What is MIL-HDBK-217?
The most widely used reliability prediction methodology handbook is MIL-HDBK-217, the Military Handbook for "Reliability Prediction of Electronic Equipment". MIL-HDBK-217 is published by the Department of Defense and Quanterion Solutions Inc. has managed MIL-HDBK-217 for the DoD for 10 years.
The MIL-HDBK-217 handbook contains failure rate models for the various part types used in electronic systems, such as ICs, transistors, diodes, resistors, capacitors, relays, switches, connectors, etc. These failure rate models are based on the best field data that could be obtained for a wide variety of parts and systems; this data is then analyzed and massaged, with many simplifying assumptions thrown in, to create usable models.
The latest version of MIL-HDBK-217 is MIL-HDBK-217F, Notice 2 (217F-2)
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