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Controlling Device for Rotational Speed of Fans with PWM Control

September 27th, 2016

Sanyo Denki has released the “San Ace PWM Controller”, a device for controlling the rotational speed of fans that have PWM control function. The controller’s main features include: reduced system power consumption and fan noise,…read more

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Calculation Corner: Spreadsheet-based Matrix Analysis – Extension to Transient Analysis

September 26th, 2016

by Ross Wilcoxon, Ph.D., Associate Technical Editor Over the years, a number of articles [1-3] published in ElectronicsCooling have described the use of thermal resistance networks to analyze electronic systems.  The analysis of a thermal resistance…read more

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High-Performance Circuit Materials Exhibited at Upcoming Conference

September 6th, 2016

Rogers Corporation will exhibit its high-performance circuit materials at the PCB West 2016 Conference and Exhibition, booth 201. Designed to dissipate heat in high-power applications, thermally enhanced 92ML laminates and prepregs are halogen-free, flame-retardant, thermally…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

Webinar and Report Available On-Demand Now

August 18th, 2016

The Critical Power Expo has recently released their report and webinar on “Key Trends on the Design and Operation of Power Systems for Mission-Critical Environments” free and on-demand. The exclusive report explores the key trends…read more

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New DoE Efficiency Standard for Pumps

August 8th, 2016

(August 8, 2016) The minimum efficiency standards for general-purpose, three-phase motors have been raised. “The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) recently released new efficiency standards for commercial and industrial pumps that are based on efficiency…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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New Internal PWM Signal Control Fans

July 26th, 2016

Delta’s new PWM (pulse-width modulation) regulates the voltage signal between fully on and fully off, controlling the speed of a fan. The PWM function is commonly used in OEM cases. Delta also provides standard PWM…read more

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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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Liquid Cooled Computer Runs Train Safety Big Data Analysis

July 26th, 2016

(July 15, 2016) According to CBROnline.com, the “Institute of Railway Research has chosen a liquid cooled high-performance computer to run railway safety big data risk analysis.” “The HPC called PetaGen 1C, immerses Intel server electronics…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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