A linear programming approach to the optimal assignment of component nominal values and tolerances
Abstract
A new linear programming technique is proposed for the optimal assignment of component nominal values and tolerances for massproduced electric circuits. The technique leads to a reduction in the number of circuit analyses required. The approach is based on the consideration that the cost of massproduced circuits can be assumed to equal, except for a constant, that of their components. The cost can thus be expressed as a sum of terms which are each a function of only one variable, i.e., the tolerance of the corresponding component.
 Publication:

Alta Frequenza
 Pub Date:
 November 1977
 Bibcode:
 1977AlFr...46..555F
 Keywords:

 Component Reliability;
 Linear Programming;
 Network Analysis;
 Approximation;
 Circuits;
 Cost Analysis;
 Iterative Solution;
 Electronics and Electrical Engineering