Thermal Management for 5G

Thermal Management for 5G

In telecommunications 5G stands for fifth generation technology standard for cellular networks. 5G was introduced in 2019 and is the successor to 4G. In the ever evolving world of telecommunications technology, thermal management is a critical aspect that ensures the reliability and longevity of both the network infrastructure and end user devices. With higher data transmission speeds and increased network density, these devices generate more heat, which can impact their performance and lifespan.

Base Station

Base Stations:

Base stations are the backbone of 5G networks, they enable the transmission and reception of high frequency signals. Equipped with powerful processors and radios they process and transmit massive amounts of data, operating continuously under high loads. This intense workload generates heat within the base stations, which can lead to temperature spikes if not properly managed. Overheating can cause equipment failures, network outages, degraded performance, and increased energy consumption. T-Global Technology offers a full range of thermal management solutions including the high performance TG-A1660 Ultra-Soft Thermal Pads with a thermal conductivity of of 14.5W/mK and are highly conformable and supplied in either standard sheet format or custom die-cut parts depending on requirements. For higher heat loads of up to 100W/mK we can supply custom Heat Pipes, Heat Sinks, Vapour Chambers and Thermal Interface Materials including Pads, Putties and Tapes to create integrated heat dissipation modules tailored to suit.

fibre optic

Fibre Optic Modules:

Fibre optic modules are integral components of 5G networks, responsible for transmitting vast amounts of data at high speeds. However, these modules are susceptible to thermal issues, as they contain lasers and sensitive optical components. T-Global Technology offers Non-Silicone Thermal Pads and TG-N8000 Non-Silicone Thermal Putty which are perfect for fibre optic modules. These products effectively dissipate heat, without the risk of silicone outgassing for silicone sensitive applications such as fibre optics to maintain the stability and longevity of the modules without compromising on safety or performance.

5G mobile phone

Mobile Devices:

Mobile devices and smart phones have evolved to support 5G connectivity but they face thermal challenges due to their compact size, high-performance components and user expectations. Prolonged usage can result in uncomfortable heat levels and even affect battery life and device performance. Users are demanding faster network speeds and wider coverage along with increased battery life and overall handset performance. Popular choices for 5G mobile devices include Heat Spreaders and Vapour Chambers as well as more traditional Thermal Interface Materials such as Putties and Tapes. Read more on thermal management for mobile devices in our Electronics overview.

Why choose T-Global Technology?

In the fast paced world of 5G technology, effective thermal management is crucial to ensure the reliability, performance, and safety of base stations, modules, and connected devices. T-Global Technology’s range of thermal management products provides the ideal solution for dissipating heat and maximising the efficiency of 5G devices and infrastructure. Use the buttons below to view our full product range, contact us to request a sample or go back to the industry applications overview.

5G infrastructure

Thermal Management for 5G

In telecommunications 5G stands for fifth generation technology standard for cellular networks. 5G was introduced in 2019 and is the successor to 4G. In the ever evolving world of telecommunications technology, thermal management is a critical aspect that ensures the reliability and longevity of both the network infrastructure and end user devices. With higher data transmission speeds and increased network density, these devices generate more heat, which can impact their performance and lifespan.

Base Stations:

Base stations are the backbone of 5G networks, they enable the transmission and reception of high frequency signals. Equipped with powerful processors and radios they process and transmit massive amounts of data, operating continuously under high loads. This intense workload generates heat within the base stations, which can lead to temperature spikes if not properly managed. Overheating can cause equipment failures, network outages, degraded performance, and increased energy consumption. T-Global Technology offers a full range of thermal management solutions including the high performance TG-A1660 Ultra-Soft Thermal Pads with a thermal conductivity of of 14.5W/mK and are highly conformable and supplied in either standard sheet format or custom die-cut parts depending on requirements. For higher heat loads of up to 100W/mK we can supply custom Heat Pipes, Heat Sinks, Vapour Chambers and Thermal Interface Materials including Pads, Putties and Tapes to create integrated heat dissipation modules tailored to suit.

Base Station

Fibre Optic Modules:

Fibre optic modules are integral components of 5G networks, responsible for transmitting vast amounts of data at high speeds. However, these modules are susceptible to thermal issues, as they contain lasers and sensitive optical components. T-Global Technology offers Non-Silicone Thermal Pads and TG-N8000 Non-Silicone Thermal Putty which are perfect for fibre optic modules. These products effectively dissipate heat, without the risk of silicone outgassing for silicone sensitive applications such as fibre optics to maintain the stability and longevity of the modules without compromising on safety or performance.

fibre optic

Mobile Devices:

Mobile devices and smart phones have evolved to support 5G connectivity but they face thermal challenges due to their compact size, high-performance components and user expectations. Prolonged usage can result in uncomfortable heat levels and even affect battery life and device performance. Users are demanding faster network speeds and wider coverage along with increased battery life and overall handset performance. Popular choices for 5G mobile devices include Heat Spreaders and Vapour Chambers as well as more traditional Thermal Interface Materials such as Putties and Tapes. Read more on thermal management for mobile devices in our Electronics overview.

5G mobile phone

Why choose T-Global Technology?

In the fast paced world of 5G technology, effective thermal management is crucial to ensure the reliability, performance, and safety of base stations, modules, and connected devices. T-Global Technology’s range of thermal management products provides the ideal solution for dissipating heat and maximising the efficiency of 5G devices and infrastructure. Use the buttons below to view our full product range, contact us to request a sample or go back to the industry applications overview.

5G infrastructure