Ruggedization Capabilities

Mission critical applications require that certain product design considerations – thermal, vibration, and temperature – are a priority from inception, not after-the-fact. BittWare prides itself on its expertise and ability to architect and design extended temperature/ruggedized products for military/defense applications. In no instance is a commercial product simply modified for implementation in a rugged application.

The ruggedization levels provided in the chart below show maximum values and should be used as guidelines.

Characteristics Commercial Level 1U Level 1C Level 2C Level 3C
Type Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled Conduction Cooled Conduction cooled
Temperature
Operating 0°C to 50°C
w/ 300 lin.ft/min airflow
0°C to 65°C
w/ 300 lin.ft/min airflow
-40°C to 65°C
w/ 300 lin.ft/min airflow
-40°C to
75 °C
-40°C to 85°C
Storage -45°C to 100°C -55°C to 100°C -55°C to 100°C -55°C to 125°C -55°C to 125°C
Mechanical
Vibration Random; 0.01g2/Hz
15Hz to 2kHz (per MIL-STD-810E)
Random; 0.04g2/Hz
15Hz to 2kHz (per MIL-STD-810E)
Random; 0.04g2/Hz
15Hz to 2kHz (per MIL-STD-810E)
Random; 0.1g2/Hz
15Hz to 2kHz (per MIL-STD-810E)
Random; 0.1g2/Hz
15Hz to 2kHz (per MIL-STD-810E)
Shock 20g peak sawtooth
11ms duration
20g peak sawtooth
11ms duration
20g peak sawtooth
11ms duration
30g peak sawtooth
11ms duration
30g peak sawtooth
11ms duration
Conformal Coating No No Yes Yes Yes
Humidity 0 to 95%
non-condensing
0 to 95%
non-condensing
0 to 100%
condensing
0 to 100%
condensing
0 to 100%
condensing

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FPGA Board & Integrated Platforms

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