Test & Measurement

Book Review of Electronics Cooling (2016)

September 6th, 2016

by MP Divakar, PhD, Stack Design Automation Technical Editor, Electronics Cooling Online Electronics cooling engineers and designers are used to one constant in their professional lives: change. Most of it (as far as problem solving…read more

Fan-less Modular 600W PSU Announced

July 26th, 2016

Excelsys has recently announced the development of its CoolX600, a fan-less modular 600W power supply that is 215 x 115 x 40mm (8.5 x 4.5inch x 1U). CoolX600 can be populated with up to four…read more

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Electric Cars Will Not Meet the Same Fate as HoverBoards’ Overheated Batteries

July 12th, 2016

(July 11, 2016) Where electric cars and hoverboards both use lithium-ion cells, electric cars will have a more diligent manufacturing process and thus more heat control. According to blog CarAndDriver.com, “Automotive-grade cells are very, very…read more

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Automobile Exposition Coming to Michigan This Year

July 12th, 2016

(July 6, 2016) The Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo will be coming to Novi, Michigan, USA on September 13 – 15, 2016. The “Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo is the premier showcase for…read more

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Industry’s First Portable Measurement Equipment to Improve Thermal Efficiency

May 2nd, 2016

SANYO DENKI has recently developed and launched the first portable measuring equipment that measures the system impedance and operating airflow of devices. The San Ace Airflow Tester claims to “improve the thermal efficiency of a…read more

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Graphene Nanoflakes Better Dissipates Electronics’ Heat

May 2nd, 2016

(April 29, 2016) Recently, a team of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have developed a more efficient approach to cooling electronics using graphene nanoflake-based film. According to E&T, the team performed “experiments…read more

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BIG Thermal Test for the JWST Test Model

April 25th, 2016

(April 22nd, 2016) The James Webb Space Telescope had an “observatory core” test model twin of itself constructed for the biggest thermal test Goddard mechanical integration technician, Chris Matthews, has ever had. Matthews’ team of…read more

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New Approach to Simulate Nanoscale Thermoelectric Materials

April 18th, 2016

(April 7th, 2016) A research group led by Joe Feser, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware, has developed a new approach to simulating nanoscale heat transfer in materials,…read more

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Application of Diamond Heat Spreaders for the Thermal Management of GaN Devices

April 14th, 2016

Application of Diamond Heat Spreaders for the Thermal Management of GaN Devices Thomas Obeloer*, Bruce Bolliger Element Six Technologies 3901 Burton Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054 [email protected]   Yong Han, Boon Long Lau, Gongyue Tang,…read more

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Thermal Facts and Fairy Tales: Automated Meshing Philosophy?

April 14th, 2016

Thermal Facts and Fairy Tales: Automated Meshing Philosophy? Peter Rodgers Fairy tales are a well-established way to convey science and technology education. For example, a recent textbook [1] has documented how a range of Victorian-era…read more

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New Energy Efficient Air-to-Air Outdoor Cooler Released

March 29th, 2016

Laird has released its new air-to-air outdoor cooler, the AA-480 Series, that is smaller and more energy efficient than similar units on the market. The cooler has “480 Watts of cooling power and a Coefficient…read more

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Overcoming Cooling Challenges Downloadable Webinar Now Available

March 21st, 2016

The recent Electronics Cooling with Autodesk CFD Webinar on how to ensure proper cooling as the electronics used in products change and improve is now available for download. Exploring ‘invisible elements’ like airflow and heat…read more

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Registration for Thermal Conference Opens

March 21st, 2016

ITherm 2016 has now opened registration for the conference running from May 31 to June 3, 2016 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. ITherm 2016 is the leading international conference for scientific and…read more

Nominations Open for IEEE ITherm Achievement Award

February 8th, 2016

The biennial ITherm Achievement Award is open for nominations for 2016. The Award is presented in recognition of significant contributions made in thermal and thermomechanical management of electronics, of pioneering and sustaining electronics thermal/thermomechanical research…read more