Automotive Mission Profiles Webinar
Automakers must design vehicles to thrive in a broad spectrum of environments, from snowy tundras to scorching deserts. And unlike most consumer applications where the expected lifespan can be months, automotive electronics are often expected to last 15 years or more.
When specifying a vehicle component, it’s common for OEMs and their suppliers to develop an Automotive Mission Profile, essentially a summary all of the expected environmental and functional conditions that the component will face during its service life. Mission profiles might include details such as expected load conditions, operating times spent at different ambient temperatures, degrees of relative humidity, and more.
Meanwhile, integrated circuits (or ICs) used for vehicle components are usually qualified based on the Automotive Electronics Council’s AEC-Q100 standard, which defines a range of different grades largely based on the ambient temperature range.
But how exactly do the two relate? And how does today’s automotive electronics engineer determine whether a given IC meets their mission profile?
In this webinar, MPS’s European Customer Quality expert, Thomas Eikenberg, shares his insight into how automotive customers can better understand how their mission profiles connect to the various reliability tests that are applied to each automotive-grade component during its qualification. This webinar will touch upon frequently asked questions, such as:
1. What types of stresses might a component see during its lifetime?
2. Who is responsible for determining the reliability capability of chosen ICs in a given design?
3. How do I apply the reliability testing “acceleration model” to confirm that a given IC has been tested up to and beyond my mission profile?
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