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“Sneak Circuits” and Related System Safety Electrical Problems––I: Matrix Methods

  • Richard R. ZitoEmail author
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Abstract

Sneak circuit, bent pin, and failed parts analysis are common analysis problems confronted by system safety and reliability engineers. Strangely, all these problems are mathematically related. It will be shown that the solution to all three problems can be expressed in terms of a single matrix, called the Fundamental Matrix, FN, where N is the number of “edges” (pins, wires, or components) in the conducting path or circuit of interest. The matrix FN is a function of A.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Richard R. Zito Research LLCTucsonUSA

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