About Us

Our company was founded on the premise that to succeed is to be truly customer service based. We go the extra mile to make our valued customers happy. First time customers become customers for life. We don’t over promise or over sell. We deliver when we say we will. As an agile owner operated company we are not just going through the motions or hampered by corporate limitations. In the end, our reputation and success is measured by our ability to help our customers meet their goals – on time and within budget.

Why Reliant Labs?

Testing = Solutions: Knowledge, experience and trust are hallmarks of Reliant Labs. As much as 50% of reliability testing is elective – companies new to HALT and HASS must be assured of results to justify making the investment in…

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What Makes Us Stand Out?

• Reliant Labs is the biggest HALT lab in the world.

• Superior technical skills and guidance. Our customers are secure in the knowledge that tests are set up and executed properly whether attended or run…

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Our Values

Knowledge, experience, commitment and trust – reflect the energy, integrity, personal work ethic and dedication to excellence and advancement of knowledge in our field that ultimately provides the foundation for guaranteeing…

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World Class Test Reports

Reliant Labs’ reputation for accuracy, integrity and thoroughness in executing and delivering test results is unparalleled. Reliant Labs’ well organized and comprehensive test reports, often running to 30 pages, have set the standard in…

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Services

We work with you to devise the most effective reliability program.

 

The earlier you get us involved, the better. Invite us in at the planning and product design stage and we will share insights and best practices. As consultative partners, we can develop an effective program designed to fit your specific needs.

HALT Testing

HASS & NTF Testing

Temperature & Humidity Testing

RDT Testing

Power Supply Testing

IR Thermal Characterization

MTBF Reliability Predictions

HALT & HASS Fixturing

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Since its inception in 2002, Reliant Labs has made significant investment in state of the art testing equipment at its laboratory facility in Sunnyvale, California. With more HALT labs than any other service company in the world, Reliant Labs offers unparalleled scheduling flexibility – most tests can be completed within 7-10 days of the initial quote.

 

Reliability tests can number into the thousands. Another benefit of working with Reliant Labs is our extensive resource network. In addition to our resident engineers and laboratory facilities, our strong relationships with outside partners combine to provide the expertise and resources necessary to fulfill all our customers’ reliability program requirements.

Lab Equipment

In addition to state of the art HALT, HASS and environmental testing equipment, Reliant Labs maintains a large inventory of supporting equipment. While other laboratories expect their customers to supply everything, Reliant Labs anticipates equipment needs for all aspects of the testing process. From HALT chambers to the smallest fuse, Reliant Labs will either supply or obtain the necessary parts to keep our customers’ tests moving.

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HALT Chamber

Typhoon 4.0
Quantity: 3

 

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HALT Chamber

Typhoon 3.0
Quantity: 1

 

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HALT Chamber

OVS 2.5
Quantity: 4

 

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Temperature/Humidity Chamber

Espec EPX-3H
Quantity: 2

 

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Temperature/Humidity Chamber

Espec ESX-3CA
Quantity: 1

 

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Temperature/Humidity Chamber

Various Models
Quantity: Variable

 

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Power Supplies

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Vibration Measurement

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General Equipment

Our Clients

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Abbott
Adlink
Actiontec Electronics
Agilent Technologies
Allied Telesyn
Alloptic
AMO WaveFront Sciences
Arista Networks
Aruba Networks
Avocent
BAE Systems
Bio-Rad Laboratories
Broadcom
Carl Zeiss Meditec
Cisco Systems
Cogenra Solar
Coherent
Comcast
Cooper Crouse-Hinds
CPI Satcom
Daktronics
Dehphi
Delta Products
Dolby Laboratories
Eaton

Enphase Energy
Ericsson
Extreme Networks
F5 Networks
FireEye
Flextronics
General Electric
Harmonic
Hitachi
Honeywell
Hospira
HP
Hunter Fan
Impinj
Infinera
Intel
JDSU
Juniper Networks
Kawasaki Robotics USA
KLA-Tencor
Lam Research
Linear Technology
Lockheed Martin
Medtronic
Microsoft

