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OPS A LA CARTE TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS (Titles Only)
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6 Sigma/Design of Experiments
  • 6_Sigma_and_Reliability_Engineering_Integration_Webinar (pdf)
  • Design of Experiments for Reliability Webinar (pdf)

Accelerated Life Test
  • Acceleration Factors for Neutron Beam Soft Error Testing in Commercial and Avionic Environments (pdf)
  • Accelerated_Life_Testing_of_Lead_Free_CCAs (pdf)
  • Accelerated Life Testing on a 20 year battery - ASTR2012 - Mike Silverman
  • Electromechanical Device Design Methods for Reliability Improvement - ASTR2011 (pdf)
  • Forensic_ALT_of_a_Thermoplastic_Polyurethane - ASTR2011 (pdf)
  • HALT vs ALT: When to Use Which Technique (pdf): PAPER (pdf)
  • HALT vs ALT: When to Use Which Technique (pdf): PRESENTATION (pdf)
  • How To Select The Right Accelerated Life Test Approach Paper - RAMS2012 (pdf)
  • How To Select The Right Accelerated Life Test Approach Presentation - RAMS2012 (pdf)
  • IEEE 1624 and Accelerated Testing - ASTR2012 - Les Warrington
  • LCD TV Accelerated Testing (pdf)
  • Reliability_Demonstration_-_Theory_and_Application_-_RAMS_Tutorial (pdf)
  • To ALT or Not to ALT (pdf)
  • Improving Product Reliability Using Accelerated Stress Testing (pdf)

Climatic Testing
  • Climatic Testing and How to Write a Good Test Plan (pdf)

Competitive Analysis
  • Competitive_Analysis_-_Paper (pdf)
    Competitive_Analysis_-_Presentation (pdf)

Design for Reliability
  • 50 Ways to Improve Product Reliability (pdf)
  • 6_Sigma_and_Reliability_Engineering_Integration_Webinar (pdf)
  • Another_Look_at_Today's_Reliability_Engineer (pdf)
  • Design_for_Reliability_in_Medical_Devices_-_Presentation (pdf)
  • Calculating ROI When Implementing a DFR Program (pdf )
  • Design for Reliability Overview at Hunter's OktoberTechFest (pdf)
  • DfR_Seminar_at_Wyle_Labs (pdf)
  • Effective Reliability Program Traits and Mgmt Paper for RAMS2011 (pdf)
  • Effective Reliability Program Traits and Mgmt Presentation for RAMS2011 (pdf)
  • Conference on Improving Product Life Cycle Costs in Today’s Global Manufacturing Environment - Ops A La Carte presentation on Using Design for Reliability (DfR) to reduce Product Life Cycle Costs (pdf)
  • How Reliable Is Your Product: First 3 Chptrs (pdf)
  • Introduction_to_RAM_Management_Presentation_for RAMS2011 (pdf)
  • Reliability_Book_Radio_Interview1 (mp3)
  • Reliability_Book_Radio_Interview2 (mp3)
  • Reliability Integration Across the Product Life Cycle (pdf)
  • What is DfR and What is Not DfR Presentation - ARS 2011 (pdf)
  • What is DfR and What is Not DfR Paper - RAMS 2012 (pdf)
  • What is DfR and What is Not DfR Presentation - RAMS 2012 (pdf)
  • Design for Robustness
  • Design for Robustness Webinar (pdf)
  • Robust Design and Reliability Engineering - ASTR2012 - Lou LaVallee

Design for Warranty
  • Design_for_Warranty_Cost_Reduction_-_Paper (pdf)
  • Design_for_Warranty_Cost_Reduction_-_Presentation (pdf)

Electronic Design Analysis
  • EDA Usage in Green Technology by Bryan Stallard (pdf)
  • Using EDA Throughout Product Lifecycle Part II: A Review of the Issues (pdf)
  • Using EDA Throughout Product Lifecycle Part I (pdf)
  • Using_EDA_throughout_Product_Life_Cycle_-_Paper (pdf)
  • Using_EDA_throughout_Product_Life_Cycle_-_Presentation (pdf)

