MTBF, which is the abbreviated name for "Mean Time Between Failures", is generally used as a barometer of failure rate of power supply. It is the mean time between failures of a system (excluding repair time).
Failure rate: λ is constant, i.e. the reliability in the constant failure rate period is represented by exponential distribution.
R(t) = e-λt
At this time, MTBF is the reciprocal of the failure rate.
MTBF = 1 / λ
We calculate MTBF by the part count reliability prediction instituted by EIAJ(Electronic Industries Association of Japan). This standard complying with the part count reliability prediction of MIL-HDBK-217D provides failure rate data for many electronic components.
EIAJ standard No. RCR-9102
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