Technical Articles

Technical Articles

The toughest conformal coatings for the harshest environments

Tags: Conformal Coatings, Automotive Electronics

How conformal coatings help automotive manufacturers achieve long-term reliability of assemblies

In a typical car today, electronic systems are critical to the smooth and safe operation of the vehicle. Even before the engine starts, electronics have already unlocked the car. Once you start the engine and step on the accelerator, sensors assist in getting out of your parking space, engine control units (ECUs) tune the engine performance, monitor the pressure of the tyres and safety systems are powered up in standby mode. As you pull away, adjust the air conditioning, ensure your phone is connected to the entertainment system, set your destination on the satellite navigation system and initiate your favourite music, yet more electronic systems are brought to life...

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Extending the life of LEDs – Part 2

Tags: LEDs, Thermal Management, Encapsulation Resins, Conformal Coatings

With the rapid growth of the LED market, correct product selection is imperative to ensure LED performance and lifetime. In Part 1 of this paper we discussed the importance of proper thermal management, including the various ways to ensure maximum heat dissipation in LED systems. The effect of excessive heat generation was discussed in direct correlation to LED lifetime. Similarly, in Part 2 we will…

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Extending the life of LEDs – Part 1:

Tags: LEDs, Thermal Management, Encapsulation Resins, Conformal Coatings

The LED industry is one of the fastest growing markets; despite LEDs being present in many electronic devices for a number of years, more recent developments in this industry have lead to their vast array of use in all types of lighting, signage and domestic appliance products, to name but a few. In offering alternatives to halogen, incandescent and fluorescent lighting systems for both interior and exterior applications, the growth of the LED lighting market alone is expected to grow into a $70 billion industry by 2020; a growth from 18% market…

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