Environmental Testing

Environmental stresses – extreme heat, extreme cold, moisture or other variables – can contribute to device failure in a myriad of ways. Today’s consumers and businesses expect fault-free operation and uninterrupted service, environmental simulation tests are necessary to guarantee performance. Environmental testing is conducted to determine a component’s ability to perform during or after exposure to a specific environment.

Thermotron Model ATSS-30

Endurance testing for optoelectronic, military and aerospace components assesses the basic design of the device as well as the fabrication methods and materials used. Passing these tests is an indicator that the device will indeed be robust enough to provide long-term reliability. In addition, environmental tests assist in determining a device’s safe and proper operation and its operational limits.

Our environmental testing capabilities are designed to assist in evaluating how your advanced components will perform even in extreme environments. IC environmental testing consists of endurance tests that subject products to extreme temperatures and temperature variations, and moisture-condensed or saturated environments. Temperature Cycling is climate testing that can fatigue joints of different materials causing them to fail. Other endurance tests such as Heat Accelerated Stress Tests (HAST) and Bias Aging are useful in accelerating existing failure mechanisms thereby simulating long-term, real-life operations in a span of hours or days.

Testing Options

  • Accelerated Bias Aging
  • Autoclave
  • Biased Highly Accelerated Stress Test (BHAST)
  • Cyclic Moisture Resistance
  • Damp Heat Storage
  • Hermeticity Testing (Ambient or Heated)
  • Highly Accelerated Stress Test (HAST)
  • Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL)
  • Powered Temperature Cycling
  • Preconditioning or SMD Preconditioning Testing
  • Salt Atmosphere Testing
  • Temperature Humidity
  • Temperature Cycling

 Endurance Testing

  • Damp Heat Test (85°C / 85%RH or 75°C / 90%RH)
  • High Temperature Storage Test (up to 300°C)
  • Low Temperature Storage Test (down to -68°C)
  • Moisture Cyclic Resistance Test
  • Steam Aging
  • Thermal Shock
  • Thermal Cycling

 Test Methods

  • AEC Q100/101/200
  • IEC 68-2-38
  • Mil-Std-202
  • Mil-Std-750
  • Mil-Std-883
  • Telcordia GR-1221-CORE
  • Telcordia GR-468-CORE

Oneida Research Services offers a variety of endurance and environmental testing to address environmental test standards such as JEDEC, MIL-STD, Telcordia and the Automotive Electronics Council.

To learn more about environmental testing and how we can help, complete the form below or call 1-855-ORS-LABS.

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