Device (OEM) Engineering Tools.

Higher design quality, while saving time and meeting safety and cybersecurity standards.

Overview

ARCHx & FMEDAx provide an integrated set of product development tools to help find design issues early in the complex system development process. ARCHx is used to perform FMEA, Software FMEA/HAZOP, DFA, and cybersecurity threat analysis. These steps are done using a common system model saving time and effort as well as improving accuracy of the analysis. ARCHx has embedded knowledge about likely system level problems based on the extensive experience of exida’s top engineers. FMEDAx is a component level analysis tool that is used to predict failure rates, failure modes, and other critical metrics of a given design for various industries including industrial automation systems and automotive systems.  

OEM Device tools

Products


ARCHx

Computer system high level architecture design analysis

exida provides the ARCHx tool for performing architectural design analysis using FMEA, HAZOP, or Cybersecurity Threat Analysis techniques. Dependent failure Analysis (DFA) is also optimally done within the ARCHx tool.  This tool stores architectural design information in its system database so that a common approach can be used for all analysis types thereby saving engineering time and improving design quality. ARCHx system database information is sent to other design tools (e.g. FMEDAx) to pre-populate input requirements, again saving time and reducing design errors. 

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FMEDAx

Device failure rate and failure mode prediction for safety and availability analysis

The exida FMEDAx™ Tool is used to perform and document a detailed component level FMEDA on a System or Subsystem consisting of electrical, mechanical, or sensor components.  The FMEDAx tool accepts the functional failure mode data from ARCHx and allows faster and more accurate subsystem/device failure prediction. Designers save time and discover design issues early in the design process.

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FMEDAx Auto

Device failure rate and failure mode prediction for automobile safety and availability analysis

The exida FMEDAx Auto™ Tool is used to perform and document a detailed component level FMEDA on an Automobile System or Subsystem consisting of electrical components.  Functional failure modes may be transferred from the ARCHx tool or manually entered. The FMEDAx Auto tool offers a full set of components in its component database with operational profiles for either engine compartment or passenger compartment. 

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Tool Training Courses

exida provides training to allow our potential tool users to rapidly understand the tools and methodologies used. Training is available in person on-site as well as internet based. Customized versions are available.

FSE 247 E - Practical Electronic FMEDA with FMEDAx

The FMEDA method was invented to predict failure rates for each failure mode of a device, subsystem, or component. The ”Practical Electronic FMEDA with FMEDAx” course explains the FMEDA method, objectives, and output. In this course an example device FMEDA will be done showing the fundamental concepts including environmental profile selection, diagnostic coverage analysis, proof test coverage analysis, complex integrated circuit (IC) analysis, device packaging impact, and functional failure modes.

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FSE 247 M - Practical Mechanical FMEDA with FMEDAx

The FMEDA method was invented to predict failure rates for each failure mode of a device, subsystem, or component. The "Practical Mechanical FMEDA with FMEDAx" course explains the FMEDA method, objectives, and output. In this course an example device FMEDA will be done showing the fundamental concepts including environmental profile selection, diagnostic coverage analysis, proof test coverage analysis, part selection, and functional failure modes.

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