"Ruggedized Plastic" is also referred to as Enhanced Plastic or sometimes as Military Plastic.
A "ruggedized" product is one that has been burned-in and tested to military specifications. Usually, ruggedized products are packaged in hermetic packages. However, some mil/aero applications do not require the expense of a full hermetic seal, but do require high-reliability processing. For such applications, Maxim's ruggedized military plastic products fulfill this processing requirement and can be thought of as "super-COTS" products. All of Maxim's ruggedized plastic parts ship with a Certificate of Compliance, just as do the full military spec hermetic devices. So if you are looking for enhanced plastic for a military plastic application, Maxim's Ruggedized Plastic fits the bill.
Features of All Maxim Ruggedized Plastic Parts
All of Maxim's ruggedized plastic products have the following features:
- Certificate of Compliance
- Available with 85/15 SnPb electroplated lead finish to eliminate tin-whisker and solder-cracking issues
Features Specific to Maxim Ruggedized Plastic Parts by Product Grade
Maxim offers three grades of ruggedized plastic products to meet mil/aero customer needs, with unique features for each grade.
|This grade provides full burn-in and temperature testing.|
|This grade is appropriate for customers who do their own board or system-level burn-in.|
|This grade is appropriate for customers who do their own system-level burn-in and tri-temp testing.|
See Reliability Document PR-1. (PDF, 29kB)
Contact Maxim's Military Business Manager for more information.