Motorola Mobility
National Semiconductor
Netgear
Netscout
Newport
Nokia
Novariant
OCZ Storage Solutions
Omron
Paramit Corporation
Parker Aerospace
Petroleum Analyzer
Plexus Manufacturing
Pratt & Whitney
Rapiscan Systems
RGB Networks
Rockwell Collins
S&C Electric
Samsung
Sandia National Laboratories
Sandisk Corporation
Sierra Nevada
Silver Spring Networks
Smith & Nephew
Solar Semiconductor

SolFocus
Spectra-Physics
SpiderCloud Wireless
Square
Stryker Endoscopy
Sun Microsystems
Sundance Spas
SunEdison
SunPower
Supermicro
TDK-Lambda Americas
Tecan Systems
Tesla Motors
Thales
Trimble Navigation
Tyco
Violin Memory
Virtual Instruments
Volcano Corporation
XP
Zeltiq
Znyx Networks

Resources

Knowledge is power.

Web Links

Journals

Professional Organizations

Literature

Improving_Product_Reliability-e1465921934571

Link to Purchase:

http://www.wiley.com

Improving Product Reliability: Strategies and Implementation

Mark Levin, Ted Kalal

 

If product reliability is falling short of customer expectations and warranty costs are out of control then changes are needed to the reliability process. Practical and easy to understand, Improving Product Reliability offers invaluable advice to designers, engineers, managers and CEOs who wish to develop better products but are unsure of what to do and how to go about it. This book presents a time-tested reliability process which has been refined over the years and can be readily transferable to any organization.

 

Incorporating the whole product development and product life cycle process, this book:
• Explains why product reliability is a requirement for competing in the 21st century.
• Covers reliability concepts and how to develop a practical reliability toolbox for your business.
• Addresses why businesses are unsuccessful at improving product reliability and a strategy for implementation based on company size.
• Describes a three step process for successful implementation of a reliability program.
• Provides guidance in selecting and hiring: consultants, reliability engineers and establishing a reliability lab.
• Presents tutorials to promote a deeper understanding of the more complex concepts.

 

This book can be understood and applied by designers, engineers, business managers, consultants and product development teams who must develop reliable products. Anyone involved in this work will appreciate the time-saving, cost-effective, and result oriented techniques described.

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Link to Purchase:

http://www.amazon.com

Accelerated Reliability Engineering: HALT and HASS

Gregg K. Hobbs

 

Accelerated reliability engineering is becoming a popular industry alternative to on-going product quality testing. Highly Accelerated Life Tests (HALT) and Highly Accelerated Stress Screens (HASS) are intensive methods which use stresses higher than the field environments to expose and then improve design and process weaknesses. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the methods and philosophy behind HALT and HASS.

 

Features:
• Coverage of the physics of failure and useful testing equipment enabling those new to the area to grasp the concepts behind HALT and HASS.
• Overview of the HALT technique demonstrating how to find design and process defects quickly using accelerated stress methodology during the design phase of the project.
• Examination of detection screens and modulated excitation used to detect flaws exposed in HALT.
• Description of how to set up a HASS profile and how to minimize costs whilst retaining efficiency.
• Applications of HALT and HASS and analysis of common mistakes highlighting the pitfalls to avoid when implementing the methods.

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Link to Purchase: 

http://www.wiley.com

Practical Reliability Engineering

Patrick O’Connor

 

With emphasis on practical aspects of engineering, this bestseller has gained worldwide recognition through progressive editions as the essential reliability textbook. This fifth edition retains the unique balanced mixture of reliability theory and applications, thoroughly updated with the latest industry best practices.

 

Practical Reliability Engineering fulfils the requirements of the Certified Reliability Engineer curriculum of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Each chapter is supported by practice questions, and a solutions manual is available to course tutors via the companion website.

 

Enhanced coverage of mathematics of reliability, physics of failure, graphical and software methods of failure data analysis, reliability prediction and modelling, design for reliability and safety as well as management and economics of reliability programmes ensures continued relevance to all quality assurance and reliability courses.

