Margining and Calibration for Fun and Profit

Abstract: This application note presents an overview of electronic margining and its value in detecting potential system failures before a product ships from the factory. It is a calibration method that effectively predicts and allows adjustments to improve product quality. Margining also can be used to sort products into performance levels, allowing premium products to be sold at premium prices. We discuss the downside of sorting and suggest alternative ways to segregate products.