Telcordia Electronic Reliability Prediction
The latest release from ITEM Software is an extraordinary collection of new capabilities that provides a customizable, cross-platform, multi-user, open frame-work. Built on proven and recognized analysis engines, ITEM QT (iQT) is a revolutionary approach to reliability, safety, and risk analysis software tools. With iQT, you are no longer limited by the technology choices of software vendors or chained to infrastructure requirements of their products.
The Telcordia Software Module of iQT calculates the reliability prediction of electronic equipment based on the Telcordia (Bellcore) TR-332 and SR-332 standards. These standards use a series of models for various categories of electronic, electrical and electro-mechanical components to predict steady-state failure rates which environmental conditions, quality levels, electrical stress conditions and various other parameters affect. It provides predictions at the component level, system level or project level for COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf Parts). The models allow reliability prediction to be performed using three methods for predicting product reliability:
- Method I: Parts Count
- Method II: Combines Method I predictions with laboratory data
- Method III: Predictions based on field data
The Telcordia standard also documents a recommended method for predicting serial system hardware reliability. It contains instructions for suppliers to follow when providing predictions of their device, unit, or serial system reliability. It can also be used directly by telecommunications service providers for product reliability evaluation.
Device and unit failure rate predictions generated using this procedure are applicable for commercial electronic products whose physical design, manufacture, installation, and reliability assurance practices meet the appropriate Telcordia (or equivalent) generic and product-specific requirements.
Focused on reliability, safety, and risk assessment, our iQT product is a highly extensible framework that provides common infrastructure for any kind of system modeling.
The capable nature of iQT is achieved by an existing Java platform foundation that is widely supported in your business environment. By following the predefined interface, your team has the ability to create plug-ins that extend the capabilities of iQT . The following are examples of possible iQT extensions:
- New editors or viewers for a given model (file) type
- New quantification model types
- New result types
- New analysis engines
The well-established core services of this platform provide the essential functionality to model and analyze reliability, risk and safety projects. Regardless of the configuration of a particular installation, the core services are available in the framework.
All extensions are highly modular. By allowing capabilities to be added to or removed from the software without affecting other extensions, new functionality, perhaps a new prediction standard, can be added without requiring reconfiguration or redesign of the source code.
iQT is a fully functional open environment, supporting the addition of third-party plug-ins such as:
- Version management plug-ins
- Project management plug-ins
- Third-party computational environment tools (e.g. MATLAB)
- Third-party modeling tools (e.g. data analysis)
- Documentation tools (e.g. PDF viewers)
- Search tools
- Customizable, cross-platform, multi-user, open-framework
- Built on proven and recognized analysis engines
- Update manager allows the user to upgrade to the latest version online
- Refrains from loading and creating models until needed, dramatically reducing memory usage and startup times
- Easily create or modify existing prediction approach with a prediction module editor
- True cross-platform capabilities through Java-based framework and analysis engines
- Library function allows automated update of models
- Easily revert to any previous version of a model
- Restrict access to particular models to one user or group
- Create different branches and variations of the same model for 'what if' investigations
- Merge project work from multiple teams into a single project
- Designed by engineers for engineers
- Fully functional open environment supporting addition of third party plug-ins
- Stores external documentation like MS Word, PDF or CAD drawing files
- Configurable to interface with other programs
- Powerful, proven and configurable quantification engines
- Open standard allows users to make changes to the model outside of iQT
> Electronic Reliability Prediction Software
> Telcordia TR-332 and SR-332 Standards
> Customizable, Multi-User, Open-Framework
> True Cross-Platform Capabilities
> Modular Design Allows Choice of Analyses
> Supports Third-Party Plug-Ins
> Extensive Reporting and Charting Facilities
> Stores External Documentation
> Configurable Quantification Engines