ACCELERATED LIFE TESTING AND ITS INTERACTION WITH QUALIFICATION TESTSAuthor: Ephraim Suhir
Company: University of Illinois
Date Published: 5/15/2002 Conference: Telecom Hardware Solutions
ALTs should play an important role in the evaluation, prediction and assurance of the reliability of microelectronics and optoelectronics devices and systems. In the majority of cases, ALTs should be conducted in addition to the qualification tests, which are required by the existing standards. There might be also situations, when ALTs can be (and, probably, should be) used as an effective substitution for such standards, or, at least, as the basis for the improvement of the existing qualification specifications. We describe different types (categories) of accelerated tests, with an emphasis on the role that ALTs should play in the development, design, qualification and manufacturing of microelectronics and photonics products.
We discuss the challenges associated with the implementation and use of the ALTs, potential pitfalls (primarily those associated with possible "shifts" in the mechanisms and modes of failure), and the interaction of the ALTs with other types of accelerated tests.
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