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
  • Outsourcing Product Development to a Multidiscipline Team of Specialists - A Success Story (pdf)

Green/Clean Tech Reliability
  • EDA Usage in Green Technology by Bryan Stallard (pdf)
  • Green Agile Solutions by Dr. Cheemin Bo-Linn (pdf)
  • Green Reliability: Where Do We Start? (pdf)
  • Green_Reliability Paper for RAMS2011 (pdf)
  • Green Reliability Webinar for ASQ (pdf)
  • Green Reliability Webinar Intro by Mike Silverman (pdf)
  • Green_Reliability_Presentation for RAMS2011 (pdf)
  • Green Reliability Seminar - Austin, TX - June, 2010 (pdf)
  • New_Paradigms_for_Designing_Green_Products (pdf)
  • Reliability_Challenges_for_Solar_Photovoltaics_and_Opportunities_for_Semiconductors (pdf)
  • Reliability_in_the_Universe_of_Solar_Products_Webinar (pdf)

HALT and HASS
  • 10 Mistakes When Performing HALT and HALT Integration (pdf)
  • 40 Years of HALT, What Have We Learned - ASTR2012 - Mike Silverman
  • Application of HALT for Reliability Evaluation of Electronics Modules - ASTR2011 (pdf)
  • HALT and HASS for COTS Applications (pdf)
  • Electromechanical Device Design Methods for Reliability Improvement - ASTR2011 (pdf)
  • Finding Defects in Printed Circuit Boards (pdf)
  • HALT and HASS Experience at Centigram Corp (pdf)
  • HALT vs ALT: When to Use Which Technique (pdf): PAPER (pdf)
  • HALT vs ALT: When to Use Which Technique (pdf): PRESENTATION (pdf)
  • HASS Development Methodology (pdf)
  • HASS Profile Development and Maintenance (pdf)
  • How to Transition from HALT to HASS to HASA (pdf)
  • Improving Product Reliability using HALT - ASTR2012 - Arrowsmith&Randjelovic
  • Leading Indicators: A More Effective Method for Accelerated Life Testing (pdf)
  • Linking Leading Indicators with HALT and HASS (pdf)
  • New Techniques for More Effective ESS (pdf)
  • Pre-HALT Analysis Techniques (pdf)
  • Summary of HALT and HASS Results (pdf)
  • Thermal and Vibration Isolation Techniques during HALT (pdf)
  • Useful Synergies between Prognostics and HALT and HASS - Paper (pdf)
  • Useful Synergies between Prognostics and HALT and HASS - Presentation (pdf)
  • Useful Synergies between Prognostics and HALT&HASS - ASTR2011 (pdf)
  • Useful_Synergies_between_Prognostics_and_HALT_and_HASS_Webinar (pdf)
  • Using HALT as a Field Return Evaluation Tool - ASTR2012 - John Cooper
  • Using HALT for Developing Qualification Programs for Lead-Free Products (pdf)
  • What Is HALT and What Is Not HALT (pdf)
  • Electromechanical Device Design Methods for Reliability Improvement ASTR2011 (pdf)

HALT Calculator
  • A_Faster_Cheaper_Method_for_Determining_Product_MTBF_-_the_HALT_AFR_Calculator (pdf)
  • Field Failure Rate Estimate from HALT Results (pdf)
  • From_HALT_Results_to_an_Accurate_Field_MTBF_-_Paper (pdf)
  • From_HALT_Results_to_an_Accurate_Field_MTBF_-_Presentation (pdf)
  • From HALT Results To An Accurate Field MTBF Estimate - ARS2010 (pdf)
  • MTBF Prediction from HALT (pdf)
  • New_Fast_Method_for_Determining_Product_MTBF (pdf)

Lead-Free Reliability
  • Accelerated_Life_Testing_of_Lead_Free_CCAs (pdf)

Manufacturing Reliability
  • Establishing Effective ORT Requirements - RAMS2012 (pdf)
  • Finding Defects in Printed Circuit Boards (pdf)
  • HASS Development Methodology (pdf)
  • HASS Profile Development and Maintenance (pdf)
  • How to Transition from HALT to HASS to HASA (pdf)
  • New Techniques for More Effective ESS (pdf)