 

The fifth edition will appeal to a wide range of readers from college students to seasoned engineering professionals involved in the design, development, manufacture and maintenance of reliable engineering products and systems.

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Link to Purchase:

http://www.amazon.com

World Class Reliability: Using Multiple Environment Overstress Tests to Make it Happen

Keki R. Bhote, Adi K. Bhote

 

Product excellence is no longer enough to sustain market dominance. Manufacturers in every industry have long known that there is simply no competitive advantage in mediocre offerings, so these days every assembly line is a model of consistency and a guarantor of well crafted products.

 

But what happens after your product goes out the door? Does its quality last? Is reliability built in, and can the product withstand years of use, misuse, abuse, and torturous conditions?

 

World Class Reliability gives you a proven methodology for replicating a lifetime of wear and tear in a tiny fraction of the time, under completely controlled conditions. This authoritative guide to best reliability practices shows you how to upgrade or replace your current reliability program with a comprehensive testing program known as Multiple Environment Overstress Testing, or MEOST.

Random Vibration & Shock Testing

Wayne Tustin

 

This minimal-mathematics minimal-theory text emphasizes test and measurement hardware and practice. Based in part upon Tustin’s lecture notes, it includes new material on digital techniques for spectrum analysis and for digital control of shakers for random, sine and shock testing.

 

The principle focus is on random vibration and MIL-STD-810F. The author shows the need for measurements and describes the most-used instruments for quantizing displacement, velocity, acceleration and force. He discusses instrument selection, usage and calibration. Most effective readouts, including spectrum analysis, are considered. He clarifies such electronic terminology as decibels and spectral density. To provide perspective, he briefly discusses relatively obsolete sinusoidal measurements and testing, also such peripheral subjects as torsional vibration, seismic simulation, acoustic (intense noise) as well as shock measurement and testing.

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Get a Quote: Speed and Flexibility – Rapid response times for quote requests average 1-2 days. Reliant Labs prides itself on responsiveness and timeliness in handling all customer requests. Reliant Labs’ extensive laboratory capacity allows for scheduling flexibility. Testing and results are typically delivered within 7-10 days of generating the initial quote.

Map and Driving Directions

From San Jose Airport:

  • Exit airport turning left (north-east) on Guadalupe Pkwy (SR87)
  • Take Guadalupe Pkwy for 0.4 miles to Hwy 101 North
  • Take Hwy 101 North for 4.5 miles to Lawrence Expwy exit
  • Turn left on Lawrence Expwy  – go 1.0 mile
  • Turn right on E. Arques Avenue – go 0.6 miles
  • Turn right on Deguigne Drive – go 0.1 miles
  • Turn left on Thompson Place
  • Reliant Labs is on the right side at 925 Thompson Place

From San Francisco Airport:

  • Exit airport onto Hwy 101 South towards San Jose
  • Take Hwy 101 South 27 miles to Lawrence Expwy exit
  • Turn right on Lawrence Expwy – go 1.0 mile
  • Turn right on E. Arques Avenue – go 0.6 miles
  • Turn right on Deguigne Drive – go 0.1 miles
  • Turn left on Thompson Place
  • Reliant Labs is on the right side at 925 Thompson Place

Why Reliant Labs?

  • Testing = Solutions: Knowledge, experience and trust are hallmarks of Reliant Labs. As much as 50% of reliability testing is elective – companies new to HALT and HASS must be assured of results to justify making the investment in reliability assessment. Reliant Labs is dedicated to quickly and effectively determining your products’ operating margins and to develop and implement solutions that provide measurable results.

    We give you what you need, and only what you need: Reliant Labs engineers will visit your facility and review your products and manufacturing processes during the design phase in order to devise test parameters. We perform only tests that are necessary and can often narrow down the tests required – keeping costs in check – based on our extensive database of test results and analyses. We will never recommend or over sell you tests you don’t need. Our testing methods quickly expose latent defects during both the design and manufacturing processes.

  • What Makes Us Stand Out?

