RoHS Compliance FAQ's

What is Trilithic's definition of a RoHS compliant product?

Trilithic defines a RoHS compliant product to be a product whose materials and components fall within the acceptable limits set out by the RoHS Directive for all of the seven banned substances. (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB, PBDE and DecaBDE).

How does Trilithic plan to meet RoHS compliance?

Trilithic currently plans to offer instruments in a RoHS compliant version in the late fall of 2006 or early 2007. For products from the filter and component divisions, Trilithic plans to make products available under a new part/model number.

Will Trilithic be changing product numbers to indicate RoHS compliance?

Trilithic currently plans to change part/model numbers only for products from our filter and component divisions. Products from these divisions can now be ordered by adding a -R suffix to the current part/model number. Detailed information can be found here. Products from all other Trilithic divisions will not be changing part/model numbers to indicate RoHS compliance. At the time the product is offered as RoHS compliant, the information will be made readily available to the customer.

What does Trilithic consider to be the acceptable limits for banned substances listed in the RoHS Directive?

Lead 0.1% by weight of homogenous material
Mercury 0.1% by weight of homogenous material
Hexavalent Chromium 0.1% by weight of homogenous material
PBB 0.1% by weight of homogenous material
PBDE 0.1% by weight of homogenous material
DecaBDE 0.1% by weight of homogenous material
Cadmium 0.01% by weight of homogenous material
Lead in Steel Alloys 0.35%
Lead in Aluminum Alloys 0.4%
Lead in Copper Alloys 4%

The sources for this information can be found in the Annex of Directive 2002/95/EC and the following link:

EUROPA - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Whom do I contact at Trilithic for information on RoHS Compliance?

Emails may be directed to a Compliance Team Member at RoHS@trilithic.com. In addition phone calls can be directed to: 317-895-3600.