by Charlie Slayman, Ops A La Carte
• What are soft errors and why are they important for memory applications?
• What are the various sources of soft errors?
• DRAM and SRAM soft error technology trends
• Mitigation Techniques
— Process and Materials
— Circuit Design
— Memory System Architecture
Vaishali Hegde, Philips Respironics & Dev Raheja, Patient Safety Systems/Ops A La Carte
This presentation covers:
• What is DfR?
• Need for DfR program in medical industry
• 5 successful Paradigms that have high ROI
• Paradigm 1 – Comprehensive Requirements
• Paradigm 2 – Critical failure is not an option
• Paradigm 3 – Reliability in terms of total cost
• Paradigm 4 – Design for Durability
• Paradigm 5 – Design for Prognostics
• assess the customer’s situation
• develop goals
• write program plan
• execute program plan
All focused on developing reliable products and improving customer satisfaction
• DfR Overiew/Introduction
• Using FMEA to Design a Better Reliability Test Program
• Lunch Break
• HALT vs. ALT – When to Use Which Technique?
• Reliability Femonstration Test (RFT)
• HALT vs. RDT – The HALT Calculator
• Wrap-up Questions
By Les Warrington & Mike Silverman, Ops A La Carte
• Background & evolution of reliability development strategies
• Benefits of bringing the influence of reliability forward
• Risk, Reliability impact and ROI (R3) Estimator as a key tool in early project influence.
Mike Silverman, Managing Partner Ops A La Carte
• Goal: quantitavtively define the reliability requirements for a product as well as the end-user environmental/usage conditions.
• Customer expectations and how to translate them into engineering metrics (e.g., survive 15 years life).
• Identify technology limitations (e.g., battery, optics, specific components, etc.) and the relevant validation strategies.