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- Version IEC 62380 - Electronic Reliability Prediction



The IEC 62380 module supports reliability prediction methods based on the latest European Reliability Prediction Standard. Originally, a French Standard published by the Union Technique de L'Electricite (UTE, July 2000 - RDF). The standard has evolved and become the European Standard for Reliability Prediction (IEC 62380). Its unique approach and methodology has gained worldwide recognition. IEC 62380 is a significant step forward in reliability prediction when compared to older reliability standards.

The IEC 62380 module provides models for reliability prediction of electronic components, optical cards, printed circuit boards and equipments, which takes directly into account the influence of the environment. Environment factors are no longer used as they are replaced by mission profile/ thermal cycling undergone by the equipment. These models can handle permanent working, on/off cycles and dormant applications. Failures related to component soldering are included in the component failure rate.

This technical report provides elements to calculate failure rate of mounted electronic components. It makes equipment reliability optimization studies easier to carry out, thanks to the introduction of influence factors.

  • Powerful and user friendly IEC 62380 standard reliability prediction software
  • Linked block facility reduces repetitive data entry
  • Redundancy modeling including hot standby
  • Multi systems within the same project
  • Extensive component libraries to reduce entry time
  • Multi document interface allows easy transfer of data
  • Powerful charting facilities

ITEM ToolKit contains five modules for performing reliability prediction (MTBF) analysis. These modules conform to MIL-HDBK-217 F Notice 2, Telcordia (Bellcore) TR-332 and SR-332, IEC 62380 (RDF 2000), China 299B GJB/z 299B (electronics) and NSWC 06 (mechanical) and share many common features and capabilities.

Each reliability prediction module is designed to analyse and calculate component, sub system and system failure rates, including Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF), in accordance with the appropriate standard. After the analysis is complete, ITEM ToolKit's integrated environment comes into its own with powerful conversion facilities for transferring data to other modules of the program. For example, transfer your MIL-217 project data to FMECA or your Telcordia project to RBD. These powerful facilities transfer as much of the available information as possible, saving you valuable time and effort.

ITEM ToolKit's Multi Document Interface allows several projects or libraries to open at the same time. This valuable feature comes in especially handy when it is necessary to transfer data from one project (or library) to another.

Users can construct hierarchical breakdowns of systems with no restrictions on block numbers or levels of indenture. As new sub blocks and components are added, ITEM ToolKit automatically recalculates all dependent failure rates to take account of new information.

Powerful global editing facilities are available for performing 'what if' evaluations. These facilities enable you to experiment with temperature, environmental and stress settings and see how your system performance will vary.

  • Electronic Reliability Prediction Software
  • xEuropean Commercial Telecom Standard
  • One of Twelve ITEM ToolKit Modules
  • Extensive Reporting and Charting Facilities

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