Webbooks: (available to CALCE EPS Consortia Members)
This software allows engineers to conduct virtual qualification
on circuit card assemblies (CCA). The software runs on Sun Solaris
systems and on PCs running Linux.
This software allows engineers to select and evaluate failure
mechanisms that are known to cause failure in electronic hardware.
The software can be run on-line through the Members' Only area
or as a desktop application.
IEEE P1413, Standard Methodology for Reliability Prediction and Assessment
for Electronic Systems and Equipment
Chaired by Dr. Michael Pecht, IEEE P1413 was officially approved on
December 8, 1998. The standard identifies key required elements for an
understandable, credible reliability prediction and provides the users
of the prediction sufficient information for the evaluation of prediction
methods and for the effective use of the prediction results.
IEEE P1332, Standard Reliability Program for the Development and Production
of Electronic Systems and Equipment
Chaired by Dr. Michael Pecht, IEEE P1332 was officially approved on
June 30, 1998. The IEEE standard provides guidance to suppliers to plan
a program that suits their design philosophy, the product concept, and
the resources at their disposal, so that every activity adds value. The
objective of the standard is to provide products that satisfy the customer.
CALCE Lab Services
In addition to core research projects, CALCE provides expert assistance
and research in advanced electronic systems by conducting private consulting
for members (outside their membership) and for the electronics industry
at large. The research areas include:
Reliability analysis, failure mode identification and failure mode characterization
for electronic components and electronic packaging.
Evaluation and benchmarking of qualification, screening, accelerated testing,
and parts management and selection processes.
Risk mitigation and management techniques for electronic products and systems.
Development of software tools and methodologies for life cycle analysis
of electronic systems.
Electronic systems design and analysis.
Company-specific research may be proprietary in nature, and
project scopes can range from a few weeks to several years. Costs for
failure analysis, reliability assessment, material characterization, and
simulation services can be obtained from Bhanu Sood at (301)
405-3498, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a summary of
analysis and test capabilities available at CALCE, visit http://www.calce.umd.edu/Facilities/