Ensuring Performance and Reliability of High Temperature Electronics through Thermally Stable Parylene HT at Nano/Micro Levels
Authors: Rakesh Kumar, Ph.D. Company: Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. Date Published: 9/27/2015
Abstract: Under high temp operating environments, the life expectancy of electronic components and systems reduces exponentially if they are not designed, packaged and protected appropriately to tolerate or negate the impact of high temperatures. A significant performance and reliability challenges exist for high temperature electronics used in many applications including those used in down-hole, under-bonnet, well-logging and aero-engine applications. This presentation highlights specific materials and conformal coating issues that play a significant role in addressing above challenges and presents results of thermal aging effect on Parylene HT at 200oC and up to 450oC. In addition, it provides an in-depth analysis of the performances at high temperature and offers solutions through to some of the existing current issues through incorporating Parylene HT in the design and final protection of high temp electronics even at nano and micro levels.