Protecting Printed Circuit Boards in Automotive Electronics
A car is a harsh environment for a printed circuit board, depending on the location of the board, how much use the vehicle gets, and the sort of environment to which it is exposed. The fragile electronic components and the paths between them must be protected in order to function reliably. To meet new warranty requirements, many manufacturers are looking for cost effective ways to protect their automotive electronics and extend their service life.
In this new e-book, we discuss the materials commonly used to protect circuit boards and how conformal coatings are becoming the go-to products for PCB protection, thanks to their ease of application and low weight. We compare various conformal coating technologies and give some tips on how to select the appropriate coating.