( in italiano )
Qualita' in elettronica ( 9 CFU )
Prof. Ilaria De Munari
     Phone: 0521.905834 - Fax: 0521.905822           E-mail. ilaria.demunari@unipr.it           Home page. http://ee.unipr.it/cgi-bin/user?ilaria

Objectives of the course (preferably expressed in terms of learning outcomes and competences): This module aims at giving to the student the main instruments to deal with problems concerning product and process quality improvement with particular attention to reliability of electronic devices and systems.

- basic descriptive statistics and reliability concepts
- methods to predict and assure reliability
- the reliability of electronic systems
- the reliability of electronic devices
- techniques to improve reliability
- the reliability tests
- accelereted testing theory
Failure Analysis Techniques:
- electrical tests
- X-radiography
- microcopes (SEM TEM FIB SAM)
- sample preparation
Physics of failure mechanisms of semiconductore devices
Statistical Quality Control:
- process control techniques
- Control charts

Examination methods
Oral exam

Suggested textbooks
P. D. T. O'Connor, Practical Reliability Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, 1992
P.A. Tobias, D. Trindade, Applied Reliability, Van Nostrand Reinholds, 1986
D.C. Montgomery, Controllo statistico della qualita', McGraw-Hill, 2000

Other useful books
G. Mattana, Qualitą, Affidabilitą, Certificazione, Franco Angeli, 1988.
J.C.Cluley, Electronic Equipment Reliability, Macmillan Publishing Company, 1981
Mitra, Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1993
E. Pollino (ed.), Microelectronic Reliability, Vol. II, Artech House, Norwood, 1989
K. Ishikawa, Guida al Controllo Qualitą, Franco Angeli, 1990.
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