How to Select a Heat Sink Video from Cuidevices.com
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How to Select a Heat Sink Video from Cuidevices.com

Heat sinks play an important role in circuit design, providing an efficient path for heat to be transferred into the ambient air and away from electronic devices. Without them, many electronics such as BJTs, MOSFETs, linear regulators, BGA packages, and so on are more likely to...

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3D printed liquid cooled heatsinks cool down TO-247 transistors
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3D printed liquid cooled heatsinks cool down TO-247 transistors

Standard Transistor Cooler Made by 3D-printing using SLM (Selective Laser Melting) A very effective way to dissipate the high heat flux densities of electronic power modules or power devices with high power density is the use of micro-coolers or micro-channel heat sinks made by SML....

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Do You Need to Use a Fan for Cooling with the New Raspberry Pi 4?
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Do You Need to Use a Fan for Cooling with the New Raspberry Pi 4?

Alasdair Allan @ blog.hackster.io explores this question in details. Every time a new Raspberry Pi is released there are mutterings about the thermal control of the new board. But this time, it looks like it might well be necessary to add some passive, or even active, cooling to the...

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A miniature microfluidics heat sink For high-performance chip cooling
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A miniature microfluidics heat sink For high-performance chip cooling

At the Embedded World Conference 2019, imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, presents a silicon-based compact microchannel heat sink that enables high heat flux dissipation. The imec heat sink assembled to a high performance...

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Thermal design: Get the heat out of the electronics
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Thermal design: Get the heat out of the electronics

Paul [email protected] edn.com discuss about thermal design in electronics and how to design your board to dissipate it effectively. If you have high-powered LEDS, or a power supply, or are trying to control larger motors, you have to get a lot of heat out of your circuit boards. The classic way...

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App Note: Heat sink mounting guide
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App Note: Heat sink mounting guide

Fairchild Semiconductor’s app note on proper heat sink mounting to achieve lower thermal resistance between the package and its heat sink. Link here (PDF) This document provides guidelines for mounting heat sinks for the proper thermal management of power semiconductor devices in...

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Don’t be afraid of heatsinks modifications
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Don’t be afraid of heatsinks modifications

If you´d like to use some of standard heatsink profiles, but you need for example an extra opening, we´ll supply it to you customized according to your needs. Perhaps everyone of us is familiar with a sentence mentioned in various catalogues, á la “upon request we can supply...

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Triacs – How to calculate power and predict Tjmax
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Triacs – How to calculate power and predict Tjmax

An application note from NXP on how to calculate the power dissipated by the triac: This Application Note describes how to calculate the power dissipation for triacs and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers. Thermal calculations are also included to help the circuit designer to predict the...

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