1991 Proceedings-Institute of Environmental Sciences

Design and Analysis of Electronic Assemblies Using CALCE Software Version 3.0

E. Hakim, M. Pecht, and D. Barker


The University of Maryland CALCE software is a set of 75 integrated tools for the design and analysis of electronic assemblies.  The software can be used for the design of complex multi-layer printed wiring boards (PWBs), the selection and placement of components, determination of component junction, case, and substrate temperatures, the calculation of components and system failure rates, generation of reliability models for redundancy, calculation of vibrational effects on component leads for both surface mount and axially lead components, calculation of thermal and mechanical solder joint fatigue for leadless and leaded surface maintainability and derating conditions.

Complete article is available to CALCE Consortium Members.

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