Connector Reliability Test Recommendations

   

End-of-Project Webinar

  • End-of-Project Webinar (April 6-7, 2016)
  • This webinar is for iNEMI Members only.
    Test capabilities for socket reliability (such as temp cycle and shock, failure analysis) are different across socket/connector manufacturers, and the associated criterion for ‘passing’ is not consistent. An iNEMI survey indicated a need to drive standard reliability test conditions and equipment capabilities across the industry. To this end, the iNEMI Connector Reliability Test Recommendations project reviewed current classes of connectors and identified gaps, which provided input for the development of an industry survey to determine a current list of levels used by suppliers/OEMs, leading to the development of a connector standard list of levels for each package connector type. The work presented here defines levels for each packaging class of connector.

Statement of Work and Project Statement (PDF file)

Background

One of the issues identified by the 2013 iNEMI connector survey was that test capabilities for socket reliability (such as temp cycle and shock, failure analysis) are different across socket/connector manufacturers. The associated criterion for ‘passing’ is not consistent. One of the interests shown from the survey was in the topic of Standard Reliability Qualification, the need to drive standard reliability test conditions and equipment capabilities across the industry.
 
This project group plans to review current classes of connectors and identify gaps, which will provide input for the development of an industry survey as to determine a current list of levels used by suppliers/OEMs, leading to the development of aconnector standard list of package levels.
 
The scope of work for this project will be to define a standard list of levels for each connector type. Based on the guidelines developed, the project will identify and document these for industry awareness.

Presentations & Whitepapers

Whitepaper: iNEMI Connector Reliability Test Recommendations Project Report

Call-for-Participation Presentation:  High Speed Signaling Metrology and Standard Reliability Qualification Projects (March 14, 2014)

Further Information

David Godlewski