Dealing with Changing Requirements
Kirk and Fred discussing the dynamics of changing a design during the development process. The longer it takes to develop a new product the longer it allows the competitors to introduce new features and functions, which may have more market appeal than your products features right as your finishing development.
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss adding and changing features and how it affects the reliability in the long term.
- Getting a product with new features to the market is a big factor in making a new market required feature for competitors, such as making smartphones more water resistant forces other smartphone makers to do the same.
- Rapid development component technology also makes adding new features, such as electronic cameras once relatively expensive becoming a chip so inexpensive it can be added to many lower costs products.
- Thermal HALT of high speed digital systems is especially beneficial in signal propagation issues and soft failures, as conductivity is inversely proportional to temperature in most materials. High temperature slows and low temperature speeds up electrical signals.
Enjoy an episode of Speaking of Reliability. Where you can join friends as they discuss reliability topics. Join us as we discuss topics ranging from design for reliability techniques to field data analysis approaches.
Please click on this link to access a relatively new analysis of traditional reliability prediction methods article from the US ARMY and CALCE titled “Reliability Prediction – Continued Reliance on a Misleading Approach”
For more information on the newest discovery testing methodology here is a link to the book “Next Generation HALT and HASS: Robust design of Electronics and Systems” written by Kirk Gray and John Paschkewitz.