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The Best Method to Calculate Risk of Failure and System-level Effects

Posted by DfR Solutions on Oct 25, 2018 10:52:00 AM

One of the key problems in today’s electronics industry is the constant changes in needs and deliverables. Today’s electronic devices are smaller and faster and are constantly exposed to changing environmental conditions. With more people putting electronics closer to a human body in the form of wearables such as iPhones, Fitbits, or heart monitors, electronics designers and manufacturers need to ensure the safety and reliability of these devices to avoid costly mistakes.

Here, at DfR Solutions we work with hundreds of electronics manufacturers across industries and have noticed an increasing number of companies reporting early life failures in the field or unexpected failures in tests due to solder fatigue. They're noticing that the classic solder fatigue calculation models do not seem to capture all the possible risks of failure.

Topics: Reliability Physics, system level effects

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Physics of Failure is Dead!

Posted by Ed Dodd on Mar 29, 2018 1:08:00 PM

The first day of the Design for Reliability Conference in Baltimore, MD heralded the death of Physics of Failure (PoF). Craig Hillman, CEO of DfR Solutions made the announcement early in his welcome and introductions, explaining that as products get more complex, and reliability impacts on business become more serious, it is becoming ever more critical to have upper management participation. When the rest of engineering is busy pursuing “engineer for success”, PoF can ring negatively in the ears of management with its apparent focus on failure.

Topics: Reliability Physics, Physics of Failure

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4 Reasons to Join Us for the 2018 Design for Reliability Conference

Posted by DfR Solutions on Feb 28, 2018 12:21:00 PM

Not sure if you should attend the 2018 Design for Reliability Conference, March 19-21 in Baltimore?  Well, here are 4 great reasons not to miss it this year!

Topics: 2018 Design for Reliability Conference, Reliability Physics, Physics of Failure

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3 Real Life Examples Of “After A Failure” Investigations

Posted by Robert Manzanares on Feb 14, 2018 11:11:00 AM

“After a failure” investigations are typically performed to identify root cause of failure, calculate risk exposure and develop mitigation and remediation solutions. Just like with “before a failure” investigation, there are two specific test methods that could be applied to either of the two categories – non-destructive physical analysis (NPA) and destructive physical analysis (DPA).

Topics: Reliability Physics, reliability testing, Failure Analysis

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Are GPUs reliable enough to be an autonomous vehicle’s brain?

Posted by James McLeish on Sep 16, 2016 9:30:00 AM

The technologies currently available to or being developed for the automotive industry are staggering. With these advancements comes the need to examine the types of processing units appropriate to power the autonomous vehicle electronics functionality.

Topics: Physics of Failure, Sherlock, Autonomous Vehicles, Reliability Physics

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