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BASIC FAILURE MECHANISMS/ HIGH TEMPERATURE ELECTRONICS

 

High temperature electronics refers to the operation of electronic devices in high-temperature environments, usually defined as above 125°C. It potentially offers major improvements in the measurement, control, efficiency and reliability of systems operating in harsh environments.

Devices could be placed closer to the environment or processes they monitor, resulting in more accurate measurements, lighter, faster and more responsive control systems as well as substantial gains in efficiency and reliability. Major applications include: petroleum exploration equipment, automotive and aerospace electronics, nuclear reactor monitoring and industrial process monitoring. IMO-IMOMEC has the means to test these high-temperature specific components. Several test systems are available to characterize the reliability of those components. These systems make use of temperature chambers that can apply a very stable ambient temperature up to 350 °C.