The Design Analysis Handbook

Book description

"...A book that should be on the shelf of every digital or analog electronic-system designer." - Frank Goodenough, Electronic Design

This Handbook offers design engineers and managers immediately useful, meat-and-potatoes techniques for achieving design validation by analysis in an easy-to-read style. The book contains numerous useful and interesting
tips for electronics circuit designers. Examples of rectifier circuits, power supplies, digital timing, thermal analysis, grounding and layout, and EMI/noise control are examined in detail with fully worked-out numerical examples.

If you need to create reliable, cost-effective, optimized designs, The Design Analysis Handbook provides a practical framework for integrating quality into the design process from start to finish. The methodology used is called Worst Case Analysis Plus (WCA+), a design-validation tool that demands thoroughness and analytical thinking by the user.

A guide to assessing and validating circuit design, The Design Analysis Handbook presents processes and mathematical tools in a straightforward, real-world manner. Unique features of the approach include chapters on safety, bad science, and surviving high-pressure design projects.

N. Edward Walker is the president of Design/Analysis Consultants, Inc., based in Tampa, Florida. The Handbook is based on DACI's extensive experience in the design and analysis of highly-reliable electronic systems.

Straightforward guide to practical design validation
Shows how to avoid design hazards
Provides framework for integrating quality with the design process

Table of contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. The Design Analysis Handbook: A Practical Guide to Design Validation
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents (1/2)
  5. Contents (2/2)
  6. Figures and Tables
  7. Equations and Expressions
  8. Preface
  9. Chapter 1. An Introduction to Design Analysis
    1. 1.1 An Overview of the Design Validation Process
    2. 1.2 Closing the Gulf Between Design and Reliability/Quality
    3. 1.3 Traditional Worst Case Analysis
    4. 1.4 Enhanced Worst Case Analysis (WCA+)
    5. 1.5 Key Definitions
    6. 1.6 Order of Analysis
    7. 1.7 Misconceptions
    8. 1.8 Cost Effectiveness
    9. 1.9 Case Histories
  10. Chapter 2. How to Perform a Worst Clse Anlysis
    1. 2.1 Define the Analysis Requirements
    2. 2.2 Establish Derating Factors
    3. 2.3 Determine Global Parameters
    4. 2.4 Develop the Design Equations
    5. 2.5 Identify the Worst Case Solutions (1/2)
    6. 2.5 Identify the Worst Case Solutions (2/2)
    7. 2.6 Determine the Margins
    8. 2.7 Calculate ALERT Probabilities of Occurrence (1/4)
    9. 2.7 Calculate ALERT Probabilities of Occurrence (2/4)
    10. 2.7 Calculate ALERT Probabilities of Occurrence (3/4)
    11. 2.7 Calculate ALERT Probabilities of Occurrence (4/4)
    12. 2.8 Reconciliation and Feedback
    13. 2.9 Perform a Risk Assessment
    14. 2.10 Correct and Optimize the Design
  11. Chapter 3. Design Validation Topics and Tips
    1. 3.1 Screening the Analysis
    2. 3.2 Computer-Aided WCA
    3. 3.3 Nonlinear Equations
    4. 3.4 The Software Analysis
    5. 3.5 Applying Tolerances
    6. 3.6 Absolute vs. Drift Accuracy
    7. 3.7 Ensuring Realistic Results
  12. Chapter 4. Safty Analyses
    1. 4.1 The Single Point Failure Analysis (SPFA)
    2. 4.2 The Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
    3. 4.3 The Sneak Path Analysis (SPA)
  13. Chapter 5. Bad Science and Other Hazards
    1. 5.1 The Reliability Prediction
    2. 5.2 The Taguchi Method
    3. 5.3 Switchmode Power Supply Current-Mode Control
    4. 5.4 Fuzzy Logic
  14. Chapter 6. Electronics Analysis Tips and Equations
    1. 6.1 Power and Thermal
    2. 6.2 AC Full-Wave Rectifier Circuits (1/2)
    3. 6.2 AC Full-Wave Rectifier Circuits (2/2)
    4. 6.3 Power Supplies (1/2)
    5. 6.3 Power Supplies (2/2)
    6. 6.4 Digital Applications (1/8)
    7. 6.4 Digital Applications (2/8)
    8. 6.4 Digital Applications (3/8)
    9. 6.4 Digital Applications (4/8)
    10. 6.4 Digital Applications (5/8)
    11. 6.4 Digital Applications (6/8)
    12. 6.4 Digital Applications (7/8)
    13. 6.4 Digital Applications (8/8)
    14. 6.5 Grounding and Layout (1/2)
    15. 6.5 Grounding and Layout (2/2)
    16. 6.6 EMI / Noise Control (1/6)
    17. 6.6 EMI / Noise Control (2/6)
    18. 6.6 EMI / Noise Control (3/6)
    19. 6.6 EMI / Noise Control (4/6)
    20. 6.6 EMI / Noise Control (5/6)
    21. 6.6 EMI / Noise Control (6/6)
    22. 6.7 Circuit Potpourri (1/4)
    23. 6.7 Circuit Potpourri (2/4)
    24. 6.7 Circuit Potpourri (3/4)
    25. 6.7 Circuit Potpourri (4/4)
  15. References and Recommended Reading
  16. Appendix A: How to Survive an Engineering Project (1/2)
  17. Appendix A: How to Survive an Engineering Project (2/2)
  18. Appendix B: The DACI Worst Case Analysis Standard
  19. Appendix C: Worst Case Analysis Sample Report (1/2)
  20. Appendix C: Worst Case Analysis Sample Report (2/2)
  21. Index (1/2)
  22. Index (2/2)

Product information

  • Title: The Design Analysis Handbook
  • Author(s): N. Edward Walker
  • Release date: February 1998
  • Publisher(s): Newnes
  • ISBN: 9780080503929