    • Reliant Labs is the biggest HALT lab in the world.
    • Superior technical skills and guidance. Our customers are secure in the knowledge that tests are set up and executed properly whether attended or run independently.
    • Unmatched flexibility. We can start and move quickly at your schedule.
    • Contacts and resources available – power supply consultant and mechanical engineers for product fixturing on site with fast turnaround time.
    • Timeliness. Quotes are returned in 36 hours or less; tests scheduled within a week and test results typically delivered in 3 days.
    • Reliant Labs will conduct a thorough test and will not take shortcuts or cut corners.
    • Responsiveness. Last minute requests, nights and weekends are taken in stride.
    • Preparation. In addition to extensive laboratory testing equipment, Reliant Labs has also made significant investment in peripheral equipment. We make every attempt to prevent test delays because of a missing connector, cable or screw.
  • Our Values

  • Knowledge, experience, commitment and trust – reflect the energy, integrity, personal work ethic and dedication to excellence and advancement of knowledge in our field that ultimately provides the foundation for guaranteeing the service our customers require and deserve.

    Reliant Labs’ Commitment to You
    Customer service is the key to success – yours and ours. Reliant Labs is owner operated which allows us to commit an unmatched level of responsiveness, flexibility and added value to every test we perform. Operating among larger more diversified competitors, Reliant Labs’ niche is to leverage our investment in technology and reliability expertise with the attention to detail and customer support that a smaller, nimbler company can deliver.

  • World Class Test Reports

  • Reliant Labs’ reputation for accuracy, integrity and thoroughness in executing and delivering test results is unparalleled. Reliant Labs’ well organized and comprehensive test reports, often running to 30 pages, have set the standard in the industry.  We are committed to intellectual and scientific integrity…test results are repeatable.

    Most Comprehensive Test Reports
    Reliant Labs provides high quality environmental testing and reliability services; a true alternative to traditional design qualification. As one of the largest and busiest HALT labs in the world, Reliant Labs quickly and accurately delivers knowledge resources, practical experience and confidentiality along with the most comprehensive test reports in the industry.

  • Services

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    Leverage our years of experience and extensive database of accumulated knowledge in helping a wide range of companies develop their products and ultimately improve their bottom lines. Industries served include:

    • Networking & Telecommunications
    • Power Supplies
    • Military
    • Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment
    • Aerospace
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Computers & Peripherals
    • Healthcare
    • Automotive Electronics & Subsystems
    • Appliances

     

    Reliant Labs helps customers:

    1. Evaluate product design and manufacturing processes
    2. Make products last longer
    3. Ensure their customers’ satisfaction

     

    Our location in Silicon Valley places us in the middle of the best market in the world. As one of the busiest reliability testing facilities, we run more HALT tests than any other lab. Many of our customers elect to send us their products – relying on our technical knowledge and experience to design, troubleshoot and conduct tests independently. By delegating much of the testing development and execution to us, the benefits are even greater.

     

    Delivering Reliability
    Improving product reliability, design and manufacturing processes is key to driving down costs and meeting your reliability program goals.  Reliant Labs offers the biggest HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing) lab in the world along with HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screen Development), NTF (No Trouble Found) Verification, temperature and humidity testing, Power Supply HALT, HASS and comparison testing and Root Cause Failure analysis services.

     

    We Know What Works
    Customers come to us because they have heard that HALT and HASS testing will improve their products.  Reliant Labs’ experience and testing acuity helps our customers balance the rush to bring products to market with the need to thoroughly evaluate product reliability in order to prevent recalls or potential problems in the field. Warranty costs are reduced and customer satisfaction assured. We know what works and what will fail and can help you determine what tests are necessary based on your goals and specifications.
  • QualMark Typhoon 4.0

  • typhoon-40_3Specifications

    WORK SPACE54″W x 54″D x 53″H
    TEMPERATURE RANGE-100°C to +200°C
    TABLE SIZE48” x 48”
    ACCELERATION5 – 75 gRMS (Bare Table)
    TABLE CAPACITY600 lbs (272kg)
    THERMAL RAMP RATE60°C/min average

     

    This system is designed specifically for the task of performing Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS) and HALT on large products. The 48” x 48” vibration table is capable of supporting hundreds of pounds of products and fixturing, and delivers more energy in the lower frequency ranges necessary to stimulate failures in these large products.

