Embedded Components for Rugged Environments
Featured Product from ADLINK Technology Inc.
Harsh environments wreak havoc on electronics. Workstations, laptops, and other devices work without issue in a climate-controlled office. However, hostile temperatures (subzero or Saharan), high humidity, and dust, can be very problematic. Moreover, weather isn't the only factor with which field professionals must contend. Shocks and vibration can also damage components. Extreme conditions demand extreme hardware; component failure during mission-critical operations cannot be tolerated. Many industries benefit from, if not require, rugged electronics. Military and industrial use is obvious, but professionals in medical, oil and gas, science, transportation, and other industries also need hardware that stands up to punishing situations.
ADLINK rugged designs are verified using HALT during the product development process. The process consists of progressively increased extremes of temperature (both high and low), rapid thermal transition, six-axis vibration, and finally, combined temperature and vibration stress. During each test, stress is progressively increased while key subsystems are exercised, such as the CPU, I/O ports, disk controllers and video. If a failure is detected, the failure is evaluated and immediate fixes are made.
ADLINK is committed to fulfill its social responsibility to global environmental preservation through compliance with the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances(RoHS) directive, which restricts the use of harmful substances such as lead, mercury and
cadmium in new equipment.