Failure Modes, Effects, and Diagnostics Analysis (FMEDA) is a staple in functional safety engineering for design & development of automatic protection systems to the IEC 61508 family of standards (IEC 62061, ISO 26262, IEC 61511). FMEDA is the most common technique for quantitative evaluation of safety and reliability performance metrics and for evaluating whether a product will fail in a predictable manner (fail-safe). Experienced engineers know that FMEDA results, however, are only as good as the failure rate data used to create them and the associated component reliability database (CRD). A new CRD from exida overcomes limitations of current industry reliability handbooks to deliver more accurate results that helps product designers reduce cost and time to market. Integration into the exida FMEDAx tool minimizes the chance of human error and reduces engineering time.