1st Edition

Practical Reliability Of Electronic Equipment And Products

By Eugene R. Hnatek Copyright 2003
    468 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Examining numerous examples of highly sensitive products, this book reviews basic reliability mathematics, describes robust design practices, and discusses the process of selecting suppliers and components. He focuses on the specific issues of thermal management, electrostatic discharge, electromagnetic compatibility, printed wiring assembly, environmental stress testing, and failure analysis. The book presents methods for meeting the reliability goals established for the manufacture of electronic product hardware and addresses the development of reliable software. The appendix provides example guidelines for the derating of electrical and electromechanical components.

    Preface, 1. Introduction to Reliability, 2. Basic Reliability Mathematics, 3. Robust Design Practices, 4. Component and Supplier Selection, Qualification, Testing and Management, 5. Thermal Management, 6. Electrostatic Discharge and Electromagnetic Compatibility, 7. Manufacturing/Production Practices, 8. Software, Appendix A: An Example of Part Derating Guidelines, Appendix B: FMEA Example for a Memory Module, Epilogue, Index


    Eugene R. Hnatek is Senior Director of Quality, Qualcomm Incorporated, San Diego, California. The author of 12 books, including Integrated Circuit Quality and Reliability, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded (Marcel Dekker, Inc.), and the author or coauthor of more than 250 professional publications, Mr. Hnatek is a member of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, the Electrostatic Discharge Association and the American Society for Quality. He received the B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois.