The Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA) methodology was created in the late 1980s by engineers at exida in response to the need to obtain precise numbers for diagnostic coverage factors in programmable electronic systems. exida has continued to develop the method over the last 25 years into a technique that can predict failure rates, failure modes, and useful life for devices that contain electronic and/or mechanical components. The accuracy of the FMEDA prediction depends on the component database used in the FMEDA. The exida Electrical & Mechanical Component Reliability Handbook was developed using over 100 billion unit hours of field failure data from several different environments. This webinar will describe in some detail the FMEDA process and the field data comparison process.