Confirmed competence in our accredited areas
We are accredited for several areas according to the standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 ‘General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories’, which is relevant for us.
Local Interconnect Network (LIN)
Controller Area Network (CAN)
The accreditation is valid for the scope of accreditation listed in the annex [D-PL-18596-01-00].
The details of the scope of our accreditation can be found in the accreditation document and the associated annex!
About ISO/IEC 17025
The title of the international standard ISO/IEC 17025:2018 in the English edition is ‘General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories’. The year after the colon refers to the year of issue of the respective version of the standard.
ISO/IEC 17025 is specifically aimed at the technical competence of testing laboratories – as we are one – and calibration laboratories.
Incidentally, in addition to the specific requirements for testing laboratories and their competence, it includes the requirements of EN ISO 9001 (see ISO/IEC 17025:2018, section ‘Introduction’).
What does accreditation mean?
The German Accreditation Body describes accreditation as follows:
[…] In contrast, accreditation is the confirmation, reserved solely for the state, of the technical competence of a conformity assessment body – i.e., for example, a certification service provider – to perform certain activities. from https://www.dakks.de/de/was-ist-akkreditierung.html
Thus, accreditation is a formal confirmation of competence in a precisely designated area.
Further explanations can be found in a very understandable and clear way on the pages of the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS). Not only are the terms and the accreditation procedure explained, but current information and documents on the subject are also provided.
Validity of accreditation
Our accreditation on the basis of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 theoretically has no expiration date.
However, the prerequisite is that the results of the regular assessments by the German Accreditation Body do not contradict this.
You can read this on the page of the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS).