American Standard Circuits (ASC), manufacturer of rigid and metal-backed printed circuit boards (PCBs) on a wide range of substrates for several applications, announced that it has introduced a new bonding material called Electrasil-3. The latest product expands the company’s Electrasil line of products.
Electrasil bonding materials act as binding solutions for PCBs and posses electrically and thermally conductive property. Electrasil-1 and Electrasil-2 are earlier versions of Electrasil-3. The new material from ASC is a low cost substitute to earlier versions. Electrasil-3 is a silicone based elastomer and ideal for RF applications as it effectively bonds PCBs to heat sinks. The bonding material uses a screen printed paste or thin film to transmit heat from a PCB’s base plane to the heat sink in an efficient way. This eliminates the heating up of electronic components during operation.
Electrasil-3 has similar stability and heat transfer capabilities of Electrasil-1 and Electrasil-2. In addition, it has superior bond strength and resistance to thermal shock. The material also provides excellent bonding features and cooling performance.
ASC continues to invest in the research and development of innovative products for RF and military applications.