Forum: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers
Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and AnswersTopic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum (email@example.com )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998
Original Message:Posted by: Johnson Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Date posted: Wed Dec 12 1:50:25 US/Eastern 2001
Subject: Reliability Prediction for New Components
A certain type of optical module is used in our circuit board. Its failure rate data is derived from either Bellcore or field statistic. For some reasons, we use a new type of optical module in the new product. The new component is made by a different new technical, or a different manufacturing process, or even only manufactured by a different product line. Can the failure rate of the old component be used in the new component? Or how to get the new component's failrue rate?