The Accelerated Stress Testing Handbook delineates a core set of AST practices as part of an overall methodology for enhancing hardware product reliability. The techniques presented will teach readers to identify design deficiencies and problems with component quality or manufacturing processes early in the product's life, and then to take corrective action as quickly as possible. A wide array of case studies gleaned from leading practitioners of AST supplement the theory and methodology, which will provide the reader with a more concrete idea of how AST truly enhances quality in a reduced time frame.
Important topics covered include:
- Theoretical basis for AST
- General AST best practices
- AST design and manufacturing processes
- AST equipment and techniques
- AST process safety qualification
Introduction (H. Chan and P. Englert).
Principles of Stress Testing (H. Chan and P. Englert).
PROCESS AND GUIDELINES.
Stress Testing Program: Generic Processes (H. Chan and P. Englert).
Stress Testing Program Subprocesses (H. Chan and P. Englert).
Guidelines for Design and Manufacturing Stress Testing (H. Chan and P. Englert).
Economic and Optimization (H. Chan and P. Englert).
Reliability Growth (C. Seusy).
Overview of the Failure Analysis Process for Electrical Components (G. Pfeiffer).
EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES.
Accelerated Stress Testing Equipment and Techniques (C. Felkins).
Vibration and Shock Inputs Identify Some Failure Modes (W. Tustin).
Relative Effectiveness of Thermal Cycling Versus Burn-In (K. Lo and F. LoVasco).
Accelerated Qualification of Electronic Assemblies Under Combined Temperature Cycling and Vibration Environments: Is Miner's Hypothesis Valid (K. Upadhyayula and A. Dasgupta)?
Liquid Environmental Stress Testing (LEST) (P. Englert).
Safety Qualification of Stress Testing (S. Rajaram).
BEST PRACTICES CASE STUDIES IN COMPUTER, COMMUNICATIONS, AND OTHER INDUSTRIES.
Production Ast with Computers Using the Taguchi Method (D. Pachuki).
Design Ast with Vendor Electronics (C. Schinner).
Design and Production Ast with Power Supplies (D. Dalland).
Design and Production Ast with Computers (E. Kyser).
Qualifications and Production Sampling Ast with Printed Circuit Boards (H. McLean).
Manufacturing Ast with Telecommunication Products (T. Parker and G. Harrison).
Productionn Ast with Computer Disks.
Benchmarking (H. Malec).
Glossary of Stress Testing Terminology.
About the Editors.