Accelerated Testing

Highly accelerated limit test (HALT) is a qualitative accelerated method for testing electronic products as introduced in IEC62508. The purpose of HALT is to identify specific failure modes of units by generating external stresses. HALT has been adopted for many products, and some companies use HALT to improve the design process of their products. However, failure mechanism of products during HALT is too complex, and it is not easy to identify a problem in the tested product.

The goal of our group is to identify fundamental failure mechanisms of products during HALT.

Related articles

  • Potential failure mode identification of operational amplifier circuit board by using high accelerated limit test, Junji Sakamoto, Ryoma Hirata, Tadahiro Shibutani, Microelectronics Reliability, Volume 85, pp. 19-24, 2018.