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The Electronics Cooling Metaphorical Drinking Game

October 1st, 2014

There are a handful of quoted and re-quoted drivers, concepts and technologies in the electronics cooling industry. Be it a presentation, peer reviewed paper, press release, thermal design guide or webinar the same core material…read more

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Xilinx Patent for Critical Tj Prediction

September 19th, 2014

A recently issued patent describes a process by which the critical IC temperature (junction temperature, Tj) can be determined in an end user environment. A critical junction temperature is one that, should the IC temperature…read more

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Dell Precision – Spot on Thermal Design

September 8th, 2014

Develop 3D is a UK based Magazine and Website focussing on the technologies involved in product design. The latest copy had a fascinating article on Dell’s Precision Workstation labs. This blog is being written on…read more

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Top 10 FloTHERM V10 Features – #11: Odds and Sods

September 5th, 2014

A release so good it has 11 best top 10 features, very Spinal Tap. I thought I’d wrap up this series with a list of more minor, but imo, very useful features and finish off…read more

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Top 10 FloTHERM V10 Features – #10: Improved Solar Calculator

September 4th, 2014

Arguably the most important (and often least well characterised) parameter controlling the temperature of electronic products is their power dissipation. Usually dissipated on the active layer of a die, this heat power seeps through the…read more

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Top 10 FloTHERM V10 Features – #9: Data Center Simulation

September 3rd, 2014

FloVENT, FloTHERM’s sister product aimed at 3D CFD simulation of the built environment, has for many years been able to simulate the thermal behaviour of a data center. After all a data center is a…read more

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Top 10 FloTHERM V10 Features – #8: Thermostatic Control with Hysteresis

August 29th, 2014

Electronics thermal simulation historically focussed on steady state conditions, worse case scenarios where for example a power dissipation is assumed at a maximum and unchanging. Not a direct reflection of reality but the conservative (over)temperature…read more

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Top 10 FloTHERM V10 Features – #7: Super-fast Parallel CFD Solver

July 18th, 2014

I’m sure in the (far) future, product design and manufacture will just involve a big box that you can ask to make things for you. “A leg driven transport device with communication, health monitoring and…read more

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Top 10 FloTHERM V10 Features – #6: Integrated Summary Columns

June 30th, 2014

If there’s one word that describes electronics products it’s ‘complexity’. Actually, scratch that, that’s too generic a term. How about ‘cluttered’? IC packages are constructed from a number of different parts, soldered onto a PCB…read more

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Top 10 FloTHERM V10 Features – #5: FloSCRIPT

June 10th, 2014

Flo. As far as prefixes go, I don’t know of another company that uses one so consistently for product branding, well apart from Apple. ‘Flo’ comes from ‘Flow’ and was part of the naming of…read more

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Top 10 FloTHERM V10 Features – #4: Updated CAD

June 4th, 2014

FloTHERM’s strength has always its been its robustness, founded on a simplicity of technology that we’ve tried not to compromise over its 25 year life. This is no truer than in its 3D CAD drawing…read more

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Top 10 FloTHERM V10 Features – #3: FEA Interfacing

June 3rd, 2014

Temperature has always been, and will continue to be, a good enough leading indicator of product reliability. As a parameter it is easy to specify a maximum rating value and relatively easy to measure. However…read more

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Ramping Up for THERMINIC! Abstract Deadline 28th May 2014

May 16th, 2014

The first deadline for abstract submissions to the 20th IEEE Workshop on THERMAL INVESTIGATIONS OF IC’s AND SYSTEMS (THERMINIC 2014) to be held at the magnificent World Heritage Site in Greenwich, London, has now passed.…read more

Top 10 FloTHERM V10 Features – #2: Advanced Find

February 25th, 2014

Electronic products, and products that contain electronics, are typified by being constructed of 100s if not 1000s of individual parts. A CPU alone is the most complex manufactured product on earth as demonstrated in this…read more

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