and Tools






Monitor and Control


Define the reliability requirements

and usage.

Prepare circuit layout, mechanical drawings, component/supplier selection.

Estimation of the product’s reliability and the potential source of product failure.

Prototype built for testing and more detailed analysis.

Functional and environment testing at the system level with the purpose of becoming production ready.

Ensuring that the process remains unchanged and that variations remain within tolerances.

Customer expectations and metrics.

More specific reliability requirement is defined.

Selection of methods and tools (Finite Element, Physics of failure, Reliability Block diagram, Engineering judgment, expert opinions, historical data, etc.).

Selection of methods and tools (Test to failure, degradation analysis, Reliability Growth Process, Design Review Based on Test results).

Gap analysis and Benchmarking.

Introduction of reliability risk methods and tools (Reliability Prediction, FMEA, FMECA, FTA, etc.).

If necessary to involve design improvements.

Tools (Accelerated, Failure-Oriented Accelerated Testing techniques).

Industry Standards.

Reliability Program Plan.

Quality Function Deployment.