Sometimes it is required to know whether specific thermal operational characteristics of the device or system have been caused by determined environmental conditions or by the heat generated by the device or system itself. Performing an environmental test means subjecting the device or system to certain environmental conditions (cold, dry heat, relative humidity, etc.) in order to check if the operational parameters remain within the range defined by the applicable regulations.

Main Tests
  • Hot and cold storage with monitored RH conditions
  • Dry heat
  • Temperature variations
  • Temperature cycling: +300 °C to -185 °C with up to 45 °C/min temperature ramps)
  • IP testing (dust, rain test…)
  • Impact tests
  • Salt fog
  • Burn-in and life test with biasing and environmental real-time monitoring. Nitrogen atmosphere (optional).
  • HAST
  • Humidity test 85/85
  • Solar radiation
  • Altitude
  • Thermal shock (air & liquid): +300 °C to -185 °C with up to 45 °C/min temperature ramps)
  • ...
Acreditations
  • Qualification assembled PCB testing processes accredited ISO/IEC 17025 (accreditation number 345/LE 2116 ) for
    • ECSS-Q-ST-70-38
    • ECSS-Q-ST-70-08C
  • Climatic testing in electronic and electromechanical equipment and components accredited for standars specifications. Alter Technology has ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation to perform Environmental (climatic/mechanical) testing (accreditation number 345/LE 808)