Do we have to follow the HALT test plan?
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss the need during HALT to first have a test plan, and how to get the most out of the HALT process for development of reliability when new weaknesses may be discovered. A key strategy in HALT is to be adaptive to the product and what is discovered, as HALT is not a test to “pass” as is done with most testing.
- HALT is a discovery process, not a pass/fail test, and therefore should be adapted to the product and the built-in limitations such as thermal protection.
- How following a HALT plan means taking to the limit, either the operational limit or destruct limit, to get the most significant data.
- HALT does not require pushing the product sample to catastrophic (destruct) failure, as the next failure mechanisms can be irrelevant to field reliability.
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