  • QualMark Typhoon 3.0

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    Specifications

    WORK SPACE44″W x 45″D x 35″H
    TEMPERATURE RANGE-100°C to +200°C
    TABLE SIZE36” x 36”
    ACCELERATION5 – 70 gRMS (Bare Table)
    TABLE CAPACITY450 lbs
    THERMAL RAMP RATE60°C/min average

     

    The Typhoon 3.0 is the most popular chamber in the AST industry and is specifically designed to help the customer who is performing low volume HASS and needs a chamber with a 36” x 36” vibration table. It is also ideal for performing HALT on mid-sized and larger products.

     

  • QualMark OVS 2.5

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    Specifications

    WORK SPACE36″W x 36″D x 36″H
    TEMPERATURE RANGE-100°C to +200°C
    TABLE SIZE30” x 30”
    ACCELERATION5 – 50 gRMS (Bare Table)
    TABLE CAPACITY150 lbs
    THERMAL RAMP RATE60°C/min average

     

    The OVS 2.5 is the most popular chamber in the Accelerated Stress Test (AST) Industry. Its 30” x 30” vibration table size is optimal for Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) applications as well as many Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS) applications. The OVS 2.5 was Qualmark’s first chamber to have the xLF vibration technology which enables a more rapid stimulation of design and production failures. The 2.5 continues to deliver superior results even while manufacturing technology advances in product robustness.

  • Espec EPX-3H

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    Specifications

    WORK SPACE23″W x 32″D x 33″H
    TEMPERATURE RANGE-70°C to +190°C
    RELATIVE HUMIDITY10% to 98%
    THERMAL RAMP RATE3°C/min average

     

    Features:

    • Stainless steel interior
    • Viewing window with full-pane heaters to help keep condensation and frost clear. Provides great visibility into the chamber.
    • Chamber light built into the window for easy viewing without glare
    • One 4″ diameter cable port, centered in the left wall
    • Two stainless steel shelves with adjustable support rails (not clips)
    • Independent “Product Temp. Protector” with user-set limits, part of a three-tier safety system
  • Espec ESX-3CA

  • Espec_EPX-3H

    Specifications

    WORK SPACE23″W x 32″D x 33″H
    TEMPERATURE RANGE-70°C to +190°C
    RELATIVE HUMIDITY10% to 98%
    THERMAL RAMP RATE3°C/min average

     

     

    The Espec ESX-3CA Temperature and Humidity Chamber is a great choice for basic temperature or temperature/humidity testing, either steady-state or cycling conditions.

     

    Features:

    • Stainless steel exterior
    • Custom-molded thermal breaks for thermal integrity
    • Standard features: clear-view window, cable port, adjustable shelf
  • Other Chambers

  • Temperature Humidity Chambers

    Cincinnati Sub-Zero CSZ-Z32

    WORK SPACE38″W x 38″D x 38″H
    TEMPERATURE RANGE-45°C to +190°C
    RELATIVE HUMIDITY10% to 95%
    THERMAL RAMP RATE3°C/min average

     

    Cincinnati Sub-Zero CSZ-Z8Plus

    WORK SPACE24″W x 24″D x 24″H
    TEMPERATURE RANGE-45°C to +190°C
    RELATIVE HUMIDITY10% to 95%
    THERMAL RAMP RATE3°C/min average

     

    Thermal Shock Chambers

    TC9

    WORK SPACE42″W x 41″D x 66″H
    TEMPERATURE RANGE-100°C to +200°C
    THERMAL RAMP RATE60°C/min average

     

    TC4

    WORK SPACE26″W x 30″D x 44″H
    TEMPERATURE RANGE-100°C to +200°C
    THERMAL RAMP RATE60°C/min average

     

    Elevated Temperature Chambers

    Walk-In

    WORK SPACE88″W x 39″D x 120″H
    TEMPERATURE RANGE+25°C to +85°C
    THERMAL RAMP RATE1°C/min average

     

