One of the most daunting challenges an electronics engineer faces is how to handle excess heat for electronic devices. The heat generated by the speed of computations of today’s electronic devices is considerable and must be managed using heat sinks. But what makes a high-quality heat sink for electronics?
Accurate measurement of the waste heat generated by the electronic device’s computations is essential before making any other decisions about the heat sink design used for thermal management. An excellent team of thermal solution engineers should measure this precisely and make design suggestions for the device based on these measurements.
Once you know the amount of waste heat that an electronic device generates, you can then begin looking at thermal management solutions that can dissipate that heat. But this approach will depend on several factors such as
If you are lucky, the electronic device uses some sort of breaker to prevent the components from getting overheated and shuts down the device. While this is inconvenient for the device’s users, it beats the alternative. Melting the area around the heat sink, damaging the surrounding components, and possibly starting a fire.
Getec has provided heat sink designs for industries such as consumer electronics, aviation, communications, LED lighting, medical equipment, and much more for over 30 years now. To learn more, call us at 888-999-8499, contact us online, or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with a Getec heat sink design specialist.