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Data Matrix Industry Standards

Data Matrix Industry Standards

For a barcode to be used effectively across many organizations throughout an industry or supply chain, it must be based on a clear and open standard. Industry standards provide structure and ensure that users and barcode technology providers alike have uniform performance. 

A series of ISO standards (ISO/IEC 16022, 15418, 15434 and 15415) have established the technical specifications for Data Matrix symbols, encoding, formatting and quality. Various industry standards continue to be built using ISO standards as the technical foundation for adding further specifications for symbol size, data content and usage requirements. Some leading Data Matrix industry standards and their uses are summarized here:

Organization

Standard

Description

AAR

RP-021-04

Recommended practice for direct part marking

AIAG

AIAG B4

Parts identification and tracking

ATA

SPEC 2000

Electronic commerce, including permanent part ID

DoD

UID

Permanent & unique item identification

DoD

MIL-STD-130

Military property marking

EIA

EIA 706

Component marking

EIA

EIA 802

Product marking

ISO

ISO/IEC 16022

International Symbology Specification

ISO

ISO/IEC 15418

Symbol Data Format Semantics

ISO

ISO/IEC 15434

Symbol Data Format Syntax

ISO

ISO/IEC 15415

2-D Print Quality Standard

NASA

NASA STD 6002

Applying Data Matrix to aerospace parts

NASA

NASA-HDBK-6003

Applying Data Matrix by direct part marking

SAE

AS9132

Data Matrix quality requirements for part marking

SEMI

T1-95

Silicon wafer back surface marking

SEMI

T2-0298E

Silicon wafer marking

SEMI

T3-0302

Marking wafer box labels

SEMI

T7-0303

Marking double-sided polished wafers

SEMI

T8-0698E

Marking glass flat panel display substrates

SEMI

T9-0200E

Marking lead-frame strips

SEMI

T10-0801

Test method for direct part marking quality


Acronym key:
AAR:  Association of American Railroads
AIAG:  Automotive Industry Action Group
ATA:  Air Transport Association
DOD:  U.S. Department of Defense
EIA:  Electronics Industry Association
IES:  International Electrotechnical Commission
ISO:  International Organization for Standardization
NASA:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
SAE:  Society of Automotive Engineers
SEMI:  Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturers Institute