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Rugged Embedded Systems: ADC/DAC; VME, VXS, VPX

Ruggedization is designed into Tekmicro's military embedded systems from the start. Our design, test, and assembly practices address the thermal and mechanical packaging requirements of both commercial and rugged environments for our entire product line of real-time embedded systems, analog-to digital converters (ADC), digital-to-analog converters (DAC), and serial FPDP  I/O modules.

Conduction Cooled options for all ADC boards are available.

Tekmicro's embedded boards and systems operate effectively in laboratory, rugged air-cooled, and rugged conduction-cooled environments to meet the needs of R&D and deployed applications. 

Commercial grade embedded systems are intended for use in application development and benign operating environments. Rugged convection cooled embedded boards and systems.Rugged Level 2 , convection cooled, embedded systems are intended for harsh environments with more demanding temperature, humidity, shock, and vibration requirements. Rugged Level 3, conduction cooled, embedded systems provide wider operating temperatures and increased capabilities for shock, vibration, and humidity for extreme operating conditions.

All of Tekmicro’s commercial and rugged military embedded systems share the same circuit design and layered drop-in software. This allows customers to develop their application on commercial products in the lab and then seamlessly transition to rugged environments once development has been completed.

This easy migration from commercial to rugged environments results in lower total development costs, reduced system integration risk, and quicker time to market. 

Specification Commercial Rugged Level 2 Rugged Level 3
Cooling Convection Convection Conduction
Operational Temperature  0 to +55°C
(300 LFM airflow)
 -40 to +70ºC
(600 LFM airflow)
 -40 to +85ºC
(at card edge)
Storage Temperature -40 to +85°C -55 to +100°C -55 to +125°C
Relative Humidity 10% to 95%
 5% to 95%
 0% to 95%
Conformal Coating No Yes Yes
Shock 1/2  sine pulse,
20 g, 11 ms
1/2 sine pulse,
20 g, 11 ms
1/2  sine pulse,
40 g, 11 ms
Vibration (Sine)  2g peak
15 to 2,000 Hz
 10g peak
15 to 2,000 Hz
10g peak
15 to 2000 Hz
Vibration (Random)  0.003 g2/Hz from 15 to 2,000 Hz  0.04 g2/Hz from 15
to 2,000 Hz
 0.1 g2/Hz from 15
to 2000Hz
Ruggedization Options

Individual products may vary in minor ways and references should be made to individual data sheets for specific details.

System Level Ruggedization

Tekmicro VXS and VME system solutionsTekmicro has delivered systems and subsystem solutions to many customers with demanding levels of environmental specifications. From standard commercial platforms to ruggedized enclosures operating in harsh environments including conduction cooled packages, Tekmicro provides a complete development to deployment migration path.


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