Case Studies

Military Computer System Epoxy

Application: Shock and vibration isolation of BGA’s on ruggedized military computer backplane
Problem: Shock and vibration causing potential device failure
Initial phases: submit flexible epoxy samples for S&V testing
• Redesign to incorporate low modulus and two different viscosities to accommodate different BGA standoff heights
• Mereco 1650-00 and Mereco 1650-40 flexible epoxies qualified
• Qualification time: 1 year
Product life: 7 years
• Application described in IEEE magazine