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Surface Temperatures of Electronics Products: Appliances vs. Wearables

September 20th, 2016

by MP Divakar, PhD, Stack Design Automation Technical Editor, Electronics Cooling Online Prior to designing the requisite thermal management solution, engineers routinely calculate the junction temperatures of active and passive components using various methods at…read more

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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

Wide Array of Flow Switches Available

August 29th, 2016

Sika offers a wide array of flow instruments, including flow switches. Flow switch options include the VK300 Flow Switch, Trimmable Paddle for Insertion, the VK300 Flow Switch for Copper Pipes, a Flow Switch for Pool…read more

Tech Brief: Commercially-available Thermally Enhanced Polymer Composite Materials Characteristics

August 22nd, 2016

Peter Rodgers, Editor Valérie Eveloy, The Petroleum Institute Introduction The development, characterization, and implementation of polymer composite materials for the thermal management of electronic equipment has recently began to attract attention [1,2].  The enhanced thermal conductivity,…read more

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Thermal Conductor Research Project Joined by UH Physicist

August 2nd, 2016

(July 21, 2016) University of Houston’s MD Anderson Professor and physicist, Zhifeng Ren, has joined the $7.5 million collaboration to develop a material with a higher conductivity than diamonds. “Earlier research conducted in this field…read more

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Combination of Two Insulators Could Enable More Efficient Heat Management

August 2nd, 2016

(July 28, 2016) Recently, “researchers at the University of Utah and the University of Minnesota have discovered that when two oxide compounds—strontium titanate (STO) and neodymium titanate (NTO)—are joined together, they make an extraordinary conductive…read more

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Heat Sinks Improved with 3D Printing

August 2nd, 2016

(July 18, 2016) The complimenting research done by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee Knoxville has found a way to improve the heat dissipation in electronics using 3D printing. According to 3DPrint.com,…read more

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Free Component Libraries Launched

July 26th, 2016

Würth Elektronik eiSos, a manufacturer of electronic and electromagnetical components, is now providing free component libraries of its passive components for Zuken’s CADSTAR design software. The libraries allow users to simply download the correct components…read more

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3D Printed Smartphone Case to Include Cooling Fans for Sustained Pokemon Go Play

July 19th, 2016

(July 18, 2016) A 3D printed smartphone case that may better support and cool smartphones has recently been designed and prototype printed. Made to look like a real life Pokédex, SparkFun user NPOOLE created the…read more

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New Raytheon Power Module is Industry Breakthrough

July 19th, 2016

(July 14, 2016) Recently Raytheon has developed a “SiC-based high-temperature small-form-factor power module for electrical switching in harsh environments,” according to Semiconductor-Today.com. Semiconductor-Today reported that, “A prototype module that includes two 1200V silicon carbide (SiC)…read more

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Cooling Powerful Electronics with Powerful Sand

July 19th, 2016

(July 13, 2016) Recently, associate professor Baratunde Cola of the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology uncovered the “potential of silicon dioxide nanoparticles coated with a high dielectric constant polymer…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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Application of Phase Change Materials in Handheld Computing Devices

July 7th, 2016

William Maltz, Darryl Moore, and Arun Raghupathy 1. Introduction With peak loads often in the order of minutes and ergonomic considerations limiting surface temperatures and acoustical noise, handheld devices, such as smart phones or tablets, are…read more

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Research Underway for Heat Conductor Substitutes for Diamond

July 5th, 2016

(July 5, 2016) Thanks to a research grant awarded from the Office of Naval Research for pursuing “high risk-high reward” scientific and technological breakthroughs, six universities are working to develop cost-effective and high-quality substitutes for…read more

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