Accelerated Testing Articles

Intermittent Failures – User’s and Failure Analysist’s Nightmare

A few years ago, we were buying a new mobile router for my family. After the purchase, we quite soon realised that the router had some reliability problems, and it stopped working properly, when we had used it only for a very short time. The router worked okay after...

Comparison between mixed flowing gas and flowers of sulphur corrosion testing

Corrosion is a major cause for failures in electronics and its importance is increasing. Therefore, corrosion testing is also getting more and more attention these days. Choosing the most suitable test method is, however, complicated because corrosion processes are...

Which factors affect the reliability of a product?

Several factors affect the reliability of a product or the reasons for its failures searched. In this post we go through some of these factors. 1. Poor design Sometimes the cause for failure may be due to poor design. The error may have occurred for example due to too...

Critical parameters of thermal cycling testing

Thermal cycling testing is a very widely used especially in electronics. It exposes devices and components to fluctuating temperature, which causes fatigue in the components and especially in their interconnections. For example, cracking due to fatigue is one of the...
Overstress vs wear

Overstress vs wear

Failures are caused by various factors. If we forget early failures, a failure can be caused by a overstress or wear. These two...

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