failure analysis features included in ICAP/4 version 8.x add powerful
and time saving functions which are invaluable to design, test, and reliability
engineers. You can select any part and choose from a predefined failure
mode list or define your own failure modes. ICAP/4 will automatically
alter the simulation model for your part without changing the appearance
or connectivity of the schematic. Theres no need to edit any SPICE
subcircuits or to insert wire shorts, resistive opens, etc. in the schematic.
ICAP/4 takes care of all of that for you. When combined with Design
you can easily analyze the effects of hard faults, out-of-tolerance conditions,
and anomalous device behaviors. With this knowledge, you can define test
requirements, strategies and diagnostics.