DfR Solutions to Present on ISO-26262 at AEC Reliability Workshop


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DfR Solutions is presenting "Initiatives for Addressing ISO-26262 Hardware Risk Assessments" at the 2018 Annual Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) Reliability Workshop on April 24–26 in Novi, Michigan. James McLeish and Ashok Alagappan, of the DfR Solutions Senior Technical Staff, will present with Senior Reliability/Test Engineer Keith M. Hodgson of Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday, April 25 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

ISO 26262 is intended to be applied to safety-related systems that include one or more electrical and/or electronic (E/E) systems that are installed in series production passenger cars with a maximum gross vehicle mass up to 3,500 kg. The Road Vehicle Functional Safety Standard ISO-26262-2011 requires a risk assessment of safety related Electrical/ Electronic hardware using a new, non-traditional metric called the Probabilistic Metric for (Random) Hardware Failures (PMHF). The underlying philosophy of this approach is that E/E failures are inevitable, and the PMHF metric is used to determine the degree of "Safety Mechanism(s)" needed to prevent failures from evolving into unsafe conditions for each safety critical element in a vehicle system.

The presentation at the 2018 AEC Reliability Workshop summarizes how Reliability Physics Analysis methods for circuit board assemblies outlined in SAE J-1211 and for Semiconductor in SAE ARP6338 can be applied in ISO-26262 PMHF risk analysis and will introduce a new project to develop a joint SAE Automotive and Aerospace standard to define the Reliability Physics Analysis process.

"DfR Solutions is working closely with the automotive and aerospace industries to incorporate Reliability Physics methods into their designs to improve safety and reliability," said Dr. Craig Hillman, CEO of DfR Solutions. "In fact, another presenter at AEC will be discussing the use of Automated Design Analysis to understand and prevent electronics failures in their designs. Our deep electronics expertise and Sherlock Automated Design Analysis software make us uniquely qualified to support this critical effort."

About Sherlock Automated Design Analysis Software 

Sherlock is the first-of-its-kind Automated Design Analysis software for analyzing, grading, and certifying the expected reliability of products at the circuit card assembly level. Based on the science of Physics of Failure, it is used by the electronics industry across all markets. Sherlock continues to evolve, incorporating new innovations and enhancements allowing users to manage increasingly complex analyses faster and more efficiently than ever before. 

About DfR Solutions 

DfR Solutions has world-renowned expertise in applying the science of Reliability Physics to electrical and electronics technologies and is a leading provider of quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) research and consulting for the electronics industry. The company’s integrated use of Physics of Failure (PoF) and Best Practices provides crucial insights and solutions early in product design and development and throughout the product life cycle. DfR Solutions specializes in providing knowledge- and science-based solutions to maximize and accelerate the product integrity assurance activities of their clients in every marketplace for electronic technologies (consumer, industrial, automotive, medical, military, telecom, oil drilling, and throughout the electronic component and material supply chain). For more information regarding DfR Solutions, click here.

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