Category Archives: TEC

What is a thermoelectric cooler and where is it used in cooling electronics?

Thermoelectric coolers (TEC) are interesting devices. Also known as a Peltier device, due to their being invented by French physicist Jean-Charles-Athanase Peltier. A TEC can use alot of energy but when you need significant cooling, a TEC is a good solution. Learn more about them in our 2-min. video

Nextreme Thermal’s microscale TECs can bring cooling to the telecomm industry’s fiber optic transmission light sources

Nextreme Thermal has patented thin-film embedded cooling technology that can be incorporated into various small designs; including LED (Light Emitting Diodes) and Laser Diodes. Their TECs provide cooling right to the problem area, thus allowing for smaller and more cost effective thermal solutions.

Nextreme Thermal has an excellent video on this, from their web site that explains how their technology works in telecomm fiber optic equipment