Since it is impossible to be all inclusive and cover every aspect of the design/validation process, this document can be used as a basis for preparation of a more comprehensive and detailed plan that reflects the accumulated "lessons learned" at a particular company. The following areas are addressed in this document:
1. Contemporary perspective including common validation issues and flaws. 2. A Robustness Validation (RV) process based on SAE J1211 handbook and SAE J2628. 3. Design checklists to aid in such a RV process.
This report is a major update to the original one dated 1998. It is much more comprehensive in its scope and detail. The main purpose is to condense information from a number of sources relating to the design of electronic modules. It is especially useful for some new players on the automotive electronics scene who may not know how to sort the “wheat from the chaff” and what to focus on.