Phase Change Materials and Transient Loads
In the Thermal Management field, phase change materials (PCMs) have been studied for many years, and they have been put to many uses. They have been changed as thermal interface materials (TIMs) and for thermal energy storage. This article examines the latter application and includes temperature and time curves as illustrations.
Modern Test Equipment for TIM Testing
The quality of thermal interface materials (TIM) has become increasingly important as the ever increasing dissipation level of ICs requires more sophisticated solutions to reduce the thermal resistance Rth along the heat-flow path. In this article, several international test devices are examined.
The Benefits of Supply Air Temperature Control in the Data Centre
Controlling the temperature in a data centre can be critical to achieving maximum uptime and efficiency. But, is it being controlled in the right place. In this article, the author argues for controlling temperature at the supply side of the air handler and giving back control to the facility manager.
Effects of Different Compounds and Cooling Enhancements on the Thermal Resistance of a Stacked-Die
As the demands for faster, smaller and multifunctional mobile devices, such as cell phones, PDAs, and netbooks, keep increasing, engineers are trying to integrate more functions into a single chip. This piece examines the stacked die package through a close study of the conductivity of die attach, mold compound or underfill material.
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