Mean Time Between Failure
  • Trapped by MTBF (pdf)

Mechanical Reliability
  • Integrating Simulation into a Reliability Program (pdf)
  • Tribology and Reliability Webinar (pdf)

Medical Reliability
  • Best Reliability Practices for Medical Devices Webinar (pdf)
  • Design_for_Reliability_in_Medical_Devices_-_Presentation (pdf)
  • Implantable_Medical_Device_DFR_SMPTech Forum (pdf)
  • Integrating_HALT_with_Medical_Product_Life_Cycle (pdf)
  • Medical Product Design and Validation (pdf)
  • Medical_Reliability_Testing_presentation at the Minnesota Reliability Consortium (MRC) (pdf)
  • Medical Reliability Testing - SMPTech
  • Medical_Risk-Based_Testing_with_IEC60601-1_3rd_Edition - Webinar (pdf)
  • Reliability Challenges in the Medical Industry - How Regulatory and Reliability Come Together (pdf)
  • Two_Medical_Device_Development_Tips (pdf)
  • When the Standard Doesn't Fit: How to test using a guidance vs. a standard (pdf)

Military Reliability
  • How_to_Develop_a_RoHS_Qualification_Test_Plan_for_Hi-Rel_Products - Presentation (pdf)
  • RoHS in a High Reliability Environment (pdf)

Obsolescence
  • Timely_Resolution_to_Parts_Obsolescence_-_Presentation (pdf)

Prognostics
  • Leading Indicators: A More Effective Method for Accelerated Life Testing (pdf)
  • Linking Leading Indicators with HALT and HASS (pdf)
  • Prognostics and HALT and HASS: How to Use the two Together - Paper - RAMS2011 (pdf)
  • Prognostics and HALT and HASS: How to Use the two Together
  • Synergies_between_Prognostics_and_HALT_and_HASS_Webinar (pdf)
  • Useful Synergies between Prognostics and HALT&HASS - ASTR2011 (pdf)
  • Using Prognostics and HALT and HASS Together Paper - PHM2011 (pdf)
  • Using Prognostics and HALT and HASS Together

Quality and Reliability
  • Conference on Improving Product Life Cycle Costs in Today’s Global Manufacturing Environment - Agilent presentation on Economic Diagnostics and Repair (pdf)
  • Conference on Improving Product Life Cycle Costs in Today’s Global Manufacturing Environment - Camstar presentation on their Quality Tool (pdf)
  • Conference on Improving Product Life Cycle Costs in Today’s Global Manufacturing Environment - Enterasys Presentation on Quality Data Management within Enterasys (pdf)
  • Conference on Improving Product Life Cycle Costs in Today’s Global Manufacturing Environment - Harmonic presentation on The Necessity of Real-Time Product Quality Visibility in an outsourced High Mix/Low Volume Manufacturing Operation (pdf)
  • Conference on Improving Product Life Cycle Costs in Today’s Global Manufacturing Environment - Ops A La Carte presentation on Using Design for Reliability (DfR) to reduce Product Life Cycle Costs (pdf)
  • How_to_Avoid_Being_the_Next_Toyota (pdf)
  • Managing Design Risk (pdf)
  • Outsourcing Product Development to a Multidiscipline Team of Specialists - A Success Story (pdf)
  • Profitability_thru_Business_Excellence PRG Webinar (pdf)
  • Quality Risks in Outsourcing (pdf)

Redundancy
  • End of Redundancy by Dr. Alan Wood (pdf)

Reliability Book
  • 50 Ways to Improve Product Reliability (pdf)
  • How Reliable Is Your Product: First 3 Chapters (pdf)
  • Reliability_Book_Radio_Interview1 (pdf)
  • Reliability_Book_Radio_Interview2 (pdf)

