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14th Asian Test Symposium (ATS'05) (2005)
Calcutta, India
Dec. 18, 2005 to Dec. 21, 2005
ISSN: 1081-7735
ISBN: 0-7695-2481-8
pp: 472
Fairuz Zakaria , Freescale Semiconductor, Selangor, Malaysia
Zainal Abu Kassim , Freescale Semiconductor, Selangor, Malaysia
Melanie Po-Leen Ooi , Monash University Malaysia
Serge Demidenko , Monash University Malaysia
Burn-in and stress testing are becoming increasingly important, a sine qua non in the electronics industry as customers become increasingly sensitive to failures occurring in the useful life of a product or system. Burn-in subjects the product to expected field extremes by exposing the product to accelerated temperature and voltages stress to screen infant mortalities (latent failures). In the past, burn in duration studies use constant failure rate statistics to model the classical bathtub curve describing early-life failure behavior of the product throughout its operating lifetime. Thus, FIT (Failure in Time) rate calculations were greatly inflated by including failures occurring long after the time of interest. This manifests in a requirement for a very low failure rate after the conservative burn-in stresses causes the need to sample larger number of units in order to differentiate between the passing and failing criteria. Furthermore, it makes the Burn-In study more complicated and reduces the chance of success.

Z. A. Kassim, S. Demidenko, F. Zakaria and M. P. Ooi, "Shortening Burn-In Test: Application of a Novel Approach in optimizing Burn-In Time using Weibull Statistical Analysis with HVST," 14th Asian Test Symposium (ATS'05)(ATS), Calcutta, India, 2005, pp. 472.
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