How Sherlock Works

How Sherlock Works


Unlike any other product on the market, Sherlock works with the files that the design team already creates. The same file set that would allow your manufacturer to assemble the boards in the factory allows Sherlock to build the boards in the virtual world. Once the data is imported, users can review the data and either approve the interpretation, or dig down deeper and provide more detail to the analysis. This allows engineers to spend their time improving their product, not entering data.


Physics of Failure

Physics of Failure Analysis uses what we know about the causes of product failure to predict reliability and improve product performance. Reduce development and support costs. Produce more reliable products. Improve brand image. Develop a reliability-based culture in product design.



Phase 1:Data Input

Identifies your files and imports your parts list automatically.

Builds a finite element analysis model of your circuit board in minutes.


Phase 2: Sherlock Analysis

Produces a holistic analysis that is critical in the development of reliable electronics products. Assessment options include:


Shock & Vibe

Time to Failure

Part Failure

Phase 3: Report & Recommend

Presents results in multiple formats (tabular, histogram, life curve, overlay) and outputs comprehensive, professionally formatted report for broad distribution.