Ruggedized sub-systems and systems are built to withstand the harshest environments. They are designed and constructed so as not to fail under the most difficult operating conditions. The term ruggedization refers to designs that are tested at high temperatures with high yield fallout. For truly Rugged Designs, boards and systems need to be designed for harsh environment from the ground up. Special attention and care needs to be given to component selection; circuit design; printed circuit board (PCB) thickness, layout, and materials; thermal solutions; enclosure and mechanical design; and manufacturing process for ensuring ruggedization and building a Rugged System Design.
Mistral’s is an embedded product design company offering development of custom industrial and rugged designs and enclosures keeping in mind aesthetics, durability, ruggedization, EMI/EMC protection, safety compliance and product cost. We use best-in-class techniques to ensure that the products designed by us operate reliably in extremes of temperature, shock, vibration, and environment.
To address the requirements of our aerospace and defense customers, our industrial and rugged designs offer standard hardware architectures which include VPX, OpenVPX, VXS, VME and other VITA and PICMG standards and custom, non-standard hardware. Our industrial and rugged system design address the four key characteristics for ruggedization: Shock, vibration, temperature, and ingress protection (IP). Mistral has the latest, state-of-the-art 3D CAD systems for industrial and rugged designs, as well as a variety of equipment and tools for mechanical analysis and testing. Our ruggedization process includes analysis of thermal and vibration in the initial design stages by computer simulation.
Our team of experienced engineers with their knowledge and capability in design tools and ruggedization techniques ensure delivery of Industrial and rugged designs optimized for functionality and manufacturability. Thermal management is one of the key requirements for rugged designs, specifically for aerospace and defense applications that require high processing power. Our rugged system design and ruggedization process is based on shock, vibration, temperature and Ingress Protection.
Mistral’s industrial and rugged system design or ruggedization services for aerospace and defense applications incorporate the latest air, conduction and AFT techniques to help optimize performance, conform to ATR standards like ½ ATR, ¾ ATR, 1 ATR and support a variety of thermal management methods. To ensure our systems perform reliably for long periods of time and in extreme environments, we put extensive time and effort into rigorous thermal testing and analysis.
To cater to the ruggedization needs of the consumer market, we offer industrial and rugged designs that are FCC/CE compliant and meet key product considerations like styling and appearance, EMI/EMC protection, thermal cooling for internal components, ruggedization for drop shock and environmental stress, safety compliance and ease of assembly.
At Mistral, we use the best available methodologies and techniques to ensure that products designed by us operate reliably in extremes of temperature, shock, vibration, and environment. Our partnerships with leading manufacturing and environmental testing facilities help us achieve quick turnaround and adhere to strict quality control processes as specified by ISO 9001 and AS9100D standards.