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Igniters
Portfolio Overview
  • EPIC: 0603 SMD size
    • Ohmic value: 2 Ω to 10 Ω ± 15 % typical
    • Firing energy down to 50 μJ (EPIC)
    • Firing time down to 50 μs (EPIC)
  • MEPIC: 0805 SMD size
    • Ohmic value: 1 Ω to 8 Ω ± 10 % typical
    • Firing energy down to 1.0 mJ (MEPIC)
    • Firing time down to 250 μs (MEPIC)
Key Features and Benefits
  • Wraparound chip resistors
  • Standard SMD case sizes (0603 and 0805)
  • Standard reflow process
  • Firing levels adaptable upon specification
  • Very predictable, reproducible, and reliable behavior
  • Compatibility to all explosive materials
Advantages
  • Customization has no impact on the footprints
  • Reliability and predictability in the soldering process
  • Easy to mount / tape and reel packaging
Market Position
  • No direct competitor / indirect competition: wire bridge technology
Applications
  • Mining (digital blasting)
  • Airbag initiators or seat belt pre-tensioners
  • Fireworks (electric matches)
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