IEC 62380 Electronic Reliability Prediction
This is an international standard 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. Its unique approach and methodology has gained worldwide recognition. IEC 62380 is considered (in some industry sectors) to be a significant step forward in reliability prediction when compared to older reliability standards.
The standard 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. As this standard becomes more widely used, it is anticipated that it could become the international successor to the US Military standard MIL-HDBK-217.
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