Digi-Key Electronics has introduced an easy-to-use and powerful Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) calculator to support Digi-Key customers worldwide, enabling customers to cost-effectively evaluate product bills of materials (BOM) ) MTBF.

The calculator is supported by BQR Reliability Engineering Ltd, a global leader in reliability and maintenance engineering solutions. This tool can easily and quickly calculate the MTBF of any size BOM. Customers only need to import the BOM file and click on “Launch Calculator” on the Digi-Key website to see the magic results immediately. This online application includes the use of AI to fill in data for BOM components, a fast calculation engine, and detailed alignment and graphical reports. The calculator is not only easy to use, but it is also 100% safe because electronic component information and results are stored on the user's desktop, not the server.

This new BOM MTBF application will help Digi-Key customers easily compare the MTBF of different electronic components to ensure that their designs meet reliability goals early in the design process before production. In addition, through reports, customers can find the most unreliable components to ensure the best reliability and cost balance for component selection.

Users can also quickly perform a “contextual hypothesis” analysis to understand how component quality levels will extend the MTBF of a product.

For more information on this calculator, please visit Digi-Key's website: https://www.digikey.com/en/resources/design-tools/bqr-on-line-application