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Technical Tidbit - June 2019

Predicting Field Failure From Small Environmental Stresses
Near field E-field probe

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First Slide of DesignCon Paper
Abstract: This Technical Tidbit covers how small environmental stresses can cause circuit failures if repeated thousands of times. Such events are very frequent in the field and can cause equipment failure. A case example is described. This is a reprint of a paper I published at DesignCon in January of 2019.

Figure 1 shows the first slide of my DesignCon presentation in January 2019. Click here to read the paper.

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