Monthly Archives: February 2016

April 6, 2016

Date(s): Tentatively one session per week starting April 6, 2016, through Jun 1, 2016; ASQ CRE Exam is scheduled for Jun 4, 2016
Time: 3:00pm-7:00pm Pacific time
Instructor: Greg Swartz and Pat McMahon
Length: 9 sessions
Cost: $900. We offer 25% discount for unemployed or for students not getting reimbursed.
Location: Via webinar

Becoming certified as a Quality Engineer (CQE) can be valuable to your employer and your career. We have been offering this Exam Preparation Course for 15 years. Students have found it very valuable in preparing for the exam. Even if you are not planning on taking the exam but need a good, in-depth course in Quality Engineering, this can benefit you substantially.

To Register and for more info, please call 408.654.0499, x203

We look forward to seeing you at all of our events!

Jay and all the Ops Staff

March 17, 2016

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM – 45:00 PM (Breakfast & Lunch are provided)
Location: Juniper Networks (1194 North Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale 94089. Building 1, Tuolumne Room)
Attendance: Registration is Free!! Attend on-site or Remote via WebEx

Join us on Thursday, March 17, 2016 for a day of learning, innovation and networking at the 5th Annual IEEE International Reliability Innovations Conference. The conference serves as a leading platform for engineering professionals to share innovative concepts, design, methodologies, tools and applications to address challenges in reliability. Engage in technical sessions, workshops, seminars and panel sessions on the latest advancement and network with like-minded professionals from all over the world.

The conference is brought to you by Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks and OPS Ala carte in collaboration with the IEEE Reliability Society (SCV Chapters), along with our prominent sponsors.

We look forward to seeing you at all of our events!

Jay and all the Ops Staff

March 9, 2016

Host: Ops A La Carte
Speaker: John Cooper, Senior Reliability Engineer
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific Time
Register:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8806845518889777665

Many of us are involved in HALT testing; sometimes we wonder if we are doing it correctly or why it is done a certain way. Some of us may not understand it and would like a basic review.

This webinar will include an introduction to HALT, an understanding of what it will do, and what it will not do, and how to plan for it. We will explore fixturing, setup, functional verification, and the actual running of the test. We will discuss the real value of HALT.

Advanced topics will be touched on such as pitfalls of HALT, how it can be misunderstood, and some case studies.

Tune in to this webinar for a refresher; invite your associates, such as design engineers or project managers, who would appreciate understanding HALT and might have questions.

To Register and for more info, please call 408.654.0499, x203

We look forward to seeing you at all of our events!

Jay and all the Ops Staff

FREE WEBINAR – February 10, 2016

Host: Ops A La Carte
Speaker: James McLinn, Senior Reliability Engineer
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific Time
Register: gotowebinar.com

Selecting a set of stresses for accelerated life testing can be a challenge for some accelerated life tests. Determining the best set of stresses is only the start of the reliability challenge. Should one employ a combination of temperature and vibration, temperature and humidity, mechanical stress and temperature, corrosive materials and temperature, temperature cycles and vibration or some other stress combination? If one important goal of the ALT is to simulate the customer environment and thereby extrapolate the test results to the field, then selecting the best combination of stresses is important.

Not all customers have the same set of conditions in the field. Many customers experience more than two operating stresses in the field. It may be that four or more stresses may be present. Thus, selecting only two stresses will represent a compromise to field simulation. Add high levels of acceleration in each selected stress and complications arise. There may also be issues with non-linear behavior appearing in the test results.

This webinar will present approaches to selecting the best set of two stresses, showing ways to limit the test conditions and then handling some of the data analysis issues resulting from any non-linear test results. All of these considerations are important to achieving successful ALT results and then extrapolating these to the field.