Ruggedization

Concurrent Technologies are experts in the development and manufacture of products for critical embedded applications.

We offer suitable products for increasing levels of operating temperature range, shock and vibration including three non-rugged operating temperature ranges plus air and conduction-cooled rugged variants.

Humidity protection and conformal coatings are offered across the levels to provide reliable operation in different environmental conditions.

Temperature Ranges

Typical Use Matrix

Environmental RangeN GradeNEK GradeAll Grade
Typical MarketsCommunications
Test & Measurement
High Speed Physics
Industrial
Transportation
Fixed Military
Mobile Military
Aerospace
Likely Form FactorsAMC
CPCI
VME
VPX
XMC/PMC
CPCI
VME
VPX
XMC/PMC
VME
VPX

Non-Rugged Environmental Data

N SeriesE SeriesK Series
Operating Temperature0°C to +55°C-25°C to +70°C-40°C to +85°C
Non-Operating Temperature-40°C to +85°C-40°C to +85°C-40°C to +85°C
Rate of Change1°C/minute 2°C/minute 3°C/minute
AirflowUp to 400LFMUp to 400LFMUp to 600LFM
Operating Humidity5% to 95% non-condensing5% to 95% non-condensing5% to 95% non-condensing
Non-Operating Humidity5% to 95% non-condensing5% to 95% non-condensing5% to 95% non-condensing
Humidity ProtectionOptionalOptionalCertonal FC-742
Operating Shock (excluding AMCs)20g, 11ms ½ sine20g, 11ms ½ sine20g, 11ms ½ sine
Random Vibration (VPX boards only)0.002g²/Hz with a
flat response to 1,000Hz
0.002g²/Hz with a flat
response to 1,000Hz
0.002g²/Hz with a flat
response to 1,000Hz
Sinusoidal Vibration (excluding AMCs)0.38mm peak 5Hz to 36Hz,
2g from 36Hz to 2kHz
0.38mm peak 5Hz to 36Hz,
2g from 36Hz to 2kHz
0.38mm peak 5Hz to 36Hz,
2g from 36Hz to 2kHz
Operating Altitude0 to 15,000 feet
(0 to 4,572m)
0 to 15,000 feet
(0 to 4,572m)
0 to 15,000 feet
(0 to 4,572m)
Non-Operating Altitude0 to 50,000 feet
(0 to 15,240m)
0 to 50,000 feet
(0 to 15,240m)
0 to 50,000 feet
(0 to 15,240m)

Rugged Environmental Data

RA SeriesRC Series
Operating Temperature-40°C to +75°C-40°C to +85°C
Non-Operating Temperature-50°C to +100°C-55°C to +105°C
Rate of Change3°C/minute 3°C/minute
AirflowUp to 400LFMConduction-cooled
Operating Humidity5% to 95% non-condensing5% to 95% non-condensing
Non-Operating Humidity5% to 95% non-condensing5% to 95% non-condensing
Conformal CoatingHumiseal® 1B73Humiseal® 1B73
Operating Shock40g, 11ms ½ sine40g, 11ms ½ sine
Random Vibration0.04g²/Hz
5Hz to 100Hz PSD increasing at 3dB/octave
100 to 1,000Hz PSD=0.04g²/Hz
1,000Hz to 2,000Hz PSD decreasing at 6dB/octave
0.1g²/Hz
5Hz to 100Hz PSD increasing at 3dB/octave
100 to 1,000Hz PSD=0.1g²/Hz
1,000Hz to 2,000Hz PSD decreasing at 6dB/octave
Operating Altitude-1,000 to 33,000 feet
(-305 to 10,058m)
-1,000 to 50,000 feet
(-305 to 15,240m)
Non-Operating Altitude-1,000 to 50,000 feet
(-305 to 15,240m)
-1,000 to 50,000 feet
(-305 to 15,240m)

Coatings

  • Three coatings offered as standard
  • Humidity seal - Fluorochemical polymer coating that dries to a thin clear layer and enables boards to be used continuously in 85% humidity
  • Conformal coatings offer improved moisture and chemical resistance properties for more extreme environments
  • Other coating types available to special order
Coating TypeDescription
1Certonal® FC-742 Humidity seal
2Humiseal® 1B73 Acrylic conformal coating
3Humiseal® 1A33 Urethane conformal coating