Commercial Item Descriptions (CID)
A number of Coilcraft products have a Commercial Item Description (CID) issued by the US government's Defense Supply Center. A CID describes a commercial product that satisfies the government's needs in terms of its function, performance specifications or critical physical requirements.
Agencies have been instructed to avoid government-unique requirements and contractors are being urged to use commercially available products that have a CID. This is part of a shift by the Department of Defense toward performance-based specifications and standards in place of MIL-SPECS and MIL-STDS.
These Coilcraft product families currently have Commercial Item Descriptions and additional items have been submitted for review.