  • Power Supplies

  • DescriptionManufacturerModel NumberQuantity
    AC Programmable Power SourceChroma – 9kVA65901
    AC Power Source Heath – 1kVA110-E1
    AC Power Source 3Φ Heath – 1.5kVA315-VR1
    DC Programmable Power SourceXantrex – 12kWXDC100-120 100V / 120 A3
    DC Power Supply (300A)XantrexXRF-7.5V-300A2
    DC Bench Power SupplyProtek3040T4
    DC Electronic Load – 1 ChannelChroma – 2.6kW632012
    DC Electronic Load – 1 ChannelHP – 300 W3-60V / 0-60A1
    DC Electronic Load – 1 ChannelArray – 300W0-360V / 0-30A1
    DC Electronic Load – 4 ChannelHC Power – 2.5kWL2514-1151
    AC/DC Current ProbeTektronixA6221
    Current ProbeTektronixA63031
    Current Probe AmplifierTektronixAM5031
    Power Harmonics AnalyzerFluke41B1
    Power ModuleTektronixTM5031
    Microvolt DMMKeithley1971
  • Vibration Measurement

  • DescriptionManufacturerModel NumberQuantity
    Spectrum Analyzer – 6 ChannelNational InstrumentsPCI-6023E2
    Accelerometer – Single Axis Product ResponsePCB352A2112
    Accelerometer – Triaxial Product ResponsePCB356A031
    Vibration Meter CalibratorDytran4151M131
  • General Equipment

  • DescriptionManufacturerModel NumberQuantity
    Data Logger – 60 ChannelAgilent34970A5
    20 Chanel Multiplexer for Data LoggerAgilent34901A10
    Multifunction Module for Data LoggerAgilent34907A6
    Handheld Multi-MeterFluke77 Series2
    I.R. Thermal Imaging CameraFlirA35sc1
    Phaser-Strobe LightNova-StrobePbx1
    Lab Computers for Customer UseDellXP/Vista/76
    Handheld Temperature meterFluke52 II1
    Oscilloscope 4 Channel 200Mhz / 2 GSa/sAgilent / KeysightDSOX2024A1
    Thermocouple CalibratorOmegaCL23A1
    Torque DriverStandard Pneumatic47301
    Torque WrenchProtoJ6064AB1
    Lab Power – 220V 1Φ 20APlug – NemaL6-205
    Lab Power – 208V 3Φ 30APlug – NemaL15-305
    Lab Power – 208V 3Φ 50APlug – Leviton460C9W1
    Lab Power – 208V 3Φ 50APlug – LevitonCS83-64C1
    Lab Power – 480V 3Φ 15APlug – NemaL16-201
    Digital Video Microscope 140XSonoraIC-21001
    XY Glide Stage for MicroscopeSonoraIC-30011
    Stereo MicroscopeBausch & LombBOC-20141
    Soldering Iron / Rework StationMetcalMX-500P-113
  • Web Links

  • Accendo Reliability – http://accendoreliability.com

    Equipment Reliability Institute – http://www.equipment-reliability.com

    Reliability Training and Information –  http://www.weibull.com

    Calculating Grms – http://femci.gsfc.nasa.gov/random/randomgrms.html

    Tom Irvine – http://www.vibrationdata.com

    System Reliability Center – http://src.alionscience.com

    Global Engineering Documents – http://global.ihs.com

    Relex Reliability Software – http://www.relexsoftware.com

    Electro Static Discharge Association – http://www.esda.org

  • Journals

  • Test and Measurement World – http://www.tmworld.com

    Test Engineering and Management – http://www.testmagazine.biz

    COTS Journal – http://www.cotsjournalonline.com

    Evaluation Engineering – http://www.evaluationengineering.com

  • Professional Organizations

  • IEEE CPMT Technical Committee on Accelerated Stress Testing and Reliability (TC-ASTR) – http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/cpmt/tc7/

    Reliability & Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) – http://www.rams.org/

    IEEE Reliability Society – http://www.ieee.org/portal/site/relsoc/

    American Society for Quality (ASQ) – http://www.asq.org/

    Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) – http://www.iest.org