Standards and Regulations
Kirk and Fred discussing the role and relationship of meeting standards and making a reliable product.
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss how passing standard test requirements doesn’t mean you have made a reliable product.
- Standards are very critical to have useful interfaces such as IEEE 802.11 standard for Wi-fi so that we have easy interoperability between devices.
- Standards committees take years to complete them and many times they are technologically obsolete by the time they are finished. This is especially true with electronics technology.
- Standards have been driving safety improvements in cars with requiring air bags, back up cameras, and other systems as the new technologies come to market.
- Many of the safety standards for cars will not be necessary when we have 100% autonomous cars on the roadways.
- The market drives innovations and most safety systems in vehicles became available many years before the systems became required standards.
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.
Click on this link to access the article from the US ARMY and CALCE titled “Reliability Prediction – A 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.
DON MACARTHUR says
I agree that too many companies rely on compliance standards to “shwo” their products are robust, not having performed FMEA, HALT or any other reliability, test to failure test.