In this paper, we will explore the synergies between the technique Prognostics and the techniques HALT and HASS.
We will explore:
1) Using HALT to accelerate a prognostics experiment.
2) Using HALT to help choose the appropriate stress levels for a Prognostic type of ALT.
3) Using prognostics during Manufacturing Screening help prove a HASS profile does not wear out products.
4) Using prognostics as an effective method of ESS.
Prognostics is the science of being able to predict failures before they happen. HALT and HASS are progressive accelerated test methods to improve product reliability by expanding product margins. These methods are two of the most progressive reliability methods that exist today. These methods can be even more powerful when used together.