FMEA - Failure Mode & Effects Analysis
A logical, systematic analysis to the component level, which identifies potential critical failure modes and single failure points with their system effects. Hardware components are failed one at a time using their most probable failure modes while assessing the system effects.
SWFMEA - Software Failure Mode & Effects Analysis
A logical, systematic methodology for identifying software inadequacies for the system’s program. The methodology assumes failures of software modules while assessing the system effects. The Software FMEA assists in determining critical software modules, the potential effects of losing software controls, and critical variables / software algorithms.