Dataforth's basic products receive a 48 hour powered burn-in at elevated temperature to stabilize circuitry, weed out infant mortality, and ensure that the factory calibration holds for the intended lifespan of 15 year or more. Initial new product characterization includes a 1000 hour burn-in at elevated temperatures to accelerate failure. Comparing accelerated results to MIL-217 predicted values reveals matching data.
Dataforth signal conditioning and data acquisition modules

Inputs and outputs of Dataforth products feature ESD surge protection to ANSI/IEEE C37.90.1. Isolation barriers to 1500 Vrms are provided where applicable. Some product inputs and outputs are damage resistant up to 240VAC, continuous. Both conducted and radio frequency, radiated emissions and immunity are qualification tested to EN61000-6-4, -2, respectively. We currently operate under ISO9001-2008 with preparations in progress to transition to ISO9001-2015 by the end of 2017.

Extremely low rates of field failure and customer returns have been consistently experienced.

Our design team represents more than 150 engineer-years of experience. Production capability features two automated surface mount lines including Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) and selective flow soldering for any remaining through-hole parts. Our products are designed to make maximum use of surface mount technology. We have found that automated surface mount greatly increases the reliability of printed circuit assemblies.

Calculated failure rates and MTTF hours are as follows.


MAQ20 System Modules

Model Failures/106 Hrs. MTTF (hours)
MAQ20-COM20.991,012,000
MAQ20-COM40.991,012,000
MAQ20-VDN0.981,023,000
MAQ20-VSN1.04965,000
MAQ20-VO3.45290,000
MAQ20-RTD310.871,150,000
MAQ20-FREQ1.65608,000
MAQ20-BRDG12.22450,000
MAQ20-BKPL80.303,305,000

DSCA Modules

Model Failures/106 Hrs. MTTF (hours)
DSCA30/31/32/37/40/411.74575,000
DSCA33/38/42/43/472.15465,000
DSCA34/361.92520,000
DSCA39/491.82550,000
DSCA452.24445,000

SCM5B Modules and Accessories

Model Failures/106 Hrs. MTTF (hours)
SCM5B30/31/32/37/392-xx1.54650,000
SCM5B33-xx2.14468,000
SCM5B40/41-xx1.46680,000
SCM5B38/39/42/43/49-xx1.35740,000
SCM5B34/35/36-xx1.48675,000
SCM5B45-xx1.84545,000
SCM5B47-xx1.50670,000
SCMPB01, 051.83546,000
SCMPB02, 062.16463,000
SCMPB030.195,150,000
SCMPB040.234,430,000
SCMPB071.11900,000

SCM7B Modules and Accessories

Model Failures/106 Hrs. MTTF (hours)
SCM7B211.41706,000
SCM7B221.80553,000
SCM7B301.38727,000
SCM7B311.37728,000
SCM7B321.45691,000
SCM7B331.38727,000
SCM7B341.48676,000
SCM7B351.65607,000
SCM7B361.46683,000
SCM7B371.43697,000
SCM7B391.62609,000
SCM7B401.38727,000
SCM7B411.37728,000
SCM7B471.85540,000
SCM7BP01 (-DIN)0.9210,834,000
SCM7BP02 (-DIN)0.156,477,000
SCM7BP04 (-DIN)0.283,594,000
SCM7BP08 (-DIN)0.472,150,000
SCM7BP16 (-DIN)0.831,206,000

8B Modules and Accessories

Model Failures/106 Hrs. MTTF (hours)
8B30/31/40/41/50/51-xx1.68596,000
8B32-xx/37x1.71585,000
8B47x-xx1.92520,000
8BP020.402,500,000
8BP040.482,100,000
8BP080.531,870,000
8BP160.721,380,000

For additional information on our reliability effort see Six Sigma application note.

Effective immediately, Dataforth's hardware warranty has been increased from 1 year to 3 years. This reflects the company products exceedingly low product failure rate.

Other warranty details may be viewed on our Standard Terms and Conditions.