As power density and complexity increases in electronic devices the amount of heat also increases, effective thermal management is required to increase product performance and longevity. If heat is not managed in an appropriate manner then this can lead to reduced life-times, product failures and safety issues.
What is Thermal Management?
All electrical energy supplied to electronic devices is dissipated as heat. Thermal management is the controlled dissipation of this heat. This is achieved by providing an effective thermal path from the junction to the ambient environment using all modes of heat transfer:
Heat Transfer Definitions:
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