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Thread: MTBF numbers? [ot?]
face BY : David VanHorn email (remove spam text)

At 07:08 AM 11/6/01 -0800, Bob Ammerman wrote:
>I am not an expert on these things, but I believe that all the numbers that
>mChip thrwos about in this data are the raw materials from which one can
>compute an MTBF, if one knows the appropriate incantation.

Anyone notice that the only acceptable MTBF calculation is:

MTBFours >= MTBFcompetitor_published

If the number that you get after a bunch of research dosen't meet this,
then they tell you it's "unacceptable", even if you calculate the other
guy's and it differs significantly from what they publish.
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