Reliability Management
  • Effective Reliability Program Traits and Mgmt Paper for RAMS2011 (pdf)
  • Effective Reliability Program Traits and Mgmt Presentation for RAMS2011 (pdf)
  • Introduction_to_RAM_Management_Presentation_for RAMS2011 (pdf)
  • Investment In Reliability Program Versus Return - How To Decide - RAMS2012 (pdf)
  • Managing Design Risks (pdf)
  • NPI Seven Best Practices (pdf)
  • Ounce of Prevention Strategy (OPS) (pdf)

Reliability Testing - General
  • Climatic Testing and How to Write a Good Test Plan (pdf)
  • Developing a Better Reliability Test Program (pdf)
  • Early Reliability Testing (pdf)
  • How_to_Design_a_Better_Reliability_Test_Program_-_Paper (pdf)
  • How_to_Design_a_Better_Reliability_Test_Program_-_Presentation (pdf)
  • Medical_Reliability_Testing_presentation at the Minnesota Reliability Consortium (MRC) (pdf)
  • Medical_Risk-Based_Testing_with_IEC60601-1_3rd_Edition - Webinar (pdf)
  • Reliability Challenges in the Medical Industry - How Regulatory and Reliability Come Together (pdf)

RoHS
  • How_to_Develop_a_RoHS_Qualification_Test_Plan_for_Commercial_Products_-_Paper (pdf)
  • How_to_Develop_a_RoHS_Qualification_Test_Plan_for_Commercial_Products_-_Presentation (pdf)
  • How_to_Develop_a_RoHS_Qualification_Test_Plan_for_Hi-Rel_Products - Presentation (pdf)
  • Risks during a Restriction on Hazardous Materials (RoHS) Transition (pdf)
  • RoHS in a High Reliability Environment (pdf)
  • Using HALT for Developing Qualification Programs for Lead-Free Products (pdf)

Root Cause Analysis
  • Failure Analysis Alternatives: A Look at Lot Acceptance Testing (pdf)
  • Forensic_ALT_of_a_Thermoplastic_Polyurethane - ASTR2011 (pdf)
  • Practical S/W Failure Analysis Techniques (pdf)
  • RCA Webinar by Ops A La Carte (pdf)
  • ZIF_Connector_Failure_Analysis (pdf)

Safety and Reliability
  • System_Safety_Engineering_Paper_for RAMS2011 (pdf)
  • System_Safety_Engineering_Presentation_for RAMS2011 (pdf)

Semiconductor Reliability
  • Reliability_Challenges_for_Solar_Photovoltaics_and_Opportunities_for_Semiconductors (pdf)
  • Grain Boundary Engineering in Interconnects (link)

Soft Errors
  • Acceleration Factors for Neutron Beam Soft Error Testing in Commercial and Avionic Environments (pdf)
  • DRAM Soft Errors White Paper (pdf)
  • Impact_and_Mitigation_of_DRAM_and_SRAM_Soft_Errors (pdf)
  • Soft_Errors_in_Modern_Memory_Technology (pdf)

Software Reliability
  • Software Reliability Slides (pdf)
  • Practical S/W Failure Analysis Techniques (pdf)
  • Software Reliability Seminar (pdf)
  • Software_Design_for_Reliability_-_Paper (pdf)
  • Software_Design_for_Reliability_-_Presentation (pdf)

Webinars
  • 6 Sigma (pdf)
  • Design for Reliability, Part 1, Overview (pdf)
  • Design for Reliability, Part 2, Calculating ROI from a DFR Program (pdf)
  • Design of Experiments (pdf)
  • Green Reliability (pdf)
  • HALT Calculator (pdf)
  • Lead Free Reliability (pdf)
  • Medical Reliability, Part 1 (overview) (pdf)
  • Medical Reliability, Part 2 (risk analysis tips) (pdf)
  • Medical Reliability, Part 3 (risk based testing) (pdf)
  • Ounce of Prevention Strategy (OPS) (pdf)
  • Prognostics (pdf)
  • Root Cause Analysis (pdf)
  • Robust Design (pdf)
  • Simulation (Mechanical Reliability) (pdf)
  • Soft Errors (pdf)
  • Software Reliability (pdf)
  • Solar Reliability (pdf)
  • Tribology (Mechanical Reliability) pdf)


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