Synthetic Diamond for Thermal Management of Electronic Devices

Q&A with Thomas Obeloer, Business Development Manager Element Six Technologies’  Why is Diamond Considered a Supermaterial? Supermaterials are called such due to their unrivaled ability to deliver extreme performance across a variety of applications. Diamond has a range of physical and chemical

Thermocouple Conditioning Circuit Design Considerations

Kevin Tretter, Principal Product Marketing Engineer Microchip Technology, Inc.  Temperature is by far the most commonly measured physical condition, spanning common applications such as HVAC systems, refrigerators and ovens, to more complex systems such as petrochemical plants and factory automation. In addition

How Does Bending Heat Pipes & Vapor Chambers Affect Performance?

George Meyer, CEO Celsia, Inc. The majority of applications for heat pipes, and to a lesser extent vapor chambers, require these products to be bent. Below are respective examples for high-performance graphics card, semiconductor equipment and networking applications. But what effect does

Heat Pipes and Vapor Chambers: What’s the Difference

George Meyer, CEO Celsia, Inc At some point in a thermal system design project it may become apparent that the tried and true methods of increasing thermal efficiency – solid base, fin & fan – just aren’t sufficient. Keep out zones prohibit

Cool It Your Way: Versatile Cooling for Electronics Enclosures

Justin Moll, Vice President, US Market Development Pixus Technologies Electronics enclosures are used in countless test/analytics/measurement devices for multiple end markets.  This includes various instrument systems in Oil & Gas, Industrial & Power Control, Medical, Lab/Test, and Military designs.   The end applications are

Thick Print Copper Technology Increases Thermal Reliability

Ryan Persons, Technical Services Engineer, Heraeus Electronics Dr. Paul Gundel, Product Manager, Heraeus Electronics To meet the increasing demands of the power electronics market for high reliability under harsh environmental conditions, designers are striving to maximize the thermal performance of high-power applications. Currently,

Solving the Solver: The New Generation of Thermal Simulation

Tom Gregory, 6SigmaET Product Specialist As consumers demand every smaller yet more powerful devices, engineers are faced with an increasingly difficult balancing act between device size, power, battery life and even environmental sustainability. For those of us working in the field of thermal

Taking the Heat Out of Measuring Thermal Conductivity

Dr. Giles Humpston, Cambridge Nanotherm The critical importance of quickly removing heat from electronic components is well documented. In the case of LEDs allowing a design to ‘run hot’ drastically reduces component lifespan and significantly increases the risk of catastrophic component failure.