Reliability Update at DfR Solutions

Over the past year at DfR Solutions, we’ve continued our commitment to providing advanced solutions and expertise to our customers. From our enhanced in-house testing capabilities to adding new team members who bring unprecedented skills to our team, we are focused on providing the best insights in electronics reliability and quality.

Topic: Design for Reliability

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Implementing Physics of Failure in Electronic Boxes

The performance of many electronic components is only as good as the enclosures that surround them. Reliability prediction of an electronic box is a crucial and sometimes underappreciated element that directly affects the performance of the circuitry and other costly systems inside.

Topic: Physics of Failure

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Unique Reliability Challenges Presented by Automotive Electronics

Generally speaking, the basic structure of an automobile hasn’t changed for decades: four wheels, engine, radio, doors, hood, etc. But, what has changed considerably are automotive electronics. Since the 1970s, electronics have gone from about 5% of the bill of materials (BOM) to over 35% when electric vehicles and hybrids are factored into the equation.

Topic: Sherlock, Design for Reliability, Automotive Electronics, Autonomous Vehicles

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Save the Date: Upcoming International Conference Features DfR Solutions

We’re excited to be part of the international electronics community, and are looking forward to presenting a featured tutorial at EPE 2016 in Germany. Use the links below to find event and registration information for this industry-acclaimed conference and tutorial series.

Topic: Design for Reliability

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Solving Problems of Overly Constrained Boards

Today’s technologies have placed increasing performance demands on boards, and designers are left to contend with the challenges of smaller spaces, higher temperatures and fitting more components on boards.

Topic: Sherlock, Design for Reliability

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The Challenges of Wireless Reliability

Reliability is a fundamental part of the design calculation for wired and wireless networks. Generally, traditional wired reliability testing methodologies are used despite a key and impactful difference in networks: wired is time-invariant and wireless is not. 

Topic: Design for Reliability

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An Introduction to the Wireless Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is fast becoming a household word, but just what is it and what does it have to do with wireless communication? Let’s break it down. 

Topic: Design for Reliability, Internet of Things

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Sherlock 5.0 - New Features Make a Great Software Tool Even More Robust

DfR Solutions is committed to keeping Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software the go-to tool for solving critical electronics reliability challenges, and the latest version is the most powerful yet! 

Topic: Sherlock

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Announcing Sherlock 5.0

In line with our commitment to continue to keep Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software the most user-friendly, highly functional software of its kind, we’re proud to introduce Version 5.0. Advanced features include Modeling Regions, Attached Heat Sinks, NX Nastran support, and an IMEC Plated Through-Hole Fatigue Model.

Topic: Sherlock, Design for Reliability

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What is Design for Reliability (DfR)?

We often talk about the importance of Design for Reliability (DfR) and the impact it has on overall project efficiencies and success. Let’s take a look at DfR fundamentals, and how companies employ it to its best advantage. 

Topic: Design for Reliability

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