sceadwian

    Sceadwian Banned

    Oct 27, 2006
    Rochester, US
    Only an entire device can be UL certified, not specific chips. If you have not paid for UL certification of your device then you can not say that it has been UL certified.

    Nothing can change this outside of paying for the UL certification (which you should look into)

    Basically what the customer wants is assurances that this device won't injure anyone or anything in very common situations. You may be able to talk them out of requiring a UL certification by assuring them that you've done your own testing (of course you better have done this actual testing) to insure that the device in common environments is not a risk to people or property near it.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2012
  3. ChrisP58

    ChrisP58 Well-Known Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    Provo, Utah, USA
    As Sceadwian said, UL lists only complete products. There are UL recognized components. But the components that they will recognize are limited to specific, well defined functions such as connectors, fuses, wire, switches and such. Their use makes the final product certification testing simpler, provided their application fits within the accepted limits of the component specification.

    Microcontrollers, by their very nature, are not well defined functions. They are entirely dependent on the code burned into them. The most you could expect for UL recognition for a uC, would be that the encapsulation material was nonflammable.

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