Test & Measurement

Researchers Pinpoint Heat Movement in Nanostructures

March 25th, 2014

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a new method of precisely measuring the subtle movement of heat in nanostructures. Heat flows at the nanoscale differently than at larger scales, the researchers say, and understanding how…read more

TTI Analyzers Offer Low-Cost Solution for Non-Invasive Thermal Design Verification

March 7th, 2014

Microsanj, a supplier of high-resolution thermoreflectance thermal imaging systems, tools and consulting services, has announced the availability of its NT100/NT110 thermoreflectance thermal image analyzers starting at $45,000. The availability of the NT100 sub-micon spatial resolution…read more

Ultra-Thin Titanium Based Thermal Solution for Electronic Applications

February 28th, 2014

Payam Bozorgi and George Fleischman PiMEMS, Inc. Introduction As electronic system technology advances with continual increases in requirements leading to greater demand for higher power consumption, there have been growing challenges related to the design…read more

Potential Pitfalls of Hybrid Electrical-Thermal Measurements for Thermal Characterization

February 28th, 2014

Anurag Gupta, David H. Altman, Daniel P. Resler Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Introduction Electrical resistors are often used to simulate heat-dissipating electronic devices in thermal characterization of semiconductor devices. This article describes a study in…read more

Towards Reproducible ASTM D5470 Measurements at Lower Cost

February 28th, 2014

Baratunde A. Cola Georgia Institute of Technology INTRODUCTION  ASTM D5470 (updated to ASTM D5470-12 in 2012) [1] remains an industry standard for characterizing thermal interface materials (TIMs) despite some drawbacks. Ultimately, a TIM must be…read more

Mobile Temperature Control System for Fast Thermal Testing of Electronics

December 16th, 2013

InTEST Thermal has released a new mobile temperature control system for high-speed thermal testing of electronics, sensors and assemblies. The Thermostream ATS-535 brings temperature to the test site by directing a stream of cooled or…read more

New Thermal Modeling Programs Offer Wide Range of Application Simulations

November 22nd, 2013

Software designer Cradle Co., Ltd. has announced the release of version 11 of its SC/Tetra, scSTREAM/Heat Designer, and EOopti thermal modeling programs. SC/Tetra is the unstructured grid Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software for simulations in…read more

New CFD Software Update Offers Efficient Handling of Advanced Designs

November 21st, 2013

Thermal simulation and analysis products supplier Mentor Graphics Corp. has released the next generation of its FloTHERM computational fluid dynamics software program with the addition of a new native Windows graphical user interface (GUI) to…read more

Sony Releases Source Code for Thermal Management Solution

November 11th, 2013

Consumer electronics provider Sony has released the source code for Thermanager, a thermal management solution developed for and used in the company’s Android Open Source Project (AOSP) for Xperia projects. The source code is available…read more

Wind Tunnel for Thermal and Airflow Testing of Multiple PCBs

October 21st, 2013

Omega Engineering has released the new WT-3200 series of wind tunnels for thermal and airflow testing of multiple PCBs. Featuring a 2-D converging nozzle with a multi-point measurement area for sensor placement upstream of the…read more

Testing of Power LEDs: The Latest Thermal Testing Standards from JEDEC

September 13th, 2013

András Poppe, Ph.D.; Mentor Graphics MAD MicReD Unit   The electrical, thermal and optical parameters determining light emitting didoes (LEDs) operation are in a strong, mutual dependence; without knowledge about the parameters in one of…read more

Thermoreflectance Thermal Imaging System for Quality Control and Reliability Analysis

April 22nd, 2013

Microsanj, LLC, a supplier of high resolution, thermoreflectance thermal imaging systems, tools and services, has announced the availability of a new addition to the Nanotherm series of thermoreflectance thermal imaging products. The NT100A General Purpose…read more

Thermal Characterization Tools for Testing and Evaluation of TIM Materials

April 22nd, 2013

Thermal Engineering Associates, Inc. (TEA) has announced the availability of a new family of thermal interface material characterization tools. According to TEA, the new tools are designed to make the testing and evaluation of TIM…read more

Thermal Imaging Camera Kit Offers Less Than 50mK Sensitivity

February 25th, 2013

Omega Engineering Inc., a manufacturer of measurement and control instruments for a range of applications, has released thermal imaging camera kit model OSXL-A35SC for thermal benchtop testing applications.­ According to the company, the new thermal…read more