Article ID: 000059798 Content Type: Product Information & Documentation Last Reviewed: 11/14/2022

How to Find Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL) Information for Intel® Products


Options to locate MSL information for Intel® products from the available Intel documentation.


Unable to find Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL) information for my Intel product.

  • Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL) information is Intel Confidential. Login is required to follow the recommendations in this article.
  • Intel does not provide MSL documentation for pre-release products, engineering samples or non-revenue products. Intel does not support products in retired status as these parts are not active, no longer being manufactured, or purchased, and no inventory is available.
  • Product qualification information for Intel® FPGAs and programmable devices is obtainable through the Intel® FPGAs and Programmable Devices website. Register in the website to gain access to the required information.

To locate the MSL information for your Intel product follow one of the options below:

  1. Access the Product Release Qualification (PRQ) documentation by following How to Find Product Release Qualification (PRQ) Documentation for Intel® Products. PRQ documents normally include MSL information towards the end of the document (under the Thermal Mechanical section).
  2. Access the Manufacturing Advantage Service (MAS) documentation by following How to Find Manufacturing Advantage Service (MAS) Documentation for Intel® Products. Client and Data Center MAS documents normally include MSL information (most of the cases under the Module 4 section).
    • Test specifics or general MAS documents will typically not contain MSL information.
Additional information

Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL) refers to the classification that a component receives according to JEDEC/IPC standards, and provides the guidelines for its proper handling before SMT (Surface Mount Technology